FSAI and Healthy Ireland to host retailer event on food reformulation

FSAI and Healthy Ireland to host retailer event on food reformulation

The Food Reformulation Taskforce – a partnership between the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) and Healthy Ireland – will host a free online event on Wednesday, 1 June 2022 on Food Reformulation.

The event is open to those working in food retail, as well as anyone interested in the future of food reformulation in Ireland, such as food industry technical positions, food regulation, dietetics and nutrition, food science, industry support organisations, civil society organisations and industry representative groups.

The event: ‘Food Reformulation in Ireland – Defining Food Categories and Setting the Baseline’ will be held on Wednesday, 1 June 2022 from 10:00am – 11am. Participants will hear opening remarks from Tom James, Head of Health & Wellbeing Unit, Department of Health and Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

The meeting will be chaired by Dr Wayne Anderson, Director of Food Science and Standards, Food Safety Authority of Ireland. Dr Breige Mc Nulty, University College Dublin and Dr Kevin Burke, University of Limerick will explain how the food categories and the baseline for food reformulation in Ireland were established.   There will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions following the presentation.

Speaking about the Food Reformulation event, Dr Pamela Byrne, CEO, FSAI said: “Reformulation of foods is proven to have a positive impact on the quality of the diet and will contribute to a healthier population.  The Food Reformulation Taskforce was established last year to collaborate with the food industry and deliver healthier food choices for consumers by reducing levels of key nutrients. This upcoming event will cover how the taskforce will progress, how targets will be delivered within the timeline and how a comprehensive monitoring programme will work to ensure that companies meet the targets.”

For more information on the event and to register please visit www.fsai.ie