Last updated on 8 March 2010
Invitation to novel foods open event
The Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes (ACNFP) is holding an open event on novel foods in London on Wednesday 21 April 2010. Anyone can attend, including members of the public.
The ACNFP is the independent group of experts that advise the Food Standards Agency on any matters relating to novel foods (including genetically modified foods) and novel processes. A novel food is a food or food ingredient that does not have a significant history of consumption within the European Union before 15 May 1997.
The workshop will include presentations on the work of the committee and give people an opportunity to discuss novel food issues, including adding novel biological active substances in food and food supplements, public attitudes to innovation and risk, and how novel foods might help promote sustainability of the food supply. There will also be a brief update on the revision of the current European Commission regulation on novel foods and an open discussion arising from audience questions.
The closing date for applying to attend the workshop is Wednesday 31 March 2010. Details of the workshop and how to apply to attend or submit questions can be found at the invitation link below.