FREE Webinar with Dr Elinor McCartney: CBD – a global hot spot – how does the EU legislate CBD in food and feed?

12 June 2019, 4PM (CET)

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 and food supplements.

However, the regulatory landscape for CBD is complex, and its use in feed and food in the EU is far from straightforward. Join Dr Elinor McCartney in June (date to be announced soon) to learn about the regulatory status of CBD and how to legally sell your CBD-containing products in the EU.

What To Expect

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

This webinar will be taking place live on 12 June at 4PM (CET).

The format of the webinar: 40-45 minutes presentation followed by 15-20 minutes for questions & answers session. Our feed expert Dr Eliana Henriquez Rodriguez and food expert Dr Thierry Kern will join as the “expert panel” to assist with your Q&A.

If there is something you would like to be highlighted during the presentation please feel free to submit your questions before the webinar using the contact form on the right. Participants will also have the choice to submit questions in real-time on the day.

Key Topics

  • Current legal status of CBD in animal feed
  • Regulatory options & routes to market for feed business operators
  • Current legal status on CBD in food & food supplements
  • Regulatory options & routes to market for food business operators
  • CBD as a novel food
  • Alternative routes to market
  • The cost of getting it wrong

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 Speaker and Expert panel

Dr Elinor McCartney

Elinor established Pen & Tec Consulting in 2000, coinciding with publication of the EU white paper on food safety, and dedicated to providing specialist services in new product development and registration of feed additives in Europe. She has managed the growth of services to include all categories of feed additives. Elinor is a graduate of the Royal Veterinary College, where she obtained her PhD in enteric diseases of piglets. She also holds an MBA (with distinction) from the Open University, and has tutored in Finance and Marketing for the Open University Business School in several European countries.
Elinor has worked in general veterinary practice, in the veterinary pharmaceutical industry and in various technical and commercial roles concerning the supply of additives and speciality ingredients to the feed industry. Elinor helps clients understand EU/EFSA legislation, guidelines and guidance and has assisted many applicants to achieve or maintain EU approval of a wide range of products, including, technological, sensory, nutritional, zootechnical and coccidiostat feed additives.

Dr Eliana Henriquez Rodriguez 

Eliana is an Agricultural Engineer with applied experience in animal production and research. Eliana holds a MSc in Animal Breeding and Reproduction Biotechnology as well as a PhD in Agricultural and Food Science and Technology. Throughout her professional and academic life, Eliana has developed skills in animal production management, molecular genetic techniques, experimental design, statistical analysis and scientific writing. Since joining Pen & Tec at the beginning of 2018, Eliana has worked on various statistical analyses for EFSA compliant efficacy studies in livestock species.

Dr Thierry Kern 

Thierry 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. Thierry joined Pen & Tec in 2018 and specialises in feed and food registration projects in the EU, ensuring scientific and regulatory excellence in the work that Pen & Tec delivers.

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