Roundtable on Novel Food Regulations

Date: 30th Oct 2023

Time: 2-5pm (GMT +8)


This Roundtable, which is held in conjunction with the Singapore International Agri-Food Week (SIAW) from 30 Oct – 2 Nov 2023, is an international platform for regulators, the industry, academics, and key stakeholders in the novel food ecosystem to share best practices and experiences on safety assessment and regulation of novel foods, such as cell-cultivated meat and food ingredients made using new production systems.

Attendance at the Roundtable on Novel Food Regulations is by-invitation only.


Time (UTC+8) Item Speaker
2:00 – 2:05pm Opening Adddress Dr Lee Kim Tan
Director General, Food Administration & Deputy CEO, Singapore Food Agency
2:05 – 2:15pm Risk assessment of cell-cultivated meat and seafood Dr Jo Anne Shatkin
Vireo Advisors, LLC
2:15 – 2:25pm Risk assessment of food ingredients made using precision fermentation Dr Vince Sewalt
Head of Scientific & Public Affairs, IFF Global Regulatory Affairs
International Flavors & Fragrances
2:25 – 2:35pm Risk assessment of food made using biomass fermentation Prof. William Chen
Michael Fam Endowed Chair Professor in Food Science and Technology
Nanyang Technological University
2:35 – 3:00pm Break
3:00 – 4:00pm Breakout group discussions on safety assessment checklist for:

Cell-cultivated meat
Precision fermentation
Biomass fermentation
Facilitators within each breakout group to guide discussions and consolidate perspectives
4:00 – 4:15pm Break
4:15 – 5:00pm Panel discussion – Moderated by Dr Lee Kim Tan

Facilitators will share key points from breakout session for discussion. Audience members may be invited to bring up points for panel discussion.

Dr Jo Anne Shatkin
Dr Vince Sewalt
Prof. William Chen
Dr Masami Takeuchi, Food Safety Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Dr Eunju Lee, Director of Novel Food Division, Korea Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
Prof. Rick Mumford, Deputy Chief Scientific Advisor & Deputy Director for Science, UK Food Standards Agency
Dr Michelle Catlin, International Coordination Executive, US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service