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FDF and Eversheds webinar: Health claims

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27 April 2010

Event, Online

Responding to the new world of approved – and banned – health claims

FDF and leading law firm Eversheds have teamed up to provide FDF members with a free and exclusive opportunity to take part in a webinar looking at important labelling developments which have implications for UK food and drink manufacturers.

Eversheds’ Food Law Partner Owen Warnock will lead the webinar looking at the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation and the practical implications for the food sector. The webinar will also feature an introduction from Barbara Gallani, Director of Food Safety and Science at FDF, on the current timescales and declared transitional periods.

After a brief outline of the Regulation, Owen will look at:

  • the impact on nutrition claims
  • the kinds of health claims that are receiving approval, and those which are not
  • transitional arrangements:
    • how long can debatable claims be made?
    • The impact of UK advertising rules on the transitional position.
  • options for responding when a manufacturer finds a key health claim is rejected
  • new developments:
    • the EU’s newly-announced process for clarifying uncertain health claims
    • will compliance with nutrient profiles ever in fact be required for foods bearing claims?
    • the current European tussle on this issue
  • wider implications of the Regulation for the industry:
    • changes in demand for certain food and ingredients
    • stimulation of fresh research
    • new opportunities to develop markets in disease reduction foodstuffs

Following the presentations there will also be the opportunity to take part in a Q&A session with both speakers.

Eversheds are providing this webinar as part of their FDF Commercial Partnership.

More information about Eversheds and their work within the food and drink industry.

More Information

If you have any queries about the webinar, please do not hesitate to contact FDF’s Angela Stenson at 020 7420 7208 or [email protected]

9:00am – 10:00am
To register for this event simply send an email to [email protected] and they will supply log-in details.

You will need access to a computer with an internet connection and a telephone.