Diet and Health - Member Interest Group

As the food and drink industry responds to the various pressures and opportunities it is presented with, the result will be a change to the nutritive content of food and beverage. The challenge faced by the industry is to ensure that any changes have a positive impact on the health of their consumers. This MIG is designed to explore the impact of changes in production on the final product, and in turn on the health of the consumer. The aim of this MIG is to provide a collaborative environment in which challenges and solutions can be discussed. It is also an ideal forum for networking, horizon-scanning, identifying gaps in knowledge and addressing them, as well as keeping up to date with legislation, latest research, and other upcoming topics.

Chair: Nathalie Winn, Waitrose Ltd
Vice-Chair: Vacancy - enquire about this position

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Raw materials

  • Crop and livestock breeding
  • Husbandry and post-harvest handling
  • Novel ingredients

Formulation, manufacture, and distribution

  • Formulation and processing to improve nutritional value
  • Storage and handling of raw materials
  • Impact of packaging and novel packaging
  • Impact of distribution
  • Novel ingredients
  • Probiotics and Prebiotics


  • Personalised nutrition and health needs
  • Communication with target groups
  • Helping consumers with hypersensitivity, intolerances, and special dietary needs
  • Countering false claims and pseudoscience

Regulation and guidance

  • Labelling regarding nutrition, hypersensitivity, and allergens
  • Horizon scanning
  • Implementation in the food and drink industry


  • Innovations in analytical technology and interpretation of results
  • Research updates

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