HFMA awaits EU health claims verdict after court hearing

23-Oct-2014 - for industry.” Regulatory maelstrom At the time the action was mounted, Sebastián Romero Melchor, partner in the Brussels office of K&L Gates LLP, observed the success of the NPN-HFMA...

 

GUEST ARTICLE

EU Food Information to Consumers (FIC) law changes: Impact on food supplement players

29-Jul-2014 - Izabela Tańska and Sebastián Romero Melchor ... and Sebastián Romero Melchor are partners at the K&L Gates legal firm in Brussels, Belgium.

 

NHCR ENFORCEMENT

Ribena claim ban leaves ‘little margin for flexibility’: Legal expert

13-May-2014 - the meaning of the authorised claims, and therefore breached its code. “little margin for flexibility” Sebastián Romero Melchor, partner at K&L Gates’ Brussels office and...

 

One man’s hangover is another man’s health claim obstacle

06-Nov-2013 - ” Sebastián Romero Melchor, a partner at the Brussels office of K&L Gates and an expert in food and nutrition law issues in the EU, told NutraIngredients that while the EU nutrition an...

 

Lawyers ponder future of botanicals in EU

16-Apr-2013 - , analyze & realize; Emmanuel Saurat from Sidley Austin in Belgium; Sebastian Romero Melchor from K&L Gates also in Belgium and author Bert Schwitters. Further information can be found here.

 

PROBIOTECH AND MICROBIOTA 2013

Law veteran on EU health claim laws: “There is something quite wrong here.”

07-Feb-2013 - in a provocative presentation and panel discussion where he told probiotic firms not to give up on ‘contains probiotic’ claims. He agreed with his fellow Brussels-based EU law expert, Seb...

 

LIVE FROM PROBIOTECH AND MICROBIOTA 2013

Ciao ciao? Italy’s rogue probiotic health claim stance may have limited shelf life

06-Feb-2013 - Italy is in fact permitting one single claim around the idea of ‘gut flora balance’ as condition of use information rather than a health claim, but Sebastian Romero Melchor from K&L Ga...

 

EU food law expert: “In reality mutual recognition does not work effectively”

23-Jan-2013 - ,” reflected Sebastian Romero Melchor, partner at K&L Gates and chairman of the EU Regulation for Food Supplements 2013 event. Three delegates from the health and food ministries of the thr...

 

BRUSSELS CONFERENCE BLOG

Botanical sabbaticals, special cases, and the EU's legal Eldorado

23-Jan-2013 - of that criteria, and the innovation-promoting efficiency of the system. As event chair Sebastian Romero Melchor, from K&L Gates observed: “The Belgian system is the marquee system in the E...

 

Sweden: Ban rejected NHCR nutrients in supplements?; Legal experts: Don’t be silly

22-Jan-2013 - ,” said the European Responsible Nutrition Alliance (ERNA) secretary general, Patrick Coppens. Event chair Sebastion Romero Melchor, from K&L Gates, agreed, noting the position confused req...