Member-only webinar

An update on global regulatory landscapes for plant-based products

Date: 21 June, 2023

Time: 14:00 – 14:45 (BST/GMT)

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Chaired by Senior Membership Manager, Leon Cook and delivered by Head of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Mariko Kubo, you will gain an insight into the global regulatory labelling challenges for the ever-increasing sector, plant-based products, which is predicted to be worth $93 billion in 2028[1].

The global plant-based foods sector is poised to be worth $93 billion by 2028, with a CAGR of 12%. Food & beverage companies are responding to ethical, sustainability and health & wellness trends, which are being driven by both consumers and governments, and the regulatory stakeholders need to keep up with innovation to protect both consumers and manufacturers alike.

There have been a lot of debates worldwide on the labelling of plant-based food & beverage products, and with different countries having different national requirements or absence of such requirements, a global disharmony is inevitable, leading to potential trade barriers.

As this is a strong product sector with strong global growth, it is important to understand the regulatory landscapes and hurdles that are linked to plant-based theme. This webinar is designed to disseminate the key regulatory facts, hurdles and opportunities applicable to plant-based foods around the world.

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As part of the membership package, members are entitled to the following number of webinar passes:

  •  Bronze Member x 1
  • Silver Member x 2
  • Gold Member x 3
  • Platinum & Platinum+ Members – Unlimited

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Topics covered include:

  • The rapid progression of the plant-based foods worldwide
  • Global summary of regulatory headwinds in plant-based foods sector
  • Global overview of regulations underpinning production and labelling of plant-based foods
  • Key challenges and opportunities
  • What is next in plant-based foods sector

From this course you will learn:

  • The key challenges facing the plant-based food sector, which will include a global overview of:
    • divergences on the definition of “plant-based”, “vegan” and “vegetarianism” terminologies
    • labelling requirements, both current and upcoming
    • using marketing claims that should be compliant with national regulations

    In addition, you will also hear about the regulatory essentials that must be addressed at front end innovation point of the product development process, therefore ensuring a smooth launch.

    You will also be able to submit questions during the webinar. We will aim to answer as many questions as time allows at the end of the presentation.    

Who should attend?

  • Senior regulatory specialists
  • Senior product developers
  • Senior marketing executives

Meet the presenter

Mariko Kubo

Mariko is Head of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at Leatherhead Food Research and has comprehensive knowledge of food legislation in several international markets. She has 15 years of regulatory consultancy experience alongside with a project management qualification. She is fluent in Japanese and German. Mariko joined Leatherhead Food Research in April 2009 and has a bachelor’s degree in public health nutrition awarded by Oxford Brookes University