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Nutraceuticals and functional foods play intrinsic roles in the diets of an ever-growing number of people. The range of products now available with nutrition and health claims is vast and the number conditions and diseases being addressed in the development of theses products is extremely impressive.

The SMi Group will bring together experts and professionals to give highly interesting presentations in the 10th annual Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods conference. With presentations on the developing issues within health claims legislation, this conference aims to address some of the most topical issues surrounding this industry. From probiotics to understanding the consumer, this conference caters for a broad range of people with varying levels of involvement in nutraceutical and functional foods. It is a must-attend event for anyone looking to further their understanding of key technologies and developments or network with leading members of this growing industry.

  • DISCUSS the challenges and developments in health claims legislation
  • DEFINE the current market status
  • GAIN an insight into developments in nanotechnology
  • DETERMINE the key issues faced by the functional beverages sector

Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers, Scientists, Consultants and Researchers working in the following fields:

  • Nutrition
  • Functional Foods
  • Dietary supplements
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Claims legislation
  • Consumer affairs
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Product development
  • Consumer affairs
  • Consumer protection
  • Food Safety
  • Food Law
  • Corporate affairs
  • Functional Beverages

 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Catherine Fish

Catherine Fish, International Regulatory Affairs Lead, Nutritionals and Dermatologics, Bayer Healthcare

9:10 HEALTH CLAIMS ARE NOT A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Catherine Fish

Catherine Fish, International Regulatory Affairs Lead, Nutritionals and Dermatologics, Bayer Healthcare

  • A review of the basic structure and requirements of making a health claim
  • A brief review of scientific standards to support health claims
  • A comparison of the health claim regulations in select regions
  • A look at what you can and can’t say about your food supplements in select regions 
  • 9:50 THE HEALTH CLAIM DEBACLE-CHANCES AND HURDLES

    Inga Köhler

    Inga Köhler, Senior Consultant, analyze & realize

  • EFSA opinions on article 13.5 and 14 claims – a learning process
  • Required technical data behind a strong background
  • Relevance of clinical data – examples for matches and lacks between proposed claim wordings and the science behind
  • How to identify an appropriate risk factor for article 14 claims? 
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 HEALTH CLAIMS LEGISLATION

    Aleksandra Wesolowska

    Aleksandra Wesolowska, Advisor, European Advisory Services

  • Predicating impact of 2012 changes
  • How to manage legislation changes
  • Preventing unjustified claims
  • FSA and FDA guidelines in legislation
  • Conclusions and recommendations
  • 11:40 ENHANCED VISUAL PERFORMANCE WITH LUTEIN

  • Beneficial role of lutein in eye health
  • New evidence with FloraGLO lutein
  • Marketing to eye health
  • Consumers and health professionals perspective
  • Isabel Farinha

    Isabel Farinha, Marketing Manager, Kemin Health

    Samanta  Maci

    Samanta Maci, Technical Services Manager, Kemin Health

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: A TASTE OF THE RULES

    Simon Parker

    Simon Parker, Medicines Classifier, MHRA

  • The definition of a medicine explained.
  • What makes a claim medicinal.
  • The effect of ECJ judgements.
  • The Statutory procedures
  • 14:30 PANEL DISCUSSION: HEALTH CLAIMS - WHAT ARE THE RULES OF THE GAME

    Inga Köhler

    Inga Köhler, Senior Consultant, analyze & realize

    Catherine Fish

    Catherine Fish, International Regulatory Affairs Lead, Nutritionals and Dermatologics, Bayer Healthcare

    Ann Godsell

    Ann Godsell, Managing Director, Ann Godsel Regulatory

    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 UNDERSTANDING AND COMMUNICATING WITH CONSUMERS AND SHOPPERS IN A RECESSIONARY ENVIRONMENT

    Neil Hendry

    Neil Hendry, Vice-President of Consulting – Consumer Markets, Retail and Financial Services, Datamonitor

