Food and drink labelling seminar

Food and drink labelling seminar

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Summary

Food labelling legislation has changed substantially over recent years and the end of the EU exit transition period will create further implications. For labellers, keeping up with the latest developments is essential in order to continue to produce legally compliant labels.

Presentations will be on the following themes:

  • End of the EU Exit Transition period – implications for food labelling, what needs to change for UK and/or EU markets, estimated timescales, adjustment periods and enforcement perspective. The end of the EU exit transition period will have an impact on various elements of food labelling. Looking at the latest guidance and gaining perspectives from a variety of industry experts to offer advice for companies on food labelling after January 2021.
  • New legislation – new or upcoming legislation and the impact on food labelling. Offering an update on any new and upcoming legislation or guidance that may impact on the way food products are labelled.

Who should attend

The seminar is perfect for anyone involved in food labelling and information provision; from product development, technical management, quality assurance and marketing to regulatory affairs and enforcement.

Benefits of attending

The seminar will examine the current and forthcoming labelling landscape and will look at updates to key legislation and guidance. Various perspectives will be offered from industry, consumer, policy and enforcement to enable delegates to ensure they are up to date with the recent developments that should to be considered when looking at food labels.

Event Director

Lorna Yates

Programme

Time Presentation
09:00 Welcome from your Chair's
Sharon Morey, Campden BRI and Lorna Yates, Campden BRI
09:20 Overview of current guidance on food labelling changes required from 1 January 2021
Helen Arrowsmith, Campden BRI
09:50 Weights and measures marking and expected impact from 1 January 2021
Packaged goods are at present marked with an ℮ by the packer or importer as a self-declaration that the goods meet the harmonised legal metrology quantity and labelling requirements contained in Directive 76/211/EEC.
This Presentation looks at the current requirements for labelling of ℮ marked goods and the responsibilities of the packer and importer, and refers to relevant guidance on how these requirements can be met. It goes on the indicate what will happen at the end of the Brexit Transition Period on 31st December, 2020 should there be no trade agreement with the EU in place.
Howard Burnett, Consultant Metrologist
10:30 Comfort break
10:50 Labelling of organic foods from 1 January 2021
As the end of the transition period nears and a UK-EU deal looks increasingly unlikely, we know many organic food, drink and feed businesses continue to face uncertainty around trading in 2021. Soil Association Certification have continued our regular interaction with DEFRA and other key stakeholders, who have kept us informed of progress with efforts to achieve trade continuity. Soil Association Certification have worked hard to achieve EU recognition for our own certification offer, whilst raising a number of other key import, export and labelling issues, on which Lee will provide an overview of in his session
Lee Holdstock, Soil Association
11:30 Labelling changes required from 1 January 2021 from an enforcement perspective
David Pickering, Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards
12:10 Potential implications of the changes to UK Government’s obesity strategy
Mike Adams, Campden BRI and Sharon Morey, Campden BRI
12:40 Remaining Q&As
13:00 Close

