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Health claims workshop

23rd August 2013, Auckland

Nutrigenomics New Zealand hosted a national forum on the new food health regulations which brought together over 170 representatives from the food and research sectors. The workshop was chaired by Dean Stockwell (General Manager (Wellington), Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ)).

The workshop is summarized in the Oct/Nov 2013 issue of FoodNZ.


Steve Hathaway Ministry for Primary Industries Regulation of health claims: The journey so far
Angela Rowan Fonterra Healthy claims for foods: An industry perspective
Laurence Eyres ECG Health claims and food: Good for business?
Trevor Lockett CSIRO Health claims and food: An Australian perspective
Harjinder Singh Riddet Institute, Massey University Perspectives on development of high value foods
Lynnette Ferguson Nutrigenomics NZ/University of Auckland New technologies, biomarkers and the regulatory environment
Rhodi Bulloch University of Auckland Systematic review approaches: Evaluation the clinical potential of high value foods
Carolyn Lister & Jocelyn Eason Plant & Food Research Developing product health claims
Sara Jaeger Plant & Food Research Consumer responses to health benefits and claims
Nicole Roy Nutrigenomics NZ/AgResearch Summing up: Developing high value foods with validated health benefits

Panel discussion

Max Kennedy (Chair) – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Karl Crawford (Nutrigenomics NZ/Auckland UniServices), Dean Stockwell (FSANZ), Trevor Lockett (CSIRO), Fiona Greig (Beef and Lamb NZ), Ralf Schlothauer (Comvita), Matt Frevel (ENZO Nutraceuticals), Jocelyn Eason (Plant & Food Research), Abby Thompson (Riddet Institute/Massey University), Simon Parry (Nutrigenomics NZ/AgResearch)