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Nutritients and Supplements in Europe -Regulatory Issues

6th International Workshop
Botanicals, Nutrients
& Food Supplement Claims Europe

Le Plaza Hotel, Brussels, Belgium - Friday, December 8, 2017

Registration includes printed handouts, PDF files, coffee and lunch breaks. Regular rate: 945 EUR (reduced rates for NAREDI, Synadiet, HFMA and Bacchi members, groups, Academics and Government representatives)

8:55 Introduction
Keynote Lecture
9:00 Regulatory Developments in Botanicals, Nutrients and Food Supplement Claims, Mr Tim Gumbel Deputy Head of Unit, EC DG Health & Food Safety, Belgium
Review Lectures
9:40 REFIT - Evaluation of the Regulation on Nutrition and Health Claims, Dr Maria Christodoulou, Director, Agra CEAS Consulting, Belgium
10:20 Coffee / Tea break & Networking
10:50 Botanicals as Traditional Herbal Medicinal Plants Used as Medicine or as Food Supplements – EFSA or EMA, Mr. Patrick Coppens, Food Supplements Europe, Belgium
11:25 Nutrient Profiles open New Opportunities for Claims in Borderline Areas, Mrs. Katia Merten-Lenz, Head of EU Food and Feed Law Team, Keller and Heckman, Belgium
Practical Topics
12:00 Botanicals: New developments in Belgium – Pending claims, Flexibility of Wording, Mr. Joris Geelen, Partner, Food Compliance International, Belgium
12:35 Lunch & Networking
13:45 Botanicals  and Health Claims in the light of the updated Novel Food Regulation, Dr. Bettina Dörr, Expert demarcation between food, drug and cosmetics, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Munich & Upper Bavaria, Germany
14:20 Challenges for Botanicals around the EU: Using Botanical Claims, Complying with National Lists, and Preparing Technical Information, Dr. Luca Bucchini, Managing Director, Hylobates Consulting, Italy
14:55 CJEU Conclusions – a Possible Barrier for Trade? Tackling Market Access Barriers, Ms. Natasja Brusik, Food and Beverages, Loyens & Loeff, Belgium
15:30 Coffee / Tea break & Networking
16:00 Food Supplements, Minerals and Vitamins Market Development - Consumer Motifs and Consumption Patterns, Mr. Peter Loosen, Managing Director Brussels Office, German Federation for Food Law and Food Science, Germany
16:30 Health Advertizing: Do’s and Dont’s with Focus on Social Media, Mrs. Sarah Arayess, advocaat Health, Beauty & Food Law, Hoogenraad & Haak, the Netherlands
17:00 Wrap-up and Conclusions

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Le Plaza Hotel

Blvd Adolphe Max 118-126 B-1000 Brussels, Belgium

Book your room at Hotel Le Plaza: workshop booking rate: 175 € (single, Breakfast included) Download the booking form (Code HEA071217)

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6th Supplement Claims Europe

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Health Food Manufacturers' Association


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EU Food Law

EU Food Policy

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Mailing Address: Health Claims Europe VVZRL, Haverhuisstraat28, B-8870 Izegem (Belgium)