This conference focuses on the regulation of new and emerging novel foods in the UK - including the way forward for policy following the UK’s exit from the EU, how regulation is responding to innovation in the food sector, and the role of novel food methods in addressing food system challenges.
Areas for discussion include:
- establishing the UK regulatory system for novel foods - managing a smooth transition, new opportunities and challenges, and the future relationship with the EU
- market development - improving access to novel food products across the plant-based sector, as well as insect foods and CBD safety - ensuring that consumers are protected as the sector grows
- research and development - priorities for driving forward innovation in the food sector, and how the regulatory system can keep pace
- role in sustainable food production - as well as opportunities for novel foods to contribute to meeting wider strategic challenges within the food system
The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from the FSA; Food Standards Scotland; Defra; DHSC; the CCC; BEIS; DAERA, NI; DIT; the FCDO; and the Welsh Government
- Paul Tossell, Head of Radiological, GM, Novel Foods and Feed Additives Team, Food Standards Agency
Katrina Hayter, Challenge Director, Transforming Food Production, UKRI
- Professor Erik Millstone, Professor of Science Policy, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex
- Professor Denis Murphy, Professor of Biotechnology, University of South Wales
- Annie-Laure Robin, Senior Consultant, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Leatherhead Food Research
- Simon Benadiba, Institute of Food Science and Technology and Innocent Drinks;
- and many more...