European Union: Insights on regulation
Presented by Patrick Coppens

The Food Supplements Directive was agreed nearly 20 years ago and established many of the key requirements for marketing products in the European Union. The Directive has also become a highly referenced document for governments across the world who are looking to develop or modify their own regulation.

In this webinar, Patrick Coppens addresses some of the key questions that are asked about the Directive and the regulation of food supplements in the EU, including how far the Directive establishes harmonised regulation across the 27 Member States and how manufacturing quality is ensured.


Speaker: Patrick Coppens

Food Supplements Europe

As Director Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, Patrick Coppens is heading Food Supplement’s Europe work in the area of food law, in particularly focussing on botanicals, REFIT and relationship with EFSA. He is also in charge of the organisation’s scientific work in the field of public health.

He has been closely involved in debates on food safety, food labelling, health claims and addition of nutrients to foods both on national and international level for over 25 years.

Patrick is Chair of the Belgian Food Law expert group and is a regular speaker at international conferences on various topics in the area of food law and nutrition.