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Virtual: Supporting Effective Implementation of UK HFSS Regulations

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

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Bringing together retailers, local authorities and health groups to support the implementation and enforcement of UK HFSS regulations

From October 2022 retailers in England will no longer be able to promote high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) foods in prominent positions in the shop, online or through multi-buy promotions. The University of Southampton invite you to this free virtual conference dealing with important issues for retailers, consumers and local authorities.

Programme Details

09.00-09.10 Welcome to the conference – Dr Christina Vogel, University of Southampton

09.10 – 09.40 Supporting the enforcement of the legislation in local authorities – David Pickering, Regulation Team Manager, Chartered Trading Standards Institute

09.40 – 10.10 Importance of the legislation – Why do we need to limit promotions of HFSS products? – Chloe Mackean, The Food Foundation

10.10 – 10.40 How can we ensure a level playing field amongst retailers? A global perspective on driving change towards healthier lives – Sharon Bligh, Director of Health and Wellness, Consumer Goods Forum

10.40 – 11.00 Morning tea

11.00 – 11.40 Keynote – Understanding in-scope categories – Andrea M Inchausti, Deputy Director, British Retail Consortium

11.40 – 12.10 New guidance to facilitate implementation within convenience stores – Ed Woodall, Government Relations Director, Association of Convenience Stores

12.10 – 12.40 Lessons learned from stakeholders: Likely impacts of the legislation on consumers, retailers and enforcers – Preeti Dhuria and Dr Sarah Muir, University of Southampton

12.40 – 13.25 Panel Discussion – Q&A session with industry and local authority representatives. Chaired by Sharon Bligh, Consumer Goods Forum

13:25 – 13:30 Close”


For more information and to register to attend, please visit the Eventbrite page by clicking here.






May 10
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
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