With the growing policy pressures including the introduction of a sugar tax to address the rising obesity epidemic and non-communicable diseases (NCDs); the food industry has been working to deliver solutions through product innovation and reformulation to nudge healthier behaviours by improving the nutritional quality of its food products.

However, as innovation and reformulation efforts are carried out by individual companies behind closed doors albeit being continuous and widespread; FIA with the support of IGD sought to understand the reformulation landscape in Thailand. 

This session will share the findings of the research on consumer attitudes towards healthier product reformulation, industry’s progress, priorities and the challenges companies encounter in the process.

Below is the draft programme for the session.





Registration & Refreshments


Welcome & Introductions


Launch of Healthier Product Reformulation Report in Thailand
Steven Bartholomeusz, Policy Director, Food Industry Asia (FIA)


Coffee Break


Panel Session
Are Hard Policies the Way Forward to Stimulate Healthier Product Innovation?
Kanokthip Prinyarnussorn, Nutrition, Health & Wellness Group Manager, Nestlé Thailand
Visith Chavasit, Professor, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University

Onanuch Tuppasarndumrong, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, CP Foods

Steven Bartholomeusz, Policy Director, Food Industry Asia (Moderator)


Closing Remarks

For more information, please email events@foodindustry.asia.


Kanokthip Prinyarnussorn
Health & Wellness Group Manager

Kanokthip is the Nutrition, Health & Wellness Group Manager in Nestlé currently. She was part of the Healthy Thai Kids Program to support teachers with nutrition edutaining tools for kids. Kanokthip was also part of the Nestlé Rural Community Roadshow since 2008 to provide nutrition & health edutaining activities for people in the rural areas.

She has received numeral awards in 2016, such as the Youtube Ads Leaderboard and Catholic Media Award.

Prior to this, she was in The Shell Company of Thailand Limited where she took up the different roles such as Retail Network Strategic Planning Assistant Manager, Cluster Brand & Communications Manager for Thailand and Indo China. 

Onanuch Tuppasarndumrong
Vice President
Regulatory Affairs
CP Foods

Onanuch Tuppasarndumrong has over 20 years of experience in Regulatory Affairs in both multinational and local companies such as FrieslandCampina, Mead Johnson, Unilever and CPF.

She is very familiar with regulations relevant to food product categories such as Dairy , Ice cream, Infant Formula, Savoury , Seasoning , Beverages ,Food Supplement Meat products and Ready meals. Onanuch is also well versed on other food regulations such as Food Additives, Food Labelling, Nutrition Labelling, Advertising (and claims).

As a representative of the Federation of Thai Industry, she works closely with the Thai FDA on the drafting of new regulations.



Steven Bartholomeusz
Policy Director 
Food Industry Asia (FIA)

Steven is an experienced corporate affairs professional with over 18 years local, international and regional experience. He leads all policy and advocacy efforts related to FIA’s strategic pillars that includes health and nutrition. 

As part of informing regional food policy, Steven leads FIA’s advocacy efforts to drive the association’s issues and stakeholder management strategy and has successfully implemented a robust management process that sees regular issues scanning and the development of issue and position papers to present the food industry’s position on developments such as obesity and non-communicable disease, sugar tax, marketing to children and nutrition labelling. 

He is an experienced writer who has contributed thought leadership to the food industry’s position on issues such as sugar tax, labelling and public-private partnerships to drive better nutrition, in the local and regional media.