Cannabis derived products in novel foods & cosmetics. How to get them to the market? – joint webinar with Ayton Global Research

Having issues trying to make sense of the regulatory landscape for CBD and Cannabis derived products? How to get them to the market and ensure they stand out against competition? Let us simplify things for you!

Join our joint webinar with Ayton Global Research and Aurora Hemp on “Cannabis derived products in Novel foods & cosmetics. How to get them to the market?”

About This Webinar

Cannabidiol (CBD) has received a lot of attention globally because of its powerful anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, anti-anxiety and pain-relieving properties. As such, many companies are keen to seize opportunities to use it in animal feed, human food, food supplements and cosmetics.

However, the regulatory landscape for CBD is complex, and its use in feed, food & cosmetics in the EU is far from straightforward. Learn about the regulatory status of CBD and how to legally sell your CBD-containing products in the EU.

This webinar will cover all you need to know about the regulatory challenges, claims and advertisement associated with CBD in the EU.

What To Expect

This webinar will cover all you need to know about the regulatory challenges associated with CBD and Cannabis derived products in food, feed and cosmetics in the EU.

This webinar will be taking place on 13 August at 4PM (CEST).

Webinar will be pre-recorded so participants will be able to submit questions in real-time on the day. Questions coming from the audience will be addressed by out experts during the webinar in a live chat.

The format of the webinar: 1 hour panel discussion with the experts from Pen & Tec Consulting, Ayton Global Research and invited guest (a CBD industry player). 

If there is something you would like to be highlighted during the webinar, please feel free to submit your questions before the webinar using the contact form on the right.

Key Topics

  • Overview of current CBD market 
  • Overview of CBD categories e.g. food, cosmetics
  • Latest news from the UK and the EU (Link)
  • Procedure to register food in the EU: The Novel food regulation;
  • Cannabis derived products considered Novel food & their registration status;
  • Novel food dossier content, cost, data protection & confidentiality;
  • Claims for CBD & Cannabis derived products;
  • Global advertising standards and law, examples of SRO’s and federal organisations that regulate them
  • Example of claims we have substantiated which are on the market

Who Should Attend?

  • Regulatory affairs Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • R&D Scientists
  • Product development Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Scientists in CROs where clients demand EFSA-compliant studies
  • Those seeking to review special problems in the registration of CBD

Keynote Speakers

Dr Thierry Kern – Regulatory Affairs Specialist at Pen & Tec Consulting

Dr Thierry Kern is a regulatory manager with experience in the development of new medicines and interacting with regulatory authorities worldwide for medicine approvals. He holds a Pharm.D. in pharmaceutical clinical development from the University of Pharmacy of Strasbourg, France, and a postgraduate diploma in environmental epidemiology from the University of Medicine of Grenoble in France. Thierry has worked in the UK and the USA, managing regulatory, pharmacovigilance, inspection readiness teams and registration procedures for medicines with the EU Authorities and the FDA. Thierry also worked for the European Medicines Agency managing referral procedures and updates to the good pharmacovigilance practices regulation.



Carys Smith – Consumer Research Consultant and Regulatory Specialist at Ayton Global Research

Carys Smith has been at the forefront of developments in legislation that affect advertising standards and regulations which impact FMCG industries at Ayton Global Research since 2012. This knowledge has been put to good effect when working closely with international clients including Walgreen Boots Alliance, Oriflame, PZ Cussons, The Body Shop and many more. Carys has designed, overseen and managed studies for over 250 clients and is in a great position to lecture about global trends in FMCG industries, consumer research and claims testing.

Carys has travelled globally to countries within Asia, Europe, the USA and more to provide lectures and discussions on the topic of advertising, testing methodologies, claim substantiation and the regulations and laws which surround this process.


About Ayton Global Research:

Ayton Global Research offers an award-winning research platform that facilitates consumer research worldwide. Its key research services include; claim substantiation, in-home user trials, online surveys, concept testing, efficacy testing, benchmark testing, and much more.

With a panel of over 600,000 volunteers across the globe, studies can be targeted to the desired demographic with very competitive lead-times. The team of specialist advisors will ensure that you meet all global regulatory requirements for advertising compliance, whilst providing valuable insights. With over 10,000 studies on record, their industry knowledge is essential for companies that are seeking a reliable partner to assist them in New Product Development.

Tadas Brazdauskas – R&D project manager at Aurora Hemp

Tadas is in business since 2015. He takes care on R&D activities and product development.








Vilius Janušaitis – Head of Sales at Aurora Hemp

Vilius Janušaitis is selling company products for 5 years.








Tomas Danisevičius – Director, deputy at Aurora Hemp

Tomas Danisevičius has more than 15 years of experience in management of industrial organizations (food and packaging). He joined team this year.








About Aurora Hemp Europe, UAB:

Aurora Hemp Europe, UAB isone of the largest organic hemp food producers. Company controls processes from the field to the spoon and brings higest quality products to the customers.

Dr Hannah Lester – Scientific Director at Pen & Tec Consulting, Moderator

Dr Hannah Lester is a research scientist with over 10 years’ experience in running veterinary clinical trials for regulatory approval. She studied for a PhD in parasite epidemiology at the Moredun Research Institute in Edinburgh and has an MSc in Veterinary Public Health from the University of Glasgow. Hannah has worked for and managed Contract Research Organisations in the UK, and has also worked in academia and for government, providing science and veterinary policy advice. Hannah joined Pen & Tec in 2016 and is responsible for feed and food registration projects in EU and other major jurisdictions, and also ensuring scientific and regulatory excellence in the work that Pen & Tec delivers. Hannah is a specialist in novel food & feed regulations in the EU & other major global markets. Hannah helps companies to overcome regulatory hurdles & offers strategic solutions to get to market in a cost-effective & time-effective way.

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