Morning, Thursday, 16th January 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar focuses on new and emerging novel foods.
It will be an opportunity to discuss:
- The regulation of foods that are emerging or newly classified as novel foods - as well as latest developments,
- The regulatory response to new product developments in food, nutrition, and health - including the impact of Brexit, and
- Priorities for driving forward innovation and research looking at the potential of novel foods in meeting demand for increased production of healthy food.
It comes with:
- Recent proposals in the European Parliament for plant-based products to be banned from using meat designations;
- Insect food products receiving novel food status and requiring approval from January 2020; and
- The European Commission’s update earlier this year to classify products including cannabinoids (CBD) as novel, as a history of consumption cannot be demonstrated.
There will be keynote contributions from: Professor Peter Gregory, Chair, Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes; Ruth Willis, Regulated Products Risk Assessment Team Leader, Food Standards Agency; Kathryn Miller, Innovation Lead, Food and Nutrition, Innovate UK - as well as from Carolyn Hudson, Marketing Manager, England Marketing; Sam Jennings, Fellow and Chair, Food Regulatory Special Interest Group, Institute of Food Science and Technology; Professor Huw Jones, Professor of Translational Genomics for Plant Breeding, Aberystwyth University and Sharon Morey, UK and EU Regulatory Affairs Manager, Campden BRI.
Further speakers include: Sian Edmunds, Burges Salmon; Mike Harlington, Cannabis Trades Association; Tess Kelly, Quorn and Dr Nick Rousseau, Woven Network.
- Emerging trends in novel foods;
- The potential for novel foods - priorities for research and innovation;
- Managing the introduction of new and emerging novel foods - food safety, the use of descriptors, and developing a regulatory framework;
- Novel food regulation post-Brexit - convergence, opportunities, and priorities going forward:
- The evolving European regulatory landscape;
- Opportunities for novel foods from biotechnology;
- Food sector innovation, safety assurance and market access;
- Nutritional health claims in novel foods - latest developments; and
- International case study - novel food regulation in practice.
- Next steps for novel food regulation in the UK.