On November 10, SAFE will hold a conference to analyse the important challenges hampering proper food information to consumers, trying to understand how to shift towards a more sustainable food system. To ensure such a transition, all actors of the chain (from production to consumption) need to be involved and to collaborate for the realisation of healthier food environments.
Several questions are currently present in the political debate concerning food information to consumers. The conference wants to focus on how to ensure sustainability through food information to consumers, and how consumers could better understand what "sustainable" is. The main objective is to address the issue of products sustainability for consumers, as often, information on ecological impact or environmental footprint are not fully understood and correctly transmitted.
The conference will explore three issues relating to food information to consumers which require specific synergies between sectors and actors:
Panel 1 - Labelling and nutrition, tackling challenges to ensure healthy and sustainable diets.
- Herbert Dorfmann (MEP, EPP)
- Sarah Wiener (MEP, Greens/EFA)
- Dirk Jacobs (Deputy Director, Food&DrinkEurope)
- Sabine Pelssner (Head of UnitFood Information and composition, European Commission)
- Nikolai Pushkarev (Policy Coordinator, EPHA)
Panel 2 - Food Contact Materials (FCMs): opportunities and challenges for a safe regulatory framework
- Piernicola Pedicini (MEP, Greens/EFA)
- Alberto Mantovani (Director of Research, Istituto Superiore di Sanità)
- Jonathan Briggs (Policy Officer, European Commission)
- Stefan Scheuer (Chief EU Policy, ChemTrust)
- Sidsel Dyekjær (Regulatory Manager,Varefakta)
Panel 3 - Understanding the value of the “term” natural for food labelling
- Francisco Guerreiro (MEP, Greens/EFA)
- Representative of the Australian Government (TBC)
- Enzo Bartalotta (Managing Partner, ETHICA srl)
- Livia Menichetti (Director General, EHPM)