FoodLegal Symposium announced, Health Claim Hazards and other hot issues
- July 5, 2012
- Amy Brown
Marketing healthier foods or better brands or using innovative food ingredients or processes, can involve a regulatory minefield. There are real risks in the making of Health Claim hazards.
On 21 August 2012, Australia’s top food regulators, top food-law legal experts and food policy-makers will be speaking on the regulatory issues of Health Claims - at FoodLegal’s half-day Symposium, ‘Health Claim Hazards: Navigating the regulatory minefield’.
Speakers include Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) General Manager Dean Stockwell, and the New South Wales Food Authority (NSWFA)’s Manager of Enforcement Peter Day, and food regulatory experts Joe Lederman, Charles Fisher, Carole Inkster (ex-NZFSA) and Jonathan Kite (FSANZ ‘s Risk Manager).
Various presentations will address the concerns and opportunities for food marketers under the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code and the Competition and Consumer Act and other possible regimes such as New Zealand’s Supplemented Food Standard and the opportunity for exploiting its free trade opportunities. Key food marketing topics such as parallel imports, novel foods, special-purpose medical foods, and New Zealand’s Supplemented Food Standard will also be addressed.
A taste of the top line-up
FSANZ’s Dean Stockwell’s topic will address ‘Moves towards a workable Health Claims standard and its challenges.’
Peter Day, Executive Director of Compliance at the NSWFA will discuss ‘Enforcement and regulatory approaches in relation to Health Claims.’
Food law expert Joe Lederman, Managing Principal of FoodLegal, will speak on ‘Marketing healthier foods, better brands, and more branding issues: the challenges and opportunities!’
Senior Food Scientist and Risk Manager at FSANZ, Jonathan Kite, will address regulatory issues concerning new foods or food substances.
Providing a New Zealand angle, Carole Inkster will consider the regulatory opportunity for Australian food businesses in ‘Something Special from New Zealand – the Supplemented Food Standard’.
Pre-booking is essential for this Symposium, which will be held at The Menzies Hotel in Sydney. Bookings online are from here, and like all previous FoodLegal Symposiums, seats are expected to fill fast. Go to here.