LIVE Webinar with Laura Payo Lewis: EFSA regulatory requirements for EU approval of microbial feed additives

About This Webinar

Microorganisms are widely used in the food chain as such or as production organisms of products of interest. The placement of such microorganisms, genetically modified or not, or derived substances in the European market may be subject to a pre-market authorisation process, which involves a risk assessment by the European Food Safety Authority. If you would like to learn about the regulatory requirements to characterise micro-organisms, including Whole Genome Sequence analysis, don’t miss our free webinar.

What To Expect

Microorganisms, including bacteria, yeasts and filamentous fungi as such or as production organisms may be placed on the EU market as:
  • Genetically modified food and feed as per Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 
  • Feed additives, as per Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003
  • Foods for which nutrition or health claims are made, subject to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006
  • Food enzymes, as per Regulation (EC) No 1332/2008 
  • Food additives, as per Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 
  • Food flavourings, Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 
  • Microorganisms used as plant protection products, as per Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009
  • Novel foods, subject to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283
This webinar will cover the requirements outlined in the EFSA guidance on the characterisation of microorganisms used as feed additives or as production organisms, which is used as a reference for the evaluation of other products. Also, we will review the latest updates on the the requirements for whole genome sequence analysis of microorganisms intentionally used in the food chain.
Format of the webinar: 40-45 minutes presentation, followed by 15-20 minutes for questions & answers. 

Key Topics

  • Analysis of Whole Genome Sequence for the microbial identification and sequences of concern, 
  • Antimicrobial resistance and production 
  • For microbial fermentation products, analysis of presence of DNA and/or production strain in final product
  • Qualified Presumption of Safety 

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

Keynote Speaker

Laura Payo Lewis – Regulatory Affairs Director

Laura Payo Lewis specialises in both EU food and feed product registrations. She is an experienced regulatory manager, helping numerous clients take their products to market, such as enzymes used as animal digestibility enhancers or as food processing aids. She holds a Master in Biotechnology from the University of Salamanca, and interned in the cell culture quality control department of Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health in 2010.

Laura has delivered seminars on regulations and procedures for registering feed and feed additives in the EU. She also provides training sessions for client regulatory teams on all aspects of the EU registration process, on topics such as understanding data requirements for the risk assessment of food and feed products derived from genetically modified microorganisms. Since joining Pen & Tec in 2011, Laura has acquired a deeper knowledge of the regulatory requirements in other jurisdictions, working on Food Additive Petitions or GRAS determinations (US FDA) or feed additive registrations in Brazil.

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