Congress Program

Monday, 28 October, 2019

 08:00-09:00

Registration

09:00-09:10

Welcome and Opening of the Congress
Congress Chair: Zoran Gavric, The Regulatory Company, The Netherlands

09:10-10:30

Session 1
Scientific Principles for Risk Assessment for Food Supplements

 

09:10-09:50
Human Challenge Model – A Novel Approach to Demonstrate Efficacy of Food Supplements. How to Test/Demonstrate that a Substance or Product Helps Maintaining the Body in a Healthy State (Homeostasis)?
Alwine Kardinaal, NIZO Food Research, The Netherlands

 

09:50-10:30
Botanicals – The Value of Traditional Use
Patrick Coppens
, Food Supplements Europe, Belgium

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break and Visit the Exhibition

11:00-12:50

Session 1
Scientific Principles for Risk Assessment for Food Supplements (cont…)

 

11:00-11:40
Live Microorganisms in/as Food Supplements - Their Safety and Practical Risk Assessment Approach
Zoran Gavric,
 The Regulatory Company, The Netherlands

 

11:40-12:20
Novel Foods - the Different Ways to Get Approval - Role of Commission, EFSA and Member States
Klaus Riediger,
Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Austria

12:20-12:50
Q&A Session with the Panel Speakers

12:50-13:50

 Lunch Break and Visit the Exhibition

13:50-15:10

Session 2
Compliance, Enforcement and Official Controls

 

13:50-14:30
Challenges with Regulating Probiotic Food Supplements in EU
Parminder Kaur, Walgreens Boots Alliance, UK

 

14:30-15:10
Development and Market of Food Supplements within the European Union - Regulatory Challenges and Barriers
Kamal Morsali, Herbalife Nutrition, Belgium

15:10-15:40

Coffee Break and Visit the Exhibition

15:40-17:30

Session 2
Compliance, Enforcement and Official Controls  (cont…)

 

15:40-16:20
Impact of Brexit on Trade of Food Supplements
Sam Jennings,
Council for Responsible Nutrition, UK

      

16:20-17:00
Authorities' View on Enforcement (Belgium Model): Specific Legislation in Belgium and the Latest Modification (with Focus on Botanical Ingredients); Notification Process (FoodSup); ln-market Controls of Food Supplements by Food Control Agency
Dominique de Clock, Attachee Food & Cosmetics at Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, Belgium 

 

17:00-17:30
Q&A Session with the Panel
 Speakers

 Tuesday, 29 October, 2019

 08:30-09:00

Registration

09:00-10:20

Session 3
Safety and Quality of Food Supplements

09:00-09:40
Quality Assurance Across the Supply Chain
Gert Krabichler,
 Food-PharmaOTC Consult, Germany

 

09:40-10:20
Qualification and Selection of Suppliers (with Focus on Challenges with non-EU Suppliers)
Jennifer Alfrey, Mary Kay Nutrition, USA

10:20-10:50

Coffee Break and Visit the Exhibition

10:50-12:40

Session 3
Safety and Quality of Food Supplements (cont…)

10:50-11:30
Challenges and Trends in the Analysis of Chemical Contaminants, Residues and Adulterants in Dietary Supplements
Lukas Vaclavik, Eurofins Food Integrity and Innovation, UK

 

11:30-12:10
The Impact of New Legal Limits for Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids
Renato Iguera, Assoerbe, Italy

 

12:10-12:40
Q&A Session with the Panel Speakers

12:40-13:40

Lunch Break and Visit the Exhibition

13:40-15:00

Session 4
Further Regulatory Challenges

13:40-14:20
Nutravigilance – How to Make Sure We Do not Miss Relevant Data from the Market (in-use)
Lisanne Geboers, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

 

14:20-15:00
Exploring New Toxicological Safety Assessment Technologies for the Food Supplements Industry
Bas Blaauboer,
Utrecht University, The Netherlands

15:00-15:30

Coffee Break and Visit the Exhibition

15:30-17:20

Session 4
Further Regulatory Challenges (cont…)

 

15:30-16:10
Self-Regulation: Code of Practice / Quality Guide for Food Supplements Industry
Lorene Courrege,
Food Supplements Europe, Belgium

 

16:10-16:50
Industry and Regulator Roundtable on Compliance: UK Example
Sam Jennings, Council for Responsible Nutrition, UK

16:50-17:20
Q&A Session with the Panel Speakers

 17:20

Congress Closing
Congress Chair: Zoran Gavric, The Regulatory Company, The Netherlands