Date of Event
Date(s) - 06/12/2021
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum




***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***

This conference will look at priorities for policy and industry practice in the UK in the context of key developments affecting food labelling – including the Tackling Obesity strategy.

We are pleased to be able to include keynote contributions from senior speakers including Jim Cathcart, Policy Director, UKHospitality; Rebecca Sudworth, Director of Policy, Food Standards Agency; and a senior speaker confirmed from Defra.


Delegates will consider what is needed to prepare the hospitality industry for the introduction of calorie labelling as part of the Government’s drive to tackle obesity, as well as the implementation of Natasha’s Law, which came into force in October 2021, and wider issues for food safety.


Further areas for discussion include:



Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders. Places have been reserved by parliamentary pass-holders from the House of Commons, and officials from CAFREDAERA, NIDefraDepartment for International TradeDepartment of Health and Social Care; the Food Standards Agency; the Food Standards Agency WalesFood Standards ScotlandThe Scottish Government; and the Welsh Government. Also due to attend are representatives from Aldi StoresA Nelson & CoAshbury LabellingBurness PaullCampden BRICompany ShopFAI FarmsFarm Animal Welfare ConsultingGLOBALG.A.PGM FreezeGS1 UKHFMAHovisKlinge ChemicalsKraft HeinzLewis SilkinMorrisonsMoy ParkNational Farmers UnionNewcastle UniversityNutriticsPete MartinPillsbury Winthrop Shaw PittmanPPARed BullR Twining & CoStarbucks UKTaylor WessingTees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation TrustTescoUnileverUniversity of Aberdeen; and Waterford Institute of Technology.


A press pass has been reserved by a representative from FoodNavigator.


Overall, we expect speakers and attendees to be a senior and informed group including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior government and regulatory officials involved in this area of policy, as well as public health professionals, representatives of the food and drink industry, including manufacturers, retailers, and suppliers, local government officials, representatives of the dietetic and pharmaceutical industries, academics, charities and consumer groups, together with reporters from the national and specialist media.


This is a full-scale conference taking place online***


Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference



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