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EFA FoodDETECTives breakfast meeting in the European Parliament

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The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases’ Patients Associations - EFA organises an event at the European Parliament in Brussels on Thursday 12 December 2019 to launch the report that resulted from its flagship project ‘FoodDetectives’. The report looks at the quality of life and the burden of the disease of people with food allergies in Europe, with a focus on the implementation of the EU Regulation 1169/2011 on Food Information to Consumers (FIC), in particular its provisions related to food allergen labelling. Based on these data, it sets out recommendations for both food business operators and regulatory authorities for the better management of allergens in food.

A draft agenda can be found below:


Opening and introduction

MEP Sylwia Spurek (S&D, PL)


 Quality of Life, burden of the disease, and the EU law

Sofia Romagosa Vilarnau, Panagiotis Chaslaridis, EFA Secretariat


Session 1: EU policy panel discussion
Moderated by Panagiotis Chaslaridis, EFA

2014-2019: EU FIC Regulation national implementation and its limits


Brief Q&A with the audience

- Sabine Pelsser, Deputy Head of Unit at DG SANTE
- Marcia Podestá, Food Allergy Italia
- Simon Schreiber, German Permanent Representation to the EU
- Pernille Lundquist Madsen, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration
- Alexis Waravka, Hospitality Europe
- Mariane Emegenbirn, young food allergy patient


Keynote presentation: Conclusions from Rostrum paper  on food allergy in Europe identifying data gaps and emerging needs for future research and initiatives

Clare Mills, Professor at the University of  Manchester


Session 2: EU policy panel discussion
Moderated by Giuseppe de Carlo, EFA

Looking to the future: Better food labelling policies and research needs

Brief Q&A with the audience

- Dr. Helen Brough, European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology – EAACI
- René Crevel, International Life Sciences Institute – ILSI Europe
- Daniel Munblit, Imperial College London
- Angeliki Vlachou, FoodDrinkEurope
- Amena Warner, AllergyUK


 Closing remarks

MEP Sylwia Spurek (S&D, PL)

This event is supported by unrestricted grand from EFA Sustainable Corporate Partner Aimmune Therapeutics, and co-funded by EFA.  

12th December, 2019 8:30 AM through 10:00 AM
European Parliament
Rue du Wiertz 60
Members Salon (room tbc)
Brussels, 1047
Phone: +3222272720