How To Keep Food Authentic: Navigating Alternative Proteins


During the session, our expert speakers talked through the findings of the recent Defra report "Implications of emerging novel protein sources for food authenticity and labelling". They also led discussions on the innovative developments in the alternative protein industry, potential risks, and the importance of regulatory frameworks and authenticity testing in ensuring consumer confidence and safety.

Our Speakers:

Dr Rosario RomeroScience Lead of Food Authenticity and Profiling Team, Fera Science

Dr Sophie Rollinson: Food Authenticity Programme Manager, Defra

Dr Hannah Lester: CEO, ATOVA Regulatory Consultancy

Dr Chris Bryant: Director, Bryant Research

Dr Michael Walker: Honorary Professor, Queen's University Belfast

Joe Humphreys: Business Development Manager, Fera Science





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In line with our commitment to fostering industry dialogue and driving innovation, we're delighted to introduce Fera's new 'Collaborative Insights' series. 


A Focus on Food Authenticity and Fraud of Emerging Novel Protein Sources

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A Look at the Current Regulatory Context of Novel Foods

Dr Rosario Romero, Fera Science & Dr Hannah Lester, Atova Regulatory Consulting


What's in a Name?

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Analytical Capabilities and Areas for Future Development

Dr Rosario Romero, Fera Science & Dr Michael Walker, Queen's University Belfast

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View our previous webinar from April 2023

Keeping ahead of the Game - alternative proteins: food safety in a regulatory landscape

This session brought together some of the alternative protein sector’s experts to discuss how they are shaping the future of food.
We discussed topics surrounding:

Current global and UK regulatory landscape
The potential food safety risks of alternative proteins
The challenges faced by UK companies with new foundational technology
How cultivated meat starts with cells

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Embark on your protein innovation journey with confidence. Connect with Fera today and let us safeguard the future of your novel foods.