Roundtable on Novel Food Regulations

Date: 25 October 2022

Time: 2.00 pm


The by-invitation-only Roundtable on Novel Food Regulations presents a platform for regulators and industry stakeholders to share current thinking and experiences on the safety assessment of novel foods.


Time (UTC+8) Item Speaker
2:00 – 2:05pm Opening Adddress Dr Lee Kim Tan
Director General, Food Administration & Deputy CEO, Singapore Food Agency
Part 1 Technical sharing sessions
2:05 – 2:25pm Insights from FSANZ’s preparations for the safety assessment of a cell-based meat product Mr Glen Neal
General Manager, Risk Management & Intelligence, Food Standards Australia and New Zealand
2:25 – 2:45pm Nutritional aspects of the novel food regulatory approval process in Canada Dr Atiq Rehman
Senior Scientific Project Coordinator, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada
2:45 – 3:05pm Regulatory framework and safety assessment of novel food in Israel Dr Ziva Hamama
Head of Food Risk Management Department, Public Health Services, Ministry of Health Israel
3:05 – 3:25pm Regulatory considerations of culture media in cultivated meat production Dr Elliot Swartz
Lead Scientist, Cultivated Meat, Good Food Institute
3:25 – 3:35pm Global perspectives: diverse compliance requirements and essential regulatory elements to assure safety of novel food Dr Masami Takeuchi
Food Safety Officer, Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations
3:35 – 4:00pm Break
Part 2 Panel discussion - Moderated by Dr Lee Kim Tan
4:00 – 5:00pm Discussion by panellists

Regulators and industry representatives in the audience may be invited to bring up points for panel discussion prior to or during the Roundtable.
Dr Masami Takeuchi
Mr Glen Neal
Dr Atiq Rehman
Dr Ziva Hamama
Dr Elliot Swartz