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Symposium Programme

29.10.2012 (Day 1)

8:30 - 9:30am

Registration

9:30 - 10:00am

Opening Ceremony

Session 1: Development of Nutrition and Health Claims

10:00 - 10:30am

Nutrition and health claims in the European Union (EU) – Key policy elements

Dr. Basil MATHIOUDAKIS
Head of Unit “Nutrition, Food Composition and Information”, Directorate-General for Health and Consumers, European Commission

Presentation Materials (PDF Format)

10:30 - 11:00am

Nutrition and health claims in Hong Kong

Dr. HO Yuk-yin
Consultant (Community Medicine) (Risk Assessment & Communication), Centre for Food Safety, Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, The Government of Hong Kong Special Adminstrative Region

Presentation Materials (PDF Format)

Tea Break

11:30 - 12:00noon

Evaluating the Science of Health Claims on Foods

Dr. Barbara O SCHNEEMAN
Director, Office of Labeling and Dietary Supplements, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition , U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Presentation Materials (PDF Format)

12:00 - 12:30pm

Regulatory status of nutrition and health claims in Southeast Asia

Dr. E-Siong TEE
Nutrition consultant, TES NutriHealth Strategic Consultancy, Malaysia

Abstract (PDF Format)

12:30 - 1:00pm

Discussion

 

Session 2: Scientific Substantiation and Communication

2:00 - 2:30pm

Scientific substantiation of health claims on foods in the EU

Dr. Albert FLYNN
Former Chair, Scientific Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition & Allergies, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

Presentation Materials (PDF Format)

2:30 - 2:50pm

Food Claims from the Consumers' Perspective

Ms Connie LAU Yin-hing
Chief Executive, Consumer Council of Hong Kong

Presentation Materials (PDF Format)

Free paper presentation

2:50 - 3:10pm

Managing scientific messaging on foods: An industry point of view

Dr. Peter VAN DAEL
Former Chairman (2004-2012) and member of Scientific & Technical Committee, International Special Dietary Foods Industries
Vice President, Global Regulatory and Nutrition Science, Mead Johnson Nutrition

Presentation Materials (PDF Format)

Tea Break

3:40 - 4:00pm

International harmonization of health claims in food labeling: Food and beverage industry perspectives

Dr. Robert EARL
Member Representative, International Council of Beverages Associations
Nutrition and Health Policy Director, Global Scientific and Regulatory Affairs
The Coca-Cola Company

Presentation Materials (PDF Format)

4:00 - 4:20pm

Contrasts and similarities of structure function claims in the U.S. and EU – Pros and Cons for regulators, industry and customers

Dr. Jeanne M. HOSKIN
Executive Director, Worldwide Regulatory Strategy, Pfizer Nutrition

Presentation Materials (PDF Format)

4:20 - 4:40pm

Regulations on Nutrition and Health Claims - Why Harmonisation Matters

Ms Eva HURT
Regional Head, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs Asia , Nestle Singapore

Presentation Materials (PDF Format)

4:40 - 5:10pm

Discussion

 

30.10.2012 (Day 2)

9:00 - 9:30am

Registration

Session 3: Implementation and Impact

9:30 - 10:00am

Regulatory system for food claims in China

Prof. YANG Yuexin
Director, Department of Food Nutrition, National Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Presentation Materials (PDF Format)

10:00 - 10:30am

Regulatory Systems of Health Claims in Japan

Dr. Nobuyoshi SHIOZAWA
Assistant Manager, Food Labelling Division, Consumers Affairs Agency , Japan

Presentation Materials (PDF Format)

10:30 - 11:00am

Regulation of health claims of orally consumed products in Hong Kong

Ms. Linda WOO
Assistant Director (Drug), Administration Division, Drug Office, Regulatory Affairs and Health Services, Department of Health, The Government of HKSAR

Presentation Materials (PDF Format)

Tea Break

11:30 - 12:00am

Our health claims journey – Food Standards Australia New Zealand

Mr Dean STOCKWELL
General Manager, Food Standard s Branch, Food Standards Australia New Zealand

Presentation Materials (PDF Format)

12:00 - 12:30pm

Health claims: results and experience from implementing the law in the EU

Dr. Basil MATHIOUDAKIS
Head of Unit “Nutrition, Food Composition and Information”, Directorate-General for Health and Consumers, European Commission

Presentation Materials (PDF Format)

12:30 - 1:00pm

Discussion

Symposium programme is subject to change. Kindly check back regularly for the latest updates.

 

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