With the growing policy pressures to address the overconsumption of sugar, rising epidemic of obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs); the food industry has been working to deliver solutions through healthier product innovation and reformulation particularly around reducing sugar in food and beverage products. 

However, the reputation of Low/Non-Calorie Sweeteners (LNCS) has been constantly challenged with alleged associations of causing weight gain and some cancers, in spite of current scientific findings suggesting otherwise.

Join us on Thursday, 23 August 2018, where we will address the challenges of reformulating with sweeteners, the negative narrative on LNCS influenced by misinformation and how sugar reduction can be done in a meaningful way that benefits consumers; tackling the increasing burden of non-communicable diseases in Asia such as diabetes.

Below is the draft programme for the session. 


Time


Programme

9:15am


Registration

9:30am


Welcome and Introductions

Steven Bartholomeusz, Policy Director, FIA

9:40am

Understanding Low/Non- Calorie Sweeteners- An Insight to the Development of LNCS

Pharrunrat Tanaviyutpakdee, Assistant Professor
Mahidol University

10:00am

Evaluating the Safety of Low/Non- Calorie Sweeteners
Songsak Srianujata, Emeritus Advisor, Mahidol University

10:30am

Reformulating with Low/Non- Calorie Sweeteners
– Debunking the Bad Science
Steven Bartholomeusz, Policy Director
Food Industry Asia


10:45am


Coffee Break

11:00am
 
  

Regulatory Status of Low/Non- Calorie Sweeteners in Thailand
Jiraratana Tesasilp, Food and Drug Technical Officer, Senior Professional Level, Thai Food and Drug Administration

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11:20am
 
 
 
 

 
 

Panel: Addressing Barriers and Opportunities with Innovative Ingredients to Combat Public Health Challenges in Thailand

Panellists:
Anadi Nitithamyong
, President, FoSTAT (Moderator)
Chanida Pachotikarn,President, Thai Dietetic Association
Songsak Srianujata, Emeritus Advisor, Mahidol University
Onanuch Tuppasarndumrong, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, CP Foods
Akarat Suksomcheep, Federation of Thai Industries

 
12:20pm
 
 
 
 
 

Closing Remarks and Next Steps
Steven Bartholomeusz, Policy Director
Food Industry Asia


12:30pm

 
Networking Lunch

For more information, please contact Sabeera.ali@foodindustry.asia

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Closing Remarks and Next Steps
Steven Bartholomeusz, Policy Director
Food Indu

12:20pm
 
 
 
 
 

Closing Remarks and Next Steps
Steven Bartholomeusz, Policy Director
Food Industry Asia