2pm – 5pm BST | Wednesday 27 May 2020

The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry is pleased to announce the launch of the CBD Novel Foods Symposium, a virtual event covering the topic of CBD and novel foods. This important event will be produced in partnership with Eurofins, Arnold and Porter, London Canna Group and Blume Jobs

With the new novel foods regulation deadline looming this event will provide a unique opportunity to listen and engage with representatives of the UK’s food safety regulator, the Foods Standards Agency, as well as industry experts from trading standards, toxicology, and the analytical testing and legal worlds. 

You can expect to receive definitive answers to the many complex questions that the novel foods compliance poses. 

Chaired by Monica Raymunt, Hemp Industry Daily, the three hour symposium will also allow you to find out more about the ACI’s plans to nurture a safe, compliant CBD sector in the UK. 

Participants will come away from this conference fully conversant with the new safety standards and an understanding of what is required to comply with the new novel food regulations.

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Symposium Agenda

Chaired by – Monica Raymunt | International Reporter, Hemp Industry Daily

14.00 Welcome and Introductions
Steve Moore | ACI

14.10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Food Standards Agency, Paul Tossell and Frances Hill
Novel Foods & CBD: New UK FSA Regulation Requirements
Paul Tossell | Head of Radiological, GM, Novel Foods & Feed Additives, Food Standards Agency
Frances Hill | Head of Regulated Products Risk Assessment Team, Foods Standards Agency

14.40 Food Safety Regulatory Enforcement
David Pickering | Team Manager, Chartered Trading Standards Institute

15.00 Analytical Testing Requirements
Joseph Humphreys | Client Manager, Eurofins Scientific 

15.20 Toxicology Requirements
Mark Bowes-Cavanagh | CEO, Advanced Development & Safety Labs Ltd 

15.30 What does this mean for CBD brands?
Dr Parveen Bhatarah, Regulatory & Compliance Lead | ACI 

15.50 A Legal Perspective
Jeremy Willcocks | Partner, Arnold & Porter

16.20 Q&A

16.55 Close


Monica Raymunt | Hemp Industry Daily
Monica is an international reporter for Hemp Industry Daily. A Connecticut native based in Berlin, Germany, she heads up the publication’s international hemp coverage with a focus on industry developments in Europe, Africa and Asia. Before covering hemp, Monica spent six years as an editor for the German press agency dpa with reporting stints in Brussels and Rio de Janeiro covering the EU, NATO and illegal mining in the Amazon. She also covered business, politics and general news for Reuters and Atlantic Media.

Steve Moore | The ACI
Steve is the Founder and Director of ACI with 25 years experience of working in social change and political campaigns. He directed the campaign with Charlotte Caldwell to reform policy relating to the access of medicinal cannabis. Steve was formerly Chief Executive of David Cameron’s Big Society Network and has curated change programmes for Channel 4 Television, the Royal Society of Arts and PWC.

Paul Tossell | Food Standards Agency
Paul is the head of the policy team at the Foods Standards Agency dealing with novel food applications, radiation in food, genetically modified foods and feed additives.

Frances Hill | Food Standards Agency
Frances is currently leading the Regulated Products Risk Assessment Team at the Foods Standards Agency. She has worked at the FSA for 17 years, primarily within the Chemical Risk Assessment Team and is a UK and European Registered Toxicologist.

David Pickering | Chartered Trading Standards Institute
David Pickering CTSI Lead Officer for Food. David is Team Leader at Buckinghamshire & Surrey Trading Standards and CTSI lead officer for food and nutrition.

Joseph Humphreys | Eurofins Scientific
Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences Group of companies which provide a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries. Joseph is responsible for managing the relationships of key customers in the infant formula, supplement and CBD analysis space from a commercial and technical level. Providing guidance on testing and results.

Mark Bowes-Cavanagh | Advanced Development & Safety Labs Ltd
Mark founded ADSL in 2008, & ADSL is now approved by all major UK retailers to provide CPSRs and further support services. Mark is a Chartered Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and a Member of the British Toxicology Society (MBTS).

Dr Parveen Bhatarah | The ACI
Parveen Bhatarah, PhD, FRSC, completed her PhD in organic chemistry “the synthetic approach to Nagilactone” from Imperial College London and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. She has held various directorship roles in the generic and herbal pharmaceutical industry with over 20 years of expertise in bulk drug substance and product development including clinical trials, commercial launches, technology transfers and manufacture for ANDA & MA submissions.

Jeremy Willcocks | Arnold & Porter
Jeremy Willcocks has been recognised by The Legal 500 and Chambers for his M&A and corporate work. Jeremy undertakes a broad range of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and corporate advisory work. He advises on share and asset sales, IPOs, public takeovers, shareholder disputes, and joint ventures.

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