EU Novel Foods (1997-2017): An Expert’s Perspective

Continuing controversy has followed the regulation of novel foods in the EU. Intertek has been actively monitoring regulatory changes over the years and has achieved more than 50 successful approvals and notifications (more than any other company to date!).

This free on-demand webinar, presented by our EU novel food expert Nigel Baldwin, takes us back to 1997 and provides a unique insight into the regulation’s raison d'être, and how it has been implemented. He presents landmark approvals and decisions, and how they have clashed or harmonised with other legislation. Mr. Baldwin shares the practical experience our regulatory experts have gained and discusses how the risk assessment process has transitioned from the old Scientific Committee for Food (SCF) to EFSA. Additionally, he covers trends in new ingredient approvals and includes an update of the draft implementing regulations, which were recently published for comment. Viewers will gain insight into the complexity of the novel food environment and how to effectively and efficiently navigation the application process.