Changes to the novel food regulations: one year on – meet Pen & Tec at Health Ingredients Europe 2018

We are pleased to announce that Pen & Tec will be attending the Health Ingredients Europe 2018 on 27-29 November in Frankfurt, Germany.

We are also pleased to have been invited to present at this event for the second year in a row. Nicoleta Pasecinic will be delivering a presentation on “Changes to the novel food regulations: one-year on”.

In January 2018, the EU introduced a centralised authorisation system for novel food applications, meaning all new applications are now submitted directly to the European Commission rather than to individual Member States. The creation of a Union List also means all approved novel foods will be given generic authorisation. Almost a year after the implementation of these changes, how has it impacted the industry? Has it made the process for novel food applications easier, or are there still hurdles to overcome? And what is included within the regulations?

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About speaker:


Nicoleta Pasecinic, regulatory Affairs Associate at Pen & Tec Consulting, is a nutritionist with a bachelor’s degree in food and Human Nutrition from Newcastle University, UK. Nicoleta worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Health & Society at Newcastle University. She has experience in study design, data collection, quantitative and qualitative data analysis and interpretation of various projects related to nutrition, health and physical activity. Nicoleta is an author and co-author of yet unpublished studies that analyse maternal BMI data in UK cohorts/datasets and UK national screening policies for Gestational Diabetes. At Pen & Tec, Nicoleta works on EU novel food dossiers and nutrition and health claims, and also works on GRAS and new dietary ingredient projects for clients interested in the US market.