Food Matters Live
17 – 19 November 2015
Join thousands of professionals from across the food and drink industry, nutrition and health sectors at the UK’s first cross-sector event dedicated to food, health and nutrition.
Seminar: Understanding the future free-from trend
Time: Tuesday 17th November, 10:30 – 12:00
Description: Last year more than half of the UK population brought free-from products (Kantar Worldpanel, 2014). Gluten-free remains the biggest area of growth but still only accounts for 0.1% of the UK grocery market (Mintel, 2014). This session will assess the current market, consumer demand and drivers for growth across free-from, allergy and intolerance products. Industry experts and analysts will also assess future opportunities for manufacturers and the impact of the new Food Information for Consumers regulation.
Speaker: Ewa Hudson, Global Head of Health and Wellness Research
Presentation: Assessing the global landscape for gluten-free food and drink
Time: 11.00 – 11.30
Seminar – Winning strategies in reformulation for food manufacturers
Time: Wednesday 18th November, 14:00 – 15:30
Description: Case studies from food manufacturers will showcase different approaches to sugar, salt and fat reduction, from ingredients, technical applications through to commercial strategies. Analysts will discuss their impact on consumer buying patterns.
Chair: Dr Janette Walton, Research Fellow, National Dietary Surveys Research Group, University College Cork
Speaker: Alan Rownan, Ethical Labels Analyst
Presentation: Meeting global salt standards: identifying key categories and salt reduction opportunities in different regions
Time: 14:00 – 14:30