Webinar – Brazilian legislation: General and nutrition labelling (20th Nov. 2019)

In cooperation with Arcadia International we are proud to offer a webinar on food labelling legislation in Brazil.

The webinar aims to provide an overview of the regulatory framework on food labelling of prepacked foods applicable in Brazil, covering all the general mandatory requirements, nutrition information and claims.

The present webinar will focus, among others, on the RDC No 259/2002 – Technical Regulation on Labelling of Prepacked Foodstuffs and RDC No 360/2003 – Technical Regulation on Nutrition Labelling of Prepacked foods. It will also provide some insights on ongoing policy discussions that may impact national food labelling requirements (e.g., nutrition signposting/warnings)


Duration: estimated 2 h webinar (plus Q&A time) to facilitate direct interaction between the speaker and the participants. Language: English.

Questions will be put forward in real time in the webinar’s chat and the speaker will answer during the presentation or at the end of it. If you are not too shy you will have also the opportunity to place your questions live during the Q&A time.

After the webinar you will receive the presentation, together with the recording and a set of bonus materials (e.g. guidance, legislation…).

The connection will be via UberConference. You can dial in via phone (toll free) or connect with your computer without any install or dial in. After subscription you will receive all the details to access UberConference and test in any moment the system, to avoid any last minute technical issue.

  • DATE

20th November 2019, 14 p.m. CET 


€ 200/person

To subscribe write an e-mail to foodlawlatest@gmail.com with your data (name, surname, affiliation) and invoicing data (company name, address, VAT n. / fiscal ID number for non EU countries). Upfront payment required.


The webinar will focus on the mandatory requirements, their specifications, labelling and presentation rules currently in force in Brazil, for:

  • Name of the food
  • list of ingredients
  • allergen declaration
  • gluten indication
  • net quantity
  • batch number
  • responsible food business operator
  • country origin
  • durability date
  • instructions for use
  • nutrition declaration
  • general rules governing nutrition and health claims
  • current policy discussions affecting food labelling

Francesco Montanari is a food lawyer with a PhD. EU law and almost 20 years of the experience in the food sector. He currently heads the Lisbon office of the agri-food chain consultancy Arcadia International where he is responsible for a multidisciplinary regulatory team that combines law and science. Francesco and his team provide tailored advice to private and public clients for the EU market and all Portuguese-speaking countries, including Brazil.

Copenhagen – Food Proteins Europe 2019

Dear readers,

On 17th – 18th October you will find me in Copenhagen for this really interesting sectoral meeting (Food Proteins Europe 2019), organized by CMT Events at Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers, and run in parallel with 4th Starch World Europe conference.

CMT is a company based in Singapore and with more than 35 years of experience in the sector. I have been their guests in Vienna for the 2nd Starch World Europe and I can tell you that the organization was 100% perfect and I never saw an entire sector at the same table discussing so proficiently.

Alternative proteins are experiencing significant growth with even the meat, dairy industry jumping into the bandwagon. But as companies like Tyson Food, Fonterra make investments into the alternative protein space, they recognize the reality is that overtime culinary expertise, the ability to make great-tasting food, matters more than science. Consumers are looking for ingredients with great texture and taste that meat brings, but also with no compromise.

This and may other topics will be touched during this 2 days conference.  I will have the honor to chair the afternoon session in day 1, and I will present on day 2 about “Meat Sounding and Regulatory Developments in Labeling of Plant Based Food”.

Some of the speakers/topics listed:

  • Jorgen Larsson, CEO, G. Larsson Starch Technology AB
  • Jamie Fortescue, Managing Director Starch Europe, “Challenging Times for EU Starch Producers But Opportunities in the EU Bioeconomy and Protein Plans”
  • Dirk Michael Fleck, Senior Advisor Biorefinery, Bühler AG, “How to close the protein gap by 2050 – Solutions in texturized vegetable protein (TVP), insect technology and pulses processing”
  • Petr Mensik, Manager – EU Affairs, ECCO – The European Consulting Company, “EU Novel Food Regulation in Connection with New Protein Ingredients”
  • Guillaume Daoulas, Head of Strategic Marketing, Ynsects, “Ÿnsect & insects : innovative and premium ingredients”
  • Benjamina Bollag, Co-founder and CEO, HigherSteaks, “Growing Meat Products with State-of-the-Art Cell Culture Techniques”
  • Susan L. Holdt, Secretary General, International Seaweed Association, “Extracting Proteins from Seaweed & Commercialising it for Food Applications”
  • Christian Bartsch, CEO / Founder, Essento, “Establishing insect as a food – our success in Switzerland”

You can see the full program and register at the following LINK.

Meet you in Denmark!