EAS Gives Regulatory Crash Course

Food supplement companies looking for strategic solutions for launching food supplements across Europe can find answers at a one-day intensive workshop organised by international food and nutrition policy consultancy EAS.

The workshop, which is being held for the third time this year due to its popularity, is titled ‘Building a Regulatory Strategy for Marketing Food Supplements in Europe: The key steps to a successful product launch’, and will take place on October 9 in Brussels.

Participants will be taken through a step-by-step process for launching food supplements in the European market – from product entrance strategies to advice on regulations for nutritional and herbal ingredients; information on novel foods procedures and labelling, and the next steps for health claims.

An up-to-date analysis of the most recent regulatory developments in the EU, such as the current climate for herbal ingredients; maximum levels for vitamins and minerals; implications and potential interpretations of the proposed EU Novel Foods Regulation, and health claims will also be presented.

“Navigating the maze of current regulations and making the right strategic judgements in the light of emerging regulatory changes is not easy for companies, particularly at this time”,” said Pieter Lagae, EAS Regulatory Adviser. “This workshop is targeted at guiding companies through the issues and challenges they will meet along the way.”

The workshop will be led by Mr Lagae; EAS Nutritional Product Regulatory Affairs Manager Stefanie Geiser; Katarina Wagner, Regulatory Manager of Nutritional Products; and Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager Efi Leontopoulou.

Participants will also benefit from a 45-minute session at the end of the day on the different rules and regulations for accessing the food supplement market in Asia. The session will be presented by Wai Mun Poon, Regional Regulatory Affairs Manager of EAS Asia, which is based in Singapore.

The EAS workshop is limited to 25 participants in order to maximise the value for attendees. For the full workshop programme or to register for the event, visit www.eas.eu or email [email protected]

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