Food supplements in the EU: Where next?

18 November 2022

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Over the past 20 years, the EU market in food supplements has developed significantly and today there is a high level of recognition of the category by consumers. In addition to the framework for food supplements established by the 2002 Directive, a wide range of food legislation is in place which covers supplements. This includes additives, contaminants, labelling among others.

Food Supplements Europe represents the interests of the European food supplement sector and is organising in Brussels on 18 November “Food Supplements in the EU: Where next?” to address the future direction of the sector.


from 8:30am

Friday 18 November 2022

09:00 – 15:00

NH Bloom Hotel,
Rue Royale 250,
1210 Bruxelles,

Room: Inspire

08:30 – 09:00 Registration.
09:00 – 09:15

Martina Šimová, Chair, Food Supplements Europe

Facilitator: Bernd Haber, Board member, Food Supplements Europe

09:15 – 09:45 Ten learnings from the 20 years of the Food Supplements Directive.
Patrick Coppens, Food Supplements Europe
09:45 – 10:15 What lies behind consumer choices in food supplements.
Sara Davidson, IPSOS
10:15 – 10:45 What next on supplements?
Stephanie Bodenbach, European Commission SANTE A1
10:45 – 11:15 Break.
11:15 – 11:45 What’s new on novel foods?
Rafael Perez Berbejal, European Commission SANTE E2
11:45 – 12:15 EU policy on contaminants in supplements.
Frans Verstraete, European Commission SANTE E2
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch.
13:30 – 14:00 Benefitting from the new mutual recognition procedure.
Konstantinos Dimitriadis, European Commission, GROW D3
14:00 – 14:50 Towards a healthier society: Opportunities and challenges for supplements.
Panel discussion
14:50 – 15:00 Closing remarks.