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How to efficiently write a Novel Foods dossier in the UK and EU

Food Matters Live Masterclass
Tuesday 05 July 2022 | 10:00 – 13:00 BST | £149 + VAT

with Professor Dr. Hans Verhagen


“I think we have a lot to do to improve legal framework, especially in Europe and how we are addressing the entry of new foods, novel foods or novel food products. It’s takes way too long. And it’s way too difficult to put a new product on the market even though it is natural.” Dr Karim Engelmark Cassimjee, CEO, EnginZyme

If you’re working in novel foods, this unmissable masterclass will give you the knowledge you need to successfully navigate the production and submission of a novel foods dossier within the UK and EU.

Let this masterclass help you prove that your novel food is safe under the proposed condition of use and avoid lengthy approval times by learning what needs and doesn’t need to be included.

World-leading expert Dr. Hans Verhagen will take you through a step-by-step guide of establishing a dossier, and the evaluation process post-submission. The masterclass will explain the EU Regulation 2283/2015 and adjacent Regulations in the UK and EU, both from a historical perspective as well as the current situation.

This masterclass will combine an instructional lecture and in-depth case studies, as well as subgroup activity to give you practical skills and knowledge to ensure success in your application.

Meet your speaker

Professor Dr Hans Verhagen

Professor Dr. Hans Verhagen runs a food safety and nutrition consultancy in The Netherlands. He completed his PhD in food toxicology at the University of Maastricht.

Dr. Hans worked at TNO in Zeist for Unilever for five years, and for the RIVM for 10 years.

In addition, he worked for the European Food Safety Authority for 14 years (nine years as an external scientific expert dealing with a.o. health claims and novel foods; five years as a staff member).

Dr. Hans is also a visiting professor at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland and from January 2021 he also became a visiting professor at the Technical University of Denmark.

Professor Dr. Hans Verhagen’s expertise with the topic of Novel Foods includes:

– Nine years member of EFSA NDA Panel Member (2006-2015)
– Nine years member of EFSA working group on novel foods (2006-2015); chairing 2012-2015
– 2021 -> now: Member UK FSA Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes (ACNFP)
– Dozens of EFSA Scientific Opinions during the years 2006-2015
– Publications on Novel Foods: scientific publications, EFSA Guidances

Masterclass pre-reading

Further preparative reading material is available from here.

By the end of this masterclass you will…


Have got a basic appraisal of Regulation 2283/2015 on Novel Foods in GB and EU, and adjacent regulations, and their history


Got a basic idea about the scientific requirements for safety evaluation of a Novel Food


Gained insight into a dossier supporting a Novel Food application (or notification)


Have practically studied a test case and learned from other test cases

Who should attend?

This Masterclass is for private entities, entrepreneurs, scientists, directors and managers who want to learn how to proceed with Novel Foods and Novel Food Ingredients entering the UK and EU market.

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How to efficiently write a Novel Foods dossier in UK and EU

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