  • How has the consumer landscape changed as a result of the economic downturn?
  • What does this mean for new product innovation and health benefit messaging?
  • Who are consumers and shoppers that need to be targeted during the recession and into recovery?
  • How do you ensure that you can react quickly and effectively to the changing needs of consumers and shoppers in the face of volatile markets?
  • What does health and wellness mean to consumers now and is it as important a trend as it was twelve months ago?
  • 16:20 PROBIOTIC STAGES

    Linda Thomas

    Linda Thomas, Science Director, Yakult UK

  • The gut flora through life
  • A review of research on probiotics for different age groups
  • Probiotic benefits for children, adults and older people
  • 17:00 US CONSUMER ATTITUDES TOWARD FUNCTIONAL FOODS

    David Schmidt

    David Schmidt, President & CEO, International Food Information Council

  • Results from the 2009 International Food Information Council Foundation Food & Health Survey will highlight the impact of the economy and several other factors affecting the diets of US consumers
  • The latest data from IFIC’s 2009 consumer survey of US consumer attitudes toward functional foods will be compared to more than 10 years of previous data to determine trends in the US marketplace.
  • Attendees will gain a comprehensive overview of where US consumers are placing priorities in the new economy.
  • Learn whether consumers will choose health over their pocketbooks.
  • 17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Dora Pereira

    Dora Pereira, Research Scientist, M R C Human Nutrition Research

    9:10 INTEGRATED APPROACHES FOR FUNCTIONAL FOOD DESIGN

    Krassimir Velikov

    Krassimir Velikov, Science Leader, Unilever

  • Addressing product functionality issues using integrated structuring  approaches
  • Finding balance between reactive molecules, ions and inert granular matter
  • Colloidal delivery systems
  • Creating a new range of functional foods
  • 9:50 NANOTECHNOLOGY IN FOODS: IMPACT ON NUTRITION

    Dora Pereira

    Dora Pereira, Research Scientist, M R C Human Nutrition Research

  • Nanotechnology and dietary supplements
  • Bioavailability
  • Safety
  • Legislation
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 DIETARY FIBRE AND GENERAL HEALTH

    Jerome Tauzin

    Jerome Tauzin, Product Manager, Tate & Lyle

  • New EU consumer Insight
  • The links between fibres, weight management and gut health
  • The impact of the EU health claim regulation
  • mproving fibre profile of products –  Polydextrose as a case study
  • New trends and new products
  • 11:40 TOCOTRIENOL – A NATURAL SOLUTION FOR SERIOUS DISEASE?

    Lee Smith

    Lee Smith, Chief Executive Officer , Davos Life Science

  • Tocotrienol – Tocopherol’s more gifted cousin?
  • Pharmaceuticals versus natural remedies
  • Tocotrienol research on its applications against cancer and cardio vascular disease
  • Tocotrienol – where can it fit into a healthy lifestyle?
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:40 AN OVERVIEW OF THE PROBIOTIC TREND

    Ewa Hudson

    Ewa Hudson, Head of Health and Wellness Research, Euromonitor

  • An overview of probiotics, exploring the latest consumer trends - pro/prebiotics versus fibre in digestive health
  • Delivery systems of pro/prebiotics (food versus supplements)
  • Investigating the new product trends and a look to the future
  • 14:20 KEY TRENDS AND DRIVERS IN THE FUNCTIONAL FOOD MARKET

    Chris Brockman

    Chris Brockman, Market Research Manager, Leatherhead Food Research

  • An overview of the market for functional foods
  • Market drivers and challenges
  • 6 major growth areas and example products
  • A focus specifically on the market for Heart Benefit Foods
  • 15:00 THE EVOLUTION OF SPORTS DRINKS

    Peter McConville

    Peter McConville, Vice President of Nutritionals R&D, GlaxoSmithKline

  • Refreshment to performance
  • Performance enhancement issues
  • Claim substantiation
  • Regulatory framework
  • Future developments
  • 15:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

    16:00 Afternoon Tea and Close of Conference

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    Workshops

    Health Claims Legislation: The Bumpy Road Towards an Approved Health Claim
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    Health Claims Legislation: The Bumpy Road Towards an Approved Health Claim

    Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James
    20th October 2009
    London, United Kingdom

    Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James

    Buckingham Gate 45/51
    London SW1E 6AF
    United Kingdom

    Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James

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