Health claims on foods – when can you use them? – Presented by Alie de Boer, Maastricht University, Campus Venlo

Health claims on foods – when can you use them? – Presented by Alie de Boer, Maastricht University, Campus Venlo at the Healthy Nutrition Conference which takes place on June 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands.

Already since 2006, European law regulates which voluntary statements about healthiness can be made on food products. After more then 10 years, this regulation is still controversial and it is unclear whether it reaches it goals: protect consumers from misleading and stimulate innovation. In this presentation, an overview of the regulation and its consequences will be given, and hands-on information will be provided on how to use claims on foods.

About Alie de Boer
As a nutritional scientist, Alie is fascinated by food law. She therefore studies how (European) food law influences developments within nutritional science and the nutrition industry, and the other way around. After obtaining her PhD at Maastricht University, she currently works as researcher and teacher at Maastricht University’s Food Claims Centre Venlo.

About  Maastricht University, Campus Venlo
Campus Venlo is the satellite campus of Maastricht University in Venlo, where education and research is focused on food, health and logistics. The interdisciplinary research conducted within these fields is stimulated by the active involvement of food business operators and the Province of Limburg.

food-agri eventAbout Healthy Nutrition Conference 
How can innovation in nutrition help to improve the well being of the growing and ageing population in the world? With a growing and ageing population worldwide, the importance of healthy nutrition is of paramount importance. The impact of technology requires a cross-sector knowledge exchange and cooperation. This conference brings the food industry, retailers, foodservice providers, government and those working in nutrition, together to enable collaboration and innovation and to support a sustainable healthy nutrition landscape for the future.

The Healthy Nutrition Conference is part of the first global Innovative Food-Agri Event – a two-day event (Jun 28-29, 2017) that includes 4 dedicated conferences and an exhibition: 3D FoodPrinting Conference (Jun 28, 2017); Vertical Farming Conference (Jun 28, 2017); Healthy Nutrition Conference, (Jun 29 2017); Smart Farming Conference (Jun 29, 2017); Smart Food Farming Expo (Jun 28-29, 2017)

Focus topics: Smart & Healthy Ingredients; Sustainable Food Manufacturing; Protein Transition (e.g. insects and seaweed); Food design; Food Policy and Regulation; Innovative technologies for Healthy Nutrition; Food Science / R&D; Funding; Economic, business and social issues; Legal and Regulatory issues

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