The presentation highlights the need for the exemption of sports nutrition products from these regulations, stressing that sports foods are targeted at people who exercise and that these products are not HFSS. Also, the presentation analyses the results of ESSNA’s survey on the current use of FOPNL schemes across the sports and active nutrition industry and the challenges faced by the sector.
Claudia Mucciardi, ESSNA Vice Chair / Associate Director of Regulatory and Quality Compliance for Europe, Nutrabolt
Claudia Mucciardi is a Vice-Chair of the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance and joined Nutrabolt in 2021 as Associate Director of Regulatory & Quality Compliance for Europe. She has hands-on experience with a range of sports nutrition products such as protein and pre-workout powders, protein and energy bars, as well as meal replacement products, RTDs and capsules and tablets. In terms of overall professional background, Claudia has over a decade’s worth of experience in compliance of sports foods and supplements, with previous roles at Herbalife, GSK and Glanbia Performance Nutrition. Claudia has extensive knowledge and experience working with harmonised EU legislation as well as dealing with challenges which arise from differing national legislation, or from various interpretations of existing food law.