Leatherhead hosts Regulatory Masterclasses at Vitafoods

Leatherhead hosts Regulatory Masterclasses at Vitafoods

Masterclasses will explore the Food Information to Consumers Regulation, PARNUTs around the globe, Primary Authority Partnerships and more.

Aimed at international food science and regulatory experts, Leatherhead Food Research is delighted to offer a program of Regulatory Masterclasses on the first two days of Vitafoods Europe 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. Held May 6 to 8, Vitafoods is the key global nutraceutical industry event. Leatherhead’s Masterclasses will explore topical areas, including the Food Information to Consumers Regulation (FIC), PARNUTs/foods for specific groups, food supplements, nutrition and health claims and Primary Authority Partnerships. 

Sukh Gill, Head of Global Regulatory Services at Leatherhead, said: ‘the Masterclasses are prime opportunities for industry to gain legislative updates in key areas, particularly the FIC which will present considerable changes to existing legislation on food labelling. With the additional demands this legislation will place on key functions inside and outside of your business, planning for the challenges ahead will be imperative to manage cost and avoid disruption.”

Masterclass 1: Tackling the Challenges Presented by the EU Food Information to Consumers (FIC) Regulation – Presented in English (1a) and French (1b) 
(1a) Tuesday, May 6, 10:00 to 11:30, (1b) Wednesday 7 May, 13 to 14:30
Ideal for those tasked with undertaking label changes, this Masterclass will provide delegates with a key understanding of the FIC, how it will affect their food business, and the steps they need to take to ensure their business complies.   
Masterclass 2: Food Supplements and the International Regulatory Environment
Tuesday, May 6, 13:00 to 14:30
Delegates will gain an understanding of the regulatory and industry issues that apply to food supplements and receive guidance from experts in the fields of novel foods, medicinal considerations and botanical products.                                  
Masterclass 3: Food Advertising & Marketing: Nutrition & Health Claims in the UK
Tuesday, May 6, 15:30 to 17:00
Provides a review of the implementation of the EU Nutrition & Health Claims Regulation into the UK Advertising Codes. Delegates will gain an understanding of the regulation of food advertising and marketing and how it will affect their business and brand reputation.  
Masterclass 4: PARNUTs EU & International
Wednesday, May 7, 10:00 to 11:30
Delegates will gain an overview of regulatory challenges surrounding foods for particular nutritional purposes/foods for specific groups, e.g. infant formula, gluten-free products, sport foods and drinks, weight management products, or food for specific medical purposes, in key international markets.  
Masterclass 5: Authority Partnerships & Mutual Recognition in the EU
Wednesday May 7, 15:30 to 17:00
This Masterclass will explain the huge potential of Primary Authority Partnerships in enabling Food Business Operators to receive “assured advice” as well gain a better understanding of how to trade in the EU with confidence.  
For more information on the Regulatory Masterclasses, visit leatherheadfood.com/regulatory-masterclasses.

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