Intertek Sponsors & Hosts Food Matters Live Seminar Theatre – Functional Nutrition, Cradle to Grave

August 16, 2017

Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, will be sponsoring, chairing and curating the "Functional Nutrition - Cradle to Grave" Seminar Theatre at Stand 648 during Food Matters Live in ExCel, London from November 21-23, 2017.

Functional food is recognized to be more important to our health than ever before with an upsurge in research findings to support a huge array of healthy ingredients to help maintain well-being, reduce the risk of disease and enhance performance. Intertek expert, Nigel Baldwin, Senior Director, Food & Nutrition, states “R&D in the food ingredients sector has moved rapidly over recent years and with the introduction of new regulations and scientific guidance from the EU, it’s hard to keep your finger on the pulse. We see some of the most successful new product introductions and potential growth, particularly in the food supplements area as lifestyle specific, using combinations of more traditional functional ingredients alongside cutting edge new bioactives; so, it will be interesting to hear what the innovators in our industry have been developing and provide food for thought for nutrition providers".

Food Matters Live 2017 has organized a seminar program “Functional Nutrition – Cradle to Grave” which will be hosted by Intertek in the theatre area at Stand 648 and will span over the 3 days of the event. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with the speakers after the presentations have concluded. Our seminar program will take place in the Nutraceutical Showcase within the exhibition floor. The Nutraceutical Showcase is a visitor attraction and will provide advice and insight on the latest regulatory framework and developments driving innovation in the nutraceutical industry.

"Functional Nutrition - Cradle to Grave" will feature 3 main sessions and will provide attendees with the latest updates supporting what nutrition is beneficial during pregnancy, evidence determining what ingredients are best for your lifestyle during your most productive years and will discuss what key nutrients can help us manage as we approach our senior years. Intertek Health, Environmental & Regulatory Services (HERS) will provide regulatory updates during the following 3 sessions in conjunction with invited speakers from industry:

November 21st, 2017 | Stand 648
10:30 - 11:30 - Mums, Babies and Toddlers

  • Folic acid - The established role of pre-conceptual folic acid and reduced risk of neural tube defects
    Presenter: Michele Sadler, Consultant Nutritionist
  • DHA and ARA - Exploring the evidence that supplemental LC-PUFA’s is important in achieving optimal development of the central nervous system in infants
    Presenter: Rob Winwood, Manager, Scientific Communications, DSM Nutritional Products
  • Regulatory Update
    Presenter: Nigel Baldwin, Senior Director, Europe, Food & Nutrition, Intertek HERS 

November 22nd, 2017 | Stand 648
10:30 - 13:00 - The Rat Race and Autumn Years

  • Cranberry – A Nutritional Approach to Health
    Presenter: Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. Speaker TBC
  • Astaxanthin - Natural astaxanthin to boost your energy
    Presenter: Åke Lignell, PhD, Director R&D, AstaReal AB
  • How to support health in middle age with functional carbohydrates and fibres
    Presenter: Antje Jungclaus, Senior Manager Nutrition Communication, BENEO-Institute, Beneo GmBH
  • Plant sterols/stanols, LDL-cholesterol lowering and CVD risk reduction: Addressing target population and intake compliance for best benefit
    Presenter: Elke Tratuwein, Chair of the Science Committee, International Plant Sterol and Stanol Association (IPSSA)
  • Vitamin K2 –Not Your Grandmothers’ Vitamin: K2, Active Lifestyles, & Longevity
    Presenter: Jim Beakey, Kappa Bioscience AS
  • Omega 3’s
  • Regulatory Update
    Presenter: Nigel Baldwin, Senior Director, Europe, Food & Nutrition, Intertek HERS

November 23rd, 2017 | Stand 648
11:45 - 13:30 - Taking Care

  • Vitamin D and falling
    Presenter: Michele Sadler, Consultant Nutritionist
  • Citicoline and Glutathione - Cognition
    Presenter: Karen E. Todd, Kyowa - Kyowa Hakko USA, Registered Dietitian
  • Human Milk Oligosaccharides: Delivering health beyond infancy
  • Probiotics: IBD, IBS and much more
    Presenter: Prof Claudio DeSimone, Professor of Infectious Diseases, Retired from the University of L’Aquila, Italy
  • Regulatory Update
    Presenter: Nigel Baldwin, Senior Director, Europe, Food & Nutrition, Intertek HERS

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Contact Information

Tracy Veale
Global Marketing Manager
+1 905 542 2900

Nigel Baldwin
Senior Director, Europe
+44 1 252 392 464