Reading it right on Novel Foods

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Wednesday, 27 September, 2017 - 10:45 to 13:45
SCI, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS

On 1st January 2018, Regulation (EC) No. 258/97 on novel foods and novel food ingredients will cease to apply, and Regulation (EU) No. 2015/2283 on novel foods will take its place. What will this change mean for foods already on the European Union (EU) market and new foods intended for placing on the market?

The incoming Regulation 2015/2283 has the same ‘cut off’ date of 15th May 1997 for defining a novel food, but it brings in some changes, including extending and clarifying the classification categories of novel foods, and also to the authorisation process. A new authorisation process is added for traditional foods entering the EU market from Third Countries, and other ingredients will be subject to central authorisation.

Expert speakers will review the implications of these changes. The programme will look at the requirements of the incoming Regulation, the points expected to be of priority in future reviews of novel foods, and the potential effects of Regulation 2015/2283 on certain food categories already present on the market, with the status of insects and insect-derived products discussed as an example.

The possible implications of the UK’s exit from the EU on UK submissions that are already going through the novel foods process will be covered, as will the effect of this issue on future novel foods assessments by the UK.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS EVENT?

  • Anyone with an academic, professional or personal interest in food law relating to novel foods and ingredients
  • Regulatory and technical staff wishing to ensure their knowledge of EU food law in this area is up-to-date
  • Enforcers dealing with food standards
  • Retail and marketing staff looking to increase their awareness

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PROGRAMME

10.45 Registration
11.00 Welcome, David Faires, Chair, IFST Food Law Steering Group
11.05

Novel foods beyond January 2018 - New vs Old: a regulator’s perspective
Ruth Willis, Food Standards Agency

11.45

Break

11.55

Authorizing edible insects under the new novel food regulation
Francesca Lotta, Bird & Bird

12.15

Focus on Insects - Demands on a fledgling industry
Mark Ramsden, ADAS Digital

12.35

Q & A panel session

12.55

Closing comments

13.00 Lunch
13.30 End

Please note that the programme is subject to change. 

COST:  £10.00 IFST Members / £30.00 Non-members. 

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