Regulatory Foundations for Functional Foods
The retail landscape is saturated with innovation, new ingredients, and new product formats to meet the expectation among consumers that food should be functional. While you feel versed in reading nutrition facts, how well do you understand the regulatory steps a product must take to arrive on the store shelf? Join regulatory consultants Sovanny Harnett, RDN, LDN and Becki Holmes, MS, RDN, LDN to explore the regulatory oversight of functional foods and how you as retail dietitians can better understand the landscape to offer the best advice to your shoppers.
- Sovanny Hartnett RDN, LDN serves as a Regulatory Associate at Foodwit. In her role, she advises innovative CPG and e-commerce food and beverage companies. Previously Sovanny has worked for Wegmans Food Markets and LifeSpice Ingredients, a B2B ingredient manufacturer. Sovanny's appetite for supporting the growth of the food and beverage industry was fed by her 11-year career at Wegmans.
- Becki Holmes, MS, RD, LD is the Founder of Foodwit – a scientific and regulatory consulting firm. Becki is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has served in a variety of elected and appointed positions at the national level. Becki has also served on several advisory boards including the Oregon State University Food Innovation Center as well as venture-backed food and technology startups.