EFA FoodDETECTives breakfast meeting in the European Parliament

The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases’ Patients Associations - EFA organises an event at the European Parliament in Brussels on Thursday 12 December 2019 to launch the report that resulted from its flagship project ‘FoodDetectives’. The report looks at the quality of life and the burden of the disease of people with food allergies in Europe, with a focus on the implementation of the EU Regulation 1169/2011 on Food Information to Consumers (FIC), in particular its provisions related to food allergen labelling. Based on these data, it sets out recommendations for both food business operators and regulatory authorities for the better management of allergens in food.

A draft agenda can be found below:

 8:30-8:40

Opening and introduction

 MEP Sylwia Spurek (S&D, PL)

 8.40-9.00

 Quality of Life, burden of the disease, and the EU law

 EFA Board member

 9:00-9:20

 Session 1: EU policy panel discussion

                       

 2014-2019: EU FIC Regulation national implementation and its limits

 Participants :

 - Sabine Pelsser, Deputy Head of Unit at DG SANTE

 - Representative of German Permanent Representation to the EU

 - Alexis Waravka, Hospitality Europe

 - Representative of Allergy UK

 - Young food allergy patient

 9:20-9:30

 Keynote presentation: Conclusions from Rostrum paper  on food allergy in Europe identifying data gaps and emerging needs for future research and initiatives

 Clare Mills, Professor at the University of  Manchester

 9:30-9:50

 Session 2: EU policy panel discussion

 

 

 Looking to the future: Better food labelling policies and research needs

 Participants:

  - Dr. Helen Brough, European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)

 - René Crevel, International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI)

 - Imperial College London (tbc)

 - Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (tbc)

- Finnish Permanent Representation to the EU (tbc)

 - Angeliki Vlachou, FoodDrinkEurope

 - Marcia Podestá, Food Allergy Italia

 9:50-10:00

 Closing remarks

 MEP Sylwia Spurek (S&D, PL)

This event is supported by unrestricted grand from EFA Sustainable Corporate Partner Aimmune Therapeutics, and co-funded by EFA.  

December 12th, 2019 8:30 AM   through   10:00 AM
European Parliament
Rue du Wiertz 60
Members Salon (room tbc)
Brussels, 1047
Belgium
Phone: +3222272720
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