Workshop: Botanicals, Nutrients & Food Supplement Claims Europe

6th International Workshop
Botanicals, Nutrients & Food Supplement Claims Europe

Le Plaza Hotel, Brussels, Belgium
Friday, December 8, 2017



Companies joining previous programs: Abbott Laboratories, Amway Italia, analyze & realize, APB, Axon Lawyers, BACHI, Bayer, BDI LifeSciences, Diapharm, Dr. Bettina Dörr , DSM Nutritional Products, EAS Strategies, EU Food Law, EU Food Policy, EU Pen & Tec Consulting, Eurofins UK, Eurogenerics, Food Compliance International, Frutarom Belgium, HFMA / EHPM, Hoogenraad & Haak, Indena, Keller and Heckman, Keypharm, Maharishi Ayurveda Products Europe, NAS - Norwegian Advisory Services, Nutracon, Nutraveris, Précon Food Management, Revogan, Rousselot, Royal Herkel, Se-cure Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics, Pragon, Teknologisk Institut, Tilman, Unigra', Universitat de Barcelona, US Mission to the EU


8:55 Introduction

Keynote Lecture


Regulatory Developments in Botanicals, Nutrients and Food Supplement Claims, Mr Tim Gumbel deputy Head of Unit, EC DG Health & Food Safety, Belgium

Review Lectures


REFIT - Evaluation of the Regulation on Nutrition and Health Claims, TBN, AGRA CEAS Consulting, Belgium


Coffee / Tea break & Networking


Botanicals as Traditional Herbal Medicinal Plants Used as Medicine or as Food Supplements – EFSA or EMA, Mr. Patrick Coppens, Food Supplements Europe, Belgium


Nutrient Profiles open New Opportunities for Claims in Borderline Areas, Mrs. Katia Merten-Lenz, Head of EU Food and Feed Law Team, Keller and Heckman, Belgium


Working with the Compendium of Botanicals - EFSA’s Botanical Warehouse, Mr. Joris Geelen, Partner, Food Compliance International, Belgium


Lunch & Networking

Practical Topics


Botanicals  and Health Claims in the light of the updated Novel Food Regulation, Dr. Bettina Dörr, Expert demarcation between food, drug and cosmetics, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Munich & Upper Bavaria, Germany


Using Botanical Claims around the EU - the harmonized BELFRIT list and other Legal Initiatives, Dr. Luca Bucchini, Hylobates Consulting, Italy


CJEU Conclusions – a Possible Barrier for Trade? Tackling Market Access Barriers, Ms. Natasja Brusik, Food and Beverages, Loyens & Loeff, Belgium


Coffee / Tea break & Networking


Food Supplements, Minerals and Vitamins Market Development - Consumer Motifs and Consumption Patterns, Mr. Peter Loosen, Managing Director Brussels Office, German Federation for Food Law and Food Science, Germany


Working with Health Claims in Children Nutrition, Sports and Specialised Nutrition  Products, TBN, Specialised Nutrition Europe


Health Advertizing: Do’s and Dont’s with Focus on Social Media, Mrs. Sarah Arayess, Partner Health, Beauty & Food, Hoogenraad & Haak, the Netherlands

17:00 Wrap-up and Conclusions



Le Plaza Hotel

Blvd Adolphe Max 118-126 B-1000 Brussels, Belgium

Book your room at Hotel Le Plaza: workshop booking rate: 175 € (single, Breakfast included) Download the booking form (Code HEA071217)


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Supplement Claims Europe

Registration includes printed handouts, PDF files, coffee and lunch breaks: EARLY BIRD RATE at 795 EUR (reduced rates for NAREDI, BACHI and HFMA members, groups, Academics and Government representatives)

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Friday, December 8, 2017