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Although nutrition labeling compliance dates have been delayed, food companies should not underestimate the time required to revise nutrition labeling.

A new definition for dietary fiber has jurisdictions talking and food companies scrambling.
Key food and beverage regulations may be affected by new administration policies.
The Role of Probiotics and Gut Microbiome on Metabolic Health: An Overview on the Clinical Science and Market Positioning of Probiotics for Weight Management and Metabolic Syndrome

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 393-396

This presentation will provide an overview of probiotics as it relates to the gut microbiome and metabolic health, and the role of gut microbiome in weight management and fat loss.  Data from a recent clinical study on products that have been shown to improve biomarkers of obesity, by creating lasting changes in the gut, will be presented.  The presentation will also address current market trends and regulations related to probiotics.
The Patent Landscape: The Gut Microbiome

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 393-396

Patent activity in the food and beverage field is booming. This team will share its view of attempts to patent in the field of the gut microbiome (i.e. food, nutrition, diet, health), and what that means for you from a business and strategy perspective. We’ll explore the state of the art of the gut microbiome through the lens of patent activity. We’ll highlight major technologies, companies, and inventors. The patent landscape process may help you to identify research and business trends, potential research partners and collaborators, acquisition targets, and competitive threats. This patent landscape may also explore the use of human gut microbiome for therapeutic application in area of gastrointestinal diseases. Microbiome-based therapeutic approaches may be reviewed, including fecal transplants and selected novel therapies.
Product Recalls: What Have We Learned and How Can We Prevent the Next One From Occurring?

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 260-262

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 48 million people in the United States become ill each year from foodborne pathogens, causing 128,000 hospitalizations and 3000 deaths. Norovirus caused the most illnesses; nontyphoidal Salmonella spp., norovirus, Campylobacter spp., and T. gondii caused the most hospitalizations; and nontyphoidal Salmonella spp. , T. gondii, L. monocytogenes, and norovirus caused the most deaths. The number of the foodborne outbreaks linked to the consumption of fresh produce and meat has also increased. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is focused on shifting the nation’s food safety system from responding to illness to preventing it. FDA has finalized seven major rules to implement FSMA and to ensure the safety of the food supply in the global supply chain. This session covers emerging pathogens in food safety, and efforts by industry and regulatory agencies to safeguard food supply to US consumers.
2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Opportunities for Customization

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 275-277

Mandated by the 2014 Farm Bill, the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) will include guidance for the first time for women who are pregnant as well as infants and toddlers from birth to 24 months. For the 2020-2025 dietary guidelines, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) have proposed a life stage approach to establish the dietary guidance, with focus on the dietary intake and nutrients of public health concern for each stage of life, namely infants and toddlers (birth to 2 years), children and adolescents (2-18 years), adults (19-64 years), pregnancy and lactation, and older adults (over 65 years in age). 
This new approach, presents opportunities for product development and personalizing nutrition based on the unique nutrition needs during various life stages. Public Law 101-445 (October 22, 1990) established the National Nutrition Monitoring Advisory Council and the reporting of Dietary Guidelines for Americans. At least every five years, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) members are charged to develop guidelines for the general public and national nutrition policy, which shall be based on the preponderance of the scientific and medical knowledge, current at the time the report is prepared. Historically, the topics and questions to be addressed by the DGAC were generated from public suggestions and guidance from either the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or USDA. As we approach the 9th edition of the DGA, unlike previous years, the topics and scientific questions were posted on the USDA website for public comment and finalized by USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
During this session, three international nutrition experts will address topics related to dietary intake and nutrient requirements for women who are pregnant or lactating, infants and toddlers, and older adults.
Food Safety and Regulation of Insect Based Food

When: Wednesday, 06/05/2019 through Wednesday, 06/05/2019, 01:15 PM - 02:45 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 271-273

Since 2011, a new insect based food industry has developed in North America and Europe. This industry is made of at least 50 companies in North America and 80 in Europe, including all aspects of the supply chain from farm to table. However, there has been very little regulatory guidance and food safety data to base it on to date. This has been a barrier to industry growth as food manufacturers and consumers often look to regulatory standards and certifications when deciding whether to incorporate new ingredients into their products/diet. As a food ingredient recently introduced to the US, insect-based foods face regulatory questions regarding the safety of farming, manufacture, and distribution to consumers. The opinions and decisions of regulators will be key to the future of food insects in the US, as will be the framework and the science on which these decisions are based. This session will address funding priorities and opportunities for the study of the safety and nutrition of insect-based foods, and feature perspectives of regulators on paths forward for safe production and consumption. Our learning objectives for this session will be: (1) understanding the current landscape and scope of the insect based food industry and its needs from regulatory and food safety perspectives, and (2) determining future directions and how industry, government, and academia can contribute to more robust regulatory and safety guidance for this new and rapidly growing industry.
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