Invitation to attend an Open Workshop on Novel Foods: 25 November 2010

The Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes is holding an open workshop on novel foods in London on Thursday 25 November. The closing date for applying to attend the event is Thursday 4 November

Invitation to all Interested Parties
ACNFP Open Workshop on Novel Foods

The Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes is holding an open Workshop on Novel Foods in London on the afternoon of 25 November 2010. The closing date for applying to attend the workshop is 4 November 2010

ACNFP Meeting on 25 November 2010 - Workshop on Novel Food

You are invited to attend an open Workshop on Novel Foods to be held at Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London on the afternoon of Thursday 25 November 2010 from 1.30pm until 5:00pm.

The workshop is being organised by the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes which is a non-statutory, independent body of scientific experts that advises the FSA on any matters relating to novel foods (including genetically modified foods) and novel processes. The aim of the workshop is to give the public an opportunity to discuss with the Committee those subjects that fall directly within the Committee’s remit. The workshop will be chaired by the ACNFP Chairman, Professor Peter Gregory. Attendance will be limited and by ticket only, with a maximum of two people per organisation due to the size of the available rooms.

The workshop will be structured as follows:

1.Introduction
To include presentations on the work of the Committee

2.Discussions on novel food issues of interest to the consumer
These will include

  • adding novel biologically active substances in food and food supplements,
  • public attitudes to innovation and risk and
  • whether/how novel foods can help promote sustainability of the food supply.

3.An open discussion with tabled audience questions.
Participants are invited to raise any issues related to the assessment of novel or GM foods. This could include the scientific rationale used in the safety assessment and whether the procedures are sufficiently open for the UK public to make their views known. Priority will be given to questions submitted in advance of the workshop.

Minutes will be produced for this workshop and any relevant questions that cannot be taken will be addressed as an annex to these minutes.

If you would like to attend this workshop please contact Alison Asquith by Thursday 4 November at:

ACNFP Secretariat
Aviation House
125 Kingsway
London, WC2B 6NH
Tel: 020 7276 8595
Fax: 020 7276 8513
e-mail: [email protected]