Congress Program

Monday, 25 June 2018

08:00

Registration 

08:50

Congress Opening
Welcome Address
Zoran Gavric, The Regulatory Company, The Netherlands

09:00-10:30

Session 1: Food Supplements EU Legislation

 09:00-09:45


Definition and Overview of Applicable EU Legislation, Framework for Compliance

Zoran Gavric, The Regulatory Company, The Netherlands

09:45-10:30

EU Harmonization, Open Issues, Differences Between MSs (e.g. What is Still Missing, etc.)
Patrick Coppens, Director Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, Food Supplements Europe, Belgium

 10:30-11:00

Coffee Break and visit the Exhibition

 11:00-12:30

Session 2:  Food Supplements EU Legislation (cont’d.)

 11:00-11:45

Mutual Recognition of Food Supplements (Update New Developments, How Does it Work, etc.)
Ales Bartl, Jones Day, Belgium

11:45-12:30

Novel Foods Regulation Requirements and Novel Food Issues (e.g. Registration and Safety)
Klaus Riediger, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Austria

 12:30-13:30

Lunch Break and visit the Exhibition

 13:30-15:00

Session 3: Food Supplements Compliance

13:30-14:15

Market Trends and Major Challenges in Relation to Food Supplements Products Safety and Compliance
Patrick Coppens, Director Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, Food Supplements Europe, Belgium 

14:15-15:00

Borderline Products and Conflicts with Medicinal Products Legislation (FS vs. HMP)
Sam Jennings, Council for Responsible Nutrition, UK 

15:00-15:30

Coffee Break and visit the Exhibition

15:30-16:30

Session 4:  Food Supplements Compliance (cont’d.)

15:30-16:15

Surveillance of Food Supplements: Official Inspection and Consultation Service - the Austrian Approach
Markus Zsivkovits, AGES, Austria

16:15-17:00

Panel: Questions, Discussion and Debate

17:00

End of Day One


Tuesday, 26 June

 08:00

Registration 

 09:00-10:30

Session 5: Safety of Food Supplements

 09:00-09:45

Risk Assessment, a Practical Approach for Finished Products and their Ingredients
Zoran Gavric
, The Regulatory Company, The Netherlands

09:45-10:30

Risk Management - Best Practice Example from Industry (Testing, Auditing, Supply Chain Management etc.)
Gert Krabichler, Founder and Owner at Food-PharmaOTC Consult, Germany

 10:30-11:00

Coffee Break and visit the Exhibition

 11:00-12:30

Session 6:  Safety of Food Supplements (cont’d)

 11:00-11:45

Overview Major Safety Issues of “Natural/Botanical” Ingredients in Food Supplements
Hartwig Sievers
, Phytolab GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

 11:45-12:15

Clinical Safety Evaluation for Food Supplements – is it a Must?
Alina Nanu, Eurofins Evic Product Testing, Romania

 12:15-12:30

Panel: Questions, Discussion and Debate

12:30-13:30

Lunch Break and visit the Exhibition

13:30-15:00

Session 7:  Food Supplements and Nutritional and Health Claims (NHC) Compliance

13:30-14:15

Labelling Claims Enforcement
Joanna Jaskólska
, ECCO, The European Consulting Company, Belgium

14:15-15:00

Human Studies for Claim Support and Scientific Data for NHCR-Dossiers (Best Approach)
David Richardson, DR Nutrition, UK

15:00-15:30

Coffee Break and visit the Exhibition

15:30-17:00

Session 8:  Food Supplements and Nutritional and Health Claims (NHC) Compliance (cont’d)

15:30-16:15

Health Claims Affecting Consumer Decisions and New Product Development
Alie de Boer, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

16:15-17:00

Panel: Questions, Discussion and Debate

17:00

Congress Closing