Regulatory Day 2021

Date: 15 September, 2021

Time: 12:30 – 16:00 BST

Exclusive virtual event for Leatherhead Members.

Bookings closed on 10 September 2021

Leatherhead Food Research’s Regulatory Day will take place on 15 September 2021 and will be held as a virtual event. You’ll have the opportunity to watch presentations given by the Leatherhead team and network with other Leatherhead Members. Complete the form at the bottom of the page to secure your place at this exclusive Member-only event.



The impact of the nutrition and health agenda on global regulations

Presented by Jenny Arthur – Head of Membership and Nutrition

Nutrition and health remain key trends driving innovation in the food and beverage industry. During this presentation, we explore some of these trends in more detail, including sustainable and preventative nutrition and a focus on reducing obesity levels and HFSS foods.

In this presentation, we'll take a global perspective of how the US, EU, UK, LATAM, China and the Middle East have focused on and responded to a variety of nutrition and health issues and their applicable regulations.


Great Britain's food and beverage regulations and the EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement

Presented by Oliver Leedam – Regulatory Consultant

In the run-up to and following the UK's exit from the EU on 1 January 2021, the UK Government has been working to amend the EU legislation imported into the UK statute book. These amends ensure that the imported legislation still works outside of the EU. In parallel, the EU has been amending their legislation so that the UK is no longer listed as a member state and clarifying that the UK now operates as a third country.

In this presentation, we'll discuss the impact of legislation changes on food and beverage businesses operating in Great Britain and the EU. Additionally, we'll discuss what the EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement means for trade between the EU and UK, the problems and possible solutions surrounding the Northern Ireland Protocol.


Food and beverage sustainability claims – what does the future hold?

Presented by Mariko Kubo – Head of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs and Caroline Potter – Principal Consultant

The popularity of sustainability claims on food packaging is soaring with the anticipation of specific rules related to the Extended Producer Responsibility scheme. As plastic pollution increases globally, more and more countries are establishing regulations related to ‘Single Use Plastic (SUP)’. The ban of some single-use plastic items such as plastic straws is only one aspect of the SUP regulations. The more complex and emerging rules are the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes also need to be considered.

So, what do you need to know? This presentation will cover Extended Producer Responsibility schemes and other schemes, variations by market and a look at popular claims and how they can be used.



There will be opportunities to network throughout the day in groups and one-to-one with other Members and Leatherhead representatives. 

From this event you will:

  • Gain an invaluable inside view and understanding of regulatory developments
  • Receive insight into current hot topics and evolving legislation and guidance
  • Have the opportunity to network with other Leatherhead Members

Who should attend?

  • Senior Regulatory Specialists, Regulatory Managers, Directors and VPs with EU or Global regulatory responsibility
  • Technical Managers, Innovation Teams, Quality Control Managers and others with food legislation or labelling responsibility
  • Food businesses who are members of Leatherhead who want to find out more about our services
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