Regulatory horizons -  a forward-thinking seminar for the food and drink industry

Regulatory horizons - a forward-thinking seminar for the food and drink industry

13 June 2024

Member: £250 + VAT / Non-member: £325 + VAT

Group discounts available on request. Contact Training


Food and drink legislation, understanding its implications for your business and products, and keeping up to date with changes in the regulatory landscape can be challenging. This regulatory horizons event will focus on navigating these challenges in four key areas – sustainability, health, safety and innovation.

From nutrition labelling, environmental labelling and claims to ingredient innovation, HFSS, food allergen labelling, contaminants, risk assessments and more, this event will help you get up to speed and prepare for upcoming developments.

Who should attend

This is event is open to members and non-members, and will be well suited to Regulatory, Technical and Food Safety Managers.

Benefits of attending

  • The latest developments in key areas of the EU and UK regulatory landscape
  • Focussed agenda
  • On-site networking
  • Regulatory advisers will be available through the day for consultation
  • Site tours

Event Director

Helen French

Provisional programme

Time Presentation
09:30 Registration and refreshments. Optional site tour (booking required). Regulatory advisers' surgery.
10:30 Welcome and housekeeping
Simon Branch, Chair and Teresa Pais, Vice-chair


Overview to sustainability legislation, including deforestation and how it affects you!
Edward Allen, Campden BRI


Food Data Transparency Partnership update, including responsibilities for SME’s
Natalia Nicholls, Head of Eco Labelling at Food Data Transparency Partnership Defra
11:20 Q&A
11:30 Refreshment break and networking


Food allergen legislation and best practice – what next?
Helen Arrowsmith, Campden BRI


Current landscape and future changes for food contact materials – an overview of the recently introduced measures and what the future holds
Tiago Gois, Campden BRI
12:25 Q&A
12:35 Lunch and networking


Regulatory Policy - TBC
Speaker TBC


Speaker TBC
14:05 Q&A
14:15 Break and networking


Keeping pace with wine regulations
David Richardson - Regulatory and Commercial Affairs Director, WSTAS

Practical application of digital labelling in the wine sector
Kara Cubbage – Accolade Wines
15:20 Q&A


Cultivated meat: current status and the scaling challenge
Craig Leadley, Campden BRI
15:50 Event close
Simon Branch, Chair and Teresa Pais, Vice-chair
16:00 Optional site tour (booking required)
16:00 Regulatory advisers' surgery for questions


Helen Arrowsmith, Campden BRI

After her PhD, Helen joined Campden BRI in 2004 when she spent a year as Technical Support Officer in the Food Composition Section. The next nine years were spent in the Biochemistry Section, where 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.

In 2014, Helen moved to our Regulatory team where she has gained comprehensive understanding and experience of food law, not just relating to food allergens.

Helen now uses her knowledge and expertise to provide advice on all aspects of UK and harmonised EU legislation, including relating to food allergens. Helen presents on scheduled and tailored training courses on food law and food allergens, and oversees the production of our Food Law Alert.

Helen has managed various research projects; in 2023 she supervised and contributed to a Review of the literature and guidance on food allergen cleaning for the Food Standards Agency . Helen has also co-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).

Craig Leadley, Campden BRI

From more than 30 years in the food and drink industry, the majority of which spent supporting clients and conducting research here at Campden BRI, Craig has a vast range of knowledge and experience, as well as extensive industrial and academic connectivity.

Over his career he has built our multi-partner collaborations, developed grant applications, overseen our research programme, and been involved in food preservation and manufacturing (with a particular focus on thermal processing and emerging technologies, about which he has published a number of books and journals).

Craig supports companies with accessing grants, and is currently focused on start-up and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through grant funding.

Please note copies of the presentations will not be available on the day but a recording of the event will be made available within a few days of the event for registered delegates.

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