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ERA: Annual Conference on EU Law in the Food Sector 2017


17 May 2018 to 18 May 2018



Event Location


Event Description

Focus on Food Safety & Hygiene, Novel Foods, Agri-Food Sector Brussels, 17-18 May 2018 



The aim of this annual conference is to provide food law practitioners with an analysis of the recent legislation, case law and ongoing policy developments at EU level affecting the food sector.

Key topics

  • Recent developments in European food law & policies
  • Recent case law of the CJEU on food law
  • EU Regulation on Novel Foods
  • Food safety & food hygiene (new Official Controls Regulation, revision of the Codex Alimentarius, new EU Plant Health Law)
  • The interplay between EU agricultural policy & food law (organic farming, pesticides)
  • Sustainable energy use in the EU food sector
  • Alcohol labelling
  • Dual quality food products




In-house counsel and industry representatives, lawyers in private practice, regulatory authorities and public administration, and other legal professionals.

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Language: English

Organiser: ERA, Dr Kleoniki Pouikli

Event number: 418R19


Darren Abrahams, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson, Brussels 
Alberto Alemanno, Jean Monnet Professor of Law, HEC, Paris (tbc)
Anastasia Alvizou, Legal Assistant, DG Sante, European Commission, Brussels
Dirk Jacobs, Deputy Director General & Director of Consumer Information, Diet & Health Issues, FoodDrinkEurope, Brussels
Jen Karsten, Attorney at Law, Bxl-Law, Brussels 
Aude Mahy, Counsel, Loyens & Loeff, Brussels 
Katia Merten-Lentz, Keller and Heckman LLP, Brussels
Bernd van der Meulen, Professor of European Food Law, Wageningen University
Raymond O’Rourke, Food and Consumer Lawyer, Dublin
Hilary Ross, Executive Partner, Head of Retail, Food and Hospitality, DWF LLP, London 
Craig A. Simpson, Officer, Internal Market Affairs, EFTA Surveillance Authority, Brussels
Bart Van Vooren, Senior Associate, Covington & Burling LLP, Brussels



PES - Party of European Socialists
Press and Communications Officer
Europe Jacques Delors
(Junior) Policy Analyst Ocean
Cruise Lines International Association
Policy Officer
European Institute of Peace
Research Consultants
International Association for Democracy (IAD)
Lobbying Officer (voluntary)