The Future for Food and Drink Labelling in the UK
This conference will discuss latest developments and the future direction of policy for food and drink labelling in the UK.
It will be an opportunity to examine government priorities under a new Prime Minister, following measures announced in the Government Food Strategy and Benefits of Brexit Command Paper, and with the expected Health Disparities White Paper.
Delegates will also discuss progress and outstanding issues relating to a range of recent requirements for food and drink labelling, including:
- calorie labelling for the out-of-home sector and forthcoming in-store restrictions for HFSS products
- proposals for enhanced animal welfare and sustainability standards labelling, and for further allergen and health indications
Overall, sessions in the agenda will bring out latest thinking on:
- policy – the landscape for food and drink labelling in the UK – issues for the food and drink industry – priorities for consumers and public health
- key developments – nutritional labels and in-store restrictions – production standards – transparency and traceability – allergy labelling and consumer safety
- out-of-home settings – consumer responses to calorie labelling – impact on the sector – priorities going forward
- innovation – next steps for clarity and transparency – keeping pace with new products and priorities – supporting consumer choice, health, standards, and waste reduction
- the global context – country-of-origin rules – quality and product traceability – environment and animal welfare standards – future trade deals – the direction of government policy under a new PM
- international commercial agreements – priorities for trade partnerships – coordination of food and drink standards – prospects for consistent labelling requirements
We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with Jim Cathcart, Policy Director, UKHospitality; Sarah Cunningham, Food Information and Labelling Team Leader, Agri-Food Chain Directorate, Defra; Dr Eleonora Fichera, Deputy Head of Department and Chair in Applied Economics, University of Bath; Glen Neal, General Manager, Risk Management & Intelligence, Food Standards Australia New Zealand; and Lauren Woodley, Group Nutrition Leader, Nomad Foods.