3-4 Jun 2024

Session Information

6-Jun, 14:50 - 15:20

The New Frontier – Navigating The Food Medicine Cosmetic Interface

Speaker Series

New, novel, and functional – it’s an exciting time to be at the forefront of creating and launching new and innovative consumer products. But there’s no reward without risk. Navigating the food, medicine, and cosmetics compliance interfaces can be a minefield for both suppliers and retailers. If your product is going to be eaten or absorbed by a consumer, then a regulator is going to care about it – but who? And what do they *really* care about? A better understanding of the requirements, risks, and strategies in this in-between space can help you more confidently and successfully capture opportunities for your business. Universal Counsel’s expert F&B and Health & Beauty legal and compliance teams specialise in supporting businesses in these highly regulated industries on their path to success by providing one-stop professional services solutions tailored for you. In this practical introductory session, Amelia Edwards, Chief Counsel, Universal Counsel, will teach you how to be ‘pathwise’ in navigating the food-medicine-cosmetics regulatory cross-over space, whether you’re thinking NPD or getting your existing product range in line. Amelia will talk to current trends, risks, and need-to-know requirements in the Australian marketplace, with a focus on ‘functional’ products and ingredients, hot-topic claims, and new-frontier concepts like adaptogens, ‘nootropics’, and precision fermentation.

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