Health and nutritional claims can give helpful information to consumers about the benefits that a food possesses. In an increasingly health conscious society this can also improve sales of a product.
The Regulations have now been out for 10 years and the nutrition claims they included were familiar to businesses in the UK. Health Claims were different and required the EU to authorise them and list them in the EU Register. Clearly with 20,000 + health claims submitted for approval there was a lot of work to do, despite many submissions being the same or similar.
There is now a list of claims that numbers about 2300 of which 250 have been approved but there remains a whole area of botanical claims that still have to be reviewed.
The issue of Nutrient Profiles has been continually discussed, these should have been adopted by 19 January 2009 but have still not been agreed. There is a great political divide between those who feel they should be scrapped to those who are adamant that claims should not be used on foods that are high in fat sugar or salt.
Bob will look at all these issues and will consider if nutrient profiles are being used in the background in decisions made by the EU courts. While there has been little enforcement action in the UK the Advertising Standards Authority has had a great influence on the interpretation of the legislation. We will look at the latest developments and discuss routes through the maze of the requirements.
Places are limited to 25 delegates to ensure that this remains an intimate and informative 1/2 day programme for all.
Cost: £35 + VAT (Members), £70 + VAT (Non-members), £15 +VAT (Students) per delegate
Venue: SOFHT Training Room, The Granary, Middleton House Farm, Tamworth Road, Middleton, Staffordshire, B78 2BD
Continental Breakfast Buffet and certificate of attendance are included in the price.
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