Virtual Seminar: The preparation of Novel Food dossiers in the EU under the transparency regulation

31 May – 1 June 2022

The registration is open. To see full agenda please visit: Online Academy.

Course Overview

This interactive course has been designed to give practical advice on building and submitting a novel food dossier in the EU. You will gain a comprehensive overview of the entire registration process, from notifying studies to structuring and compiling a novel food dossier, the submission process and how to comply with the latest changes following the Transparency Regulation. 

Seminar will include a case study based on recent positive EFSA opinions in the alternative protein area. Our guest speaker, Alex Holst will discuss the importance of politics in the success of alternative protein applications.

Who Should Attend?

Managers working in:

    • Regulatory
    • Business development
    • Strategic marketing managers
    • Registration managers
    • Product managers
    • R&D scientists
    • Project managers

Expert Speakers

Ing. Justyna Pałasińska

Justyna is Pen & Tec’s regulatory expert in human food and nutrition, specialising in novel food product registrations, foods for special medical purposes, food supplements and has extensive experience in the registration of feed additives in the EU and other jurisdictions.  

Justyna has an MSc in food technology and nutrition as well as a degree in biomedical engineering. For over 8 years, Justyna has been supporting Pen & Tec’s clients by managing product approvals, providing regulatory advice and designing training sessions for regulatory teams. 

Justyna has also presented at industry leading conferences on topics such as the novel food approval process in the EU and has delivered live webinars on cellular agriculture and dossier submission to the UK FSA. 

Nicoleta Pasecinic ANutr
Nicoleta Pasecinic is a nutritionist by background, having graduated in Food and Human Nutrition from Newcastle University, UK. She also holds a Bachelor degree in Marketing, specialising in B2B sales.

Prior joining Pen & Tec in 2017, Nicoleta worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Health & Society at Newcastle University. During that time, she co-authored several research papers investigating maternal BMI data in UK cohorts/datasets and UK national screening policies for Gestational Diabetes.

With over 5 years’ experience in the food and feed regulatory industry, Nicoleta is an expert in EU novel food authorisation and novel food consultations, using her skills in study design, data collection, quantitative and qualitative data analysis and interpretation to help clients achieve faster market access as economically as possible.

Alex Holst

Alex Holst leads the Good Food Institute (GFI) Europe’s regulatory policy work to advance alternative proteins.

GFI is an international nonprofit organisation helping to build a more sustainable, secure and just food system by transforming meat production.

GFI works with scientists, businesses and policymakers to advance plant-based and cultivated meat – making them delicious, affordable and accessible across the world.

Hannes Malfroy

Hannes Malfroy holds a BSc & MSc degree in Biochemistry & Biotechnology from Ghent University, Belgium, specialising in Plant Biotechnology and Microbiology.

Hannes gained regulatory experience at Bayer Agriculture BVBA in Brussels, where he worked on pesticide renewal dossiers in the EU and biostimulant registrations in several countries in the EMEA region.

Hannes joined Pen & Tec in 2019 and is currently working on various feed additive and novel food submissions.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the novel food registration process 
  • Learn which studies are required to support your novel food dossier 
  • Gain a practical insight into using the e-submission food chain platform 
  • How to deal with confidential data under the new Transparency Regulation 
  • How to manage questions from EFSA during the risk assessment process  
  • Consolidate your knowledge with practical exercises 

Book Now

To book the course please follow the link.

The registration is open. 

 Early bird price 1320 EUR (+VAT)*

instead of

1650 EUR (+ VAT) 


*valid till 12 May 2022

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