Speakers

  • Sharon Morey, Campden BRI
    Sharon Morey is a Food Law Advisor in the Regulatory Affairs Department at Campden BRI. She has more than 30 years experience working in the food manufacturing and food retail industry in particular within the health and nutritional supplement sectors.
    Sharon studied nutrition and has extensive industry experience having enjoyed a number of different roles including new product development, training, marketing, consumer relations and technical and regulatory support.
    She has contributed to and written articles for nutritional and pharmaceutical trade and consumer publications.
    Sharon joined Campden BRI in 2016 and works with colleagues to provide legislative advice to the food and drinks industry and presents on scheduled and tailored training courses in all aspects of food law.
  • Lorna Yates, Campden BRI
    Lorna Yates joined Campden BRI at the beginning of January 2019 and is currently a Food Law Adviser in the Regulatory Affairs Department at Campden BRI, which is responsible for the provision of information, advice, training and consultancy to the food and drinks industry.
    Lorna has experience within the food industry; having previously worked for an organic control body certifying organic food and drink to organic standards and in technical and operational roles within a food manufacturing business.
    Lorna has a BSc in Natural Sciences from the University of Bath and an MSc in Environmental Sciences from the University of Warwick.
  • Howard Burnett, Consultant Metrologist
    Howard started a career in Trading standards in 1972 and represented the UK on the European Cooperation in Legal Metrology (WELMEC) WG6-Prepackages since 1995 producing guidance on ℮ marked prepackages and retiring as Convenor last year. Since 1978 he has been involved in training Trading Standards Officers particularly in the field of legal metrology and now runs his own consultancy providing advice and training on metrology and quality systems and acts as an assessor for the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS).
  • David Pickering, Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards
    David completed a law degree in 1983 and qualified as a Trading Standards Officer in 1989 after completing the Diploma in Trading Standards. He carried out the whole range of Trading Standards work, taking a role specialising in dealing with Home Authority companies for a number of years and has established a number of Primary Authority Partnerships with food companies. He has managed the food and animal health teams in Buckinghamshire and continues to actively promote the role Trading Standards can play in the public health arena in his current position with Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards.
    His interest in food issues became greater about twenty years ago when he took on the role as a joint Lead Officer for food and nutrition for the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. The Institute represents the interests of the profession at national level.
    David obtained an LLM in European Law in 1998 and he continues to take a particular interest in developments at European level. He was a council member representing LACORS on the JHCI until March 2007. His CTSI role has involved him being involved in various advisory groups and bodies, including work on the future of the Public Analyst service, allergen information for caterers and is currently in the expert group as part of the FSA Achieving Business Compliance (ABC) review. He is Vice Chair of the national Food Standards and Enforcement Focus Group and sits on the Defra Authenticity Steering Group and Government Chemist working group.
    He has been a joint editor of Sweet and Maxwell’s Practical Food Law Manual and delivers training on food law to other authorities and officers throughout the country. He has also been a contributor to the Food related Business Companion guidance produced by CTSI.
    David also contributed to the CTSI Brexit Think Tank policy document about the impact on food standards when we leave the EU.
  • Lee Holdstock, Soil Association
    Benefiting from more than 20 years of experience in food and textile business development, Lee is a trusted expert in sustainability, responsible business and organics who manages a range of projects for Soil Association Certification - the UK's biggest organic certifier. By helping hundreds of businesses build capability in marketing, communications, supply chain and routes to market, Lee’s team at Soil Association Certification actively support the growth of an organic market, now worth more than £2B a year.
  • Helen Arrowsmith, Campden BRI
    Helen Arrowsmith is currently a Food Law Advisor in the Regulatory Affairs Department at Campden BRI. Helen uses her knowledge to work with colleagues to provide legislative advice to the food and drinks industry, to present on scheduled and tailored training courses on food law and to contribute to publications such as Food Law Notes and Food Law Alert.
    Helen joined Campden BRI in 2004 when she spent a year as Technical Support Officer in the Food Composition Section, dealing with operational matters and providing managerial cover to the Rural Payments Agency and HM Revenue and Customs contracts. The next 9 years were spent in the Biochemistry Section at Campden BRI, where Helen worked her way up to the position of Team Leader of the Food Allergens Team. Helen managed the provision of technical contract services in the area of food allergen detection, provided interpretation of testing results, consultancy, information and advice on food allergen testing. Helen also managed member-funded research projects and authored two guidance documents for the food industry on 'Validation of cleaning to remove food allergens' (Campden BRI Guideline 59) and 'Food allergens: practical risk analysis, testing and action levels' (Campden BRI Guideline 71)
    Helen studied for her PhD, on the 'Impact of Anthropogenic Ionising Radiation on Soil Microbial Communities', at the University of Nottingham where she had previously graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Agriculture and Food Sciences: specialising in Food Microbiology.
  • Mike Adams, Campden BRI
    Mike is the Process Innovation Lead, within the Consulting, Technology Group at Campden BRI and joined the organisation in April 2016.
    The Process Innovation group are responsible for supporting clients in all aspects of processing. Key areas for the group include thermal and non thermal process validation; the investigation of new technologies, and their application to food and beverages; bakery and brewery processing.
    Mike studied for a BSc (Hons) in Microbiology at the University of Manchester, graduating in 2005.
    Since graduating, Mike has worked primarily within R&D and Technical roles for multinational FMCG organisations. Most recently he led the development of own label products for a major high street health and wellness retailer, specialising in spotting new trends in functional foods, sports nutrition and free from foods.
    Mike’s areas of interest include the effect of processing on the nutritional value of food, generating novel structures, and how functionality of materials can be altered.
  • Sharon Morey, Campden BRI
    Sharon Morey is a Food Law Advisor in the Regulatory Affairs Department at Campden BRI. She has more than 30 years experience working in the food manufacturing and food retail industry in particular within the health and nutritional supplement sectors.
    Sharon studied nutrition and has extensive industry experience having enjoyed a number of different roles including new product development, training, marketing, consumer relations and technical and regulatory support.
    She has contributed to and written articles for nutritional and pharmaceutical trade and consumer publications.
    Sharon joined Campden BRI in 2016 and works with colleagues to provide legislative advice to the food and drinks industry and presents on scheduled and tailored training courses in all aspects of food law.

Please note that copies of the presentations will not be available on the day but will be emailed within a few days of the event as an electronic download in PDF format.

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