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ERA: Annual Conference on EU Law in the Food Sector 2018


17 May 2018 to 18 May 2018





Event Description

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

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



Darren Abrahams, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson, Brussels

Anastasia Alvizou, Administrator, DG Sante, European Commission, Brussels

Antonia Corini, Phd (Doctor Europaeus) on the Agro-Food System, Doctoral School on the Agro-Food System, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

Emile Frison, International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food)

Dirk Jacobs, Deputy Director General & Director of Consumer Information, Diet & Health Issues, FoodDrinkEurope, Brussels

Yannis Karamitsios, Legal Officer, DG Sante G.1, European Commission, Brussels

Jens 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

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Language: English

Organiser: ERA, Dr Kleoniki Pouikli

Event number: 418R19



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