Katia is a specialist in European food and feed law and agricultural issues. Her practice focuses on food innovation, including novel foods and alternative protein sources. Katia supports clients across the food industry to authorise and market novel foods and ingredients. Based on her expertise she works regularly with academic institutions, European and International professional bodies and commercial organisations. She has degrees in EU competition law and corporate law and has been with Keller and Heckman since 2015.
Sports-oriented consumers are more demanding than most when it comes to the clarity and reliability of the health claims made for the products they buy – which means it’s in the industry’s interests to be rigorous. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been accused by many of taking a hard stance on health claim authorisation, yet it claims to be merely following the lead of EU regulators, who demand the highest standards of scientific assessment. Whose really there to help industry? Katia’s presentation assesses the relationship between EFSA, the EU and sports food manufacturers and considers whether there needs to be a specific regulatory framework for sports food or whether general EU food law will suffice.