As part of the Farm to Fork Strategy, the EU’s roadmap to sustainable food systems, the European Commission has announced revision of regulations related to the food labelling, to help consumers make informed, healthy and sustainable food choices. The panel thus examines planned changes to FIC regulation and setting up a front of pack labelling scheme, establishing nutrient profiles. They also discuss green claims substantiations and revision date marking ("best before" and "use by" dates), as a recent EU study showed that 10% of all food waste generated in the EU could be linked to this labelling requirement.
Join this session to learn what is coming and how the EU is looking to empower consumers to make more sustainable and healthy food choices, and how companies can start preparing for the planned changes in the regulatory framework.
Katia Merten-Lentz, Partner & Founder, Food Law Science & Partners
Katia Merten-Lentz, partner resident and founder/manager of the law firm “Food Law Science & Partners”, has been for more than 25 years, a leading practitioner in European food and feed law. Her practice also extends to Biotechnologies, Environmental Law and Cosmetics Law. She is one of the few lawyers assisting clients from A to Z in the food and feed area obtaining European authorization for new additives, enzymes, novel foods and accompanying them with issues ranging from marketing (labeling and claims) to innovation (nanomaterials, genetically modified organisms, new breeding techniques), thanks to her scientific internal support.
David Pineda Ereño , Managing Director and Consultant on Strategy, Policy and Regulation, DPE International Consulting
Graduated in Law by the University of Deusto, Bilbao and with a Master’s degree in Comparative Law and European Law (LL.M.) by the University of Maastricht, David Pineda Ereño has over 20 years of experience providing strategic and regulatory advice to companies, trade associations and government bodies in the food, nutrition and health arena at national, regional and international level in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Middle East and the United States. David has vast experience advising on regulatory projects, regulatory harmonization, trade associations and strategic plans for the removal of trade barriers and the market access for food and ingredients worldwide.