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International Akademie Fresenius Conference to discuss initial experience with the European Novel Food Regulation and its implementation

The European Novel Food Regulation has now been in force since January. A central assessment and authorisation procedure was also introduced at the same time. Since then, risk managers within the EU have been making decisions, for example, on approving food from new sources (e.g. krill oil which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids) for the market and on products which are won through nanotechnology. How is this new regulation being handled by the food industry in practice? What do companies now have to be aware of? All these topics are up for discussion at the international Akademie Fresenius Conference "Novel Food" in Mainz on 5 and 6 July.

Akademie Fresenius has been able to win the support of international experts from the authorities, the legal sector and companies, such as Nestlé, Ferrero and BASF, for their two-day convention. Apart from experience with implementing the Novel Food Regulation, the agenda also covers the positive list for novel foods - the so-called Union List. In addition, the experts will also be discussing the basics for assessing the risks of novel proteins. 


  • Christian Ballke, Meisterernst Rechtsanwälte 
  • Bernd van der Meulen, European Institute for Food Law
  • Heidi de Bruin, Proti-Farm & IPIFF 
  • Anne Constable, Nestlé Research Center
  • Patrick Coppens, Food Supplements Europe 
  • Dr. Marion Gebhart, RDA Scientific Consultants
  • Joris Geelen, Food Compliance International 
  • Ingolf Grün, University of Missouri
  • Dr. Bernd Haber, BASF 
  • Peter Loosen, German Federation for Food Law and Food Science (BLL)
  • Andreas Meisterernst, Meisterernst Rechtsanwälte 
  • Patrick O'Mahony, Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)
  • Francesco Planchenstainer, Ferrero 
  • Klaus Riediger, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES)
  • Nino Terjung, German Institute of Food Technologies
  • Kitty Verhoeckx, TNO

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Dates: 5 and 6 July 2018

Location: Mainz 

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