Consumer safety and protection is at the heart of all regulation across the globe. However, keeping up with the latest regulatory changes is paramount for food supplement and functional nutrition brands—especially when operating across multiple geos and countries which might differ in their food laws and compliance requirements.
Through two dedicated streams, this webinar captures some of the most important regulatory changes and considerations for companies and brands operating within the European and Asia Pacific regions. Register for this free-to-attend webinar to receive key updates from regional experts, and participate in live Q&A.
Asia Pacific (10:00-10:30AM BST)
- Receive a framework of the ASEAN Agreement on Health Supplements, which is finalised and due to be signed by the end of 2021
- Understand how to prepare for the anticipated changes following the ASEAN harmonisation
- Learn about compliance requirements for standards, quality and claims for nutraceutical brands active in one of the world's largest trade regions.
Wai Mun Poon
Wai Mun Poon is an independent regulatory affairs consultant. She specialises in food supplements and functional food in a regional capacity. For over 10 years, Poon has been advising companies on regulatory strategy for product development and marketing. She also manages the Secretariat of Scientific Committee for ASEAN TMHS PWG. She is a biotechnologist and graduated with a MSc in Biopharmaceuticals.
Europe (10:30-11:00 AM BST)
- Understand the significant changes post-Brexit for UK and EU food supplement businesses
- Learn about new substances in Part A of the fortified food regulation whose use in foods is prohibited
- Receive a practical overview of the conditions for using nutrition and health claims on foods based on the newly authorised claim for carbohydrate solutions.
Anja Derijck is a regulatory affairs associate at Food Compliance International (FCI), a consultancy specialised in food regulatory services around the world, where she focuses on solutions for the EU. Anja has professional experience in food policy since 2018, when she worked as a civil servant for the administrative fine division of the Belgian Food Agency. Following this, she traded her desk job for field experience with World Health Organization in Mauritania, where she was part of the ‘Innovation and partnership’ cluster. Now, she combines her regulatory work for FCI with working as a nutritionist in her own company, GSFit.