EFLA EU-US Conference: Codex Alimentarius and its importance in the current regulatory debate, 10th October 2019

The next EFLA EU-US Conference will be dedicated to Codex Alimentarius and its importance in the current regulatory debate and will be held in Brussels on 10th October 2019 from 9:00AM to 5PM.


The programme of the event will be divided into three sessions:

  • SESSION I: From a programme to an international body: Codex Alimentarius evolution and its current challenges

Within this session Mr Steve Wearne (Codex Alimentarius Commission) will present the Codex Strategic Plan 2020-2025, Mrs Nicole Coutrelis (Coutrelis and Associes) and Mr Ricardo Carvajal (Hyman Phelps and Mcnamara) will talk about horizontal topics handled by Codex of interest for the EU and the US respectively. Finally, Mr Kaushik Janakiraman (RB - Reckitt Benckiser, the Netherlands) will highlight the industry perspective on Codex Alimentarius activities.

  • SESSION II: Codex Alimentarius achieving its mission? Harmony and dissonances at national level

Session two will start with a presentation on standard of identity of products by Mr Martin Hahn (Hogan Lovells).  Mrs Caroline Rey (EU Specialty Food Ingredients) will talk about Codex food additives provisions (GSFA) and their use internationally, Dr Sebastien Goux (DG Stante, European Commission) will focus on the role of Codex Alimentarius in the EU food policy and Dr Karen Hulebak (Former Chair of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Resolution Strategy LLC) will analyse if Codex follows its own principles.  

  • SESSION III: ‘Science at bar’: approach to science internationally

Science related topics within session III will be addressed by Dr Markus Lipp (JECFA Secretariat, FAO), Dr Paul Honigfort (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) and Dr Daniel Folmer (U.S. Food and Drug Administration).

The detailed programme is available here.


The workshop will be held at the Thon Hotel EU in Brussels on 10th October 2019 from 9AM to 5PM.


You can register to the event here.


E-mail: secretariat@efla-aeda.org


All participants to the Conference are kindly inviated by COUTRELIS & ASSOCIES to a dinner buffet after the Conference on the 10th October at 7PM, at COUTRELIS & ASSOCIES, Rue de la Loi 235, 1040 Brussels. More details available here. To confirm your attendance please reply to coutrelis.et.associes@coutrelis.com


last update: October 2019