Kathy Musa-Veloso

March 24, 2014
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2014 Protein Trends & Technology Seminar

Presentation: Communicating with Consumers: Regulations on Protein Claims and Ingredients

SpeakerKathy Musa-Veloso, Ph.D., Director, Health Claims and Clinical Trials, Food and Nutrition Group, Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy (1)

Kathy assists both domestic and international clients with the preparation of scientific and regulatory strategies for marketing their foods and dietary supplements with health claims.

Kathy joined Cantox in 2003; since then, she has developed a strong team of scientists, skilled in the conduct of systematic evidence-based reviews. The objective of these assessments is to determine, for clients in the food and supplement sectors, whether the efficacy of a food/ingredient can be scientifically substantiated. She also assists clients with the development, placement, and management of clinical studies in which the efficacy of a food or supplement is intended to be evaluated.

A recognized expert in the area of health claims and clinical trials, Kathy has been invited as a guest speaker to discuss pressing scientific and regulatory issues at various conferences, internationally. With her strong food and nutrition background, Kathy has also authored several publications.

Having completed a combined Honours B.Sc. degree in Kinesiology and Health Science at York University, Dr. Musa-Veloso went on to receive her M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto.

2014 Protein Trends & Technology Seminar Presentation Description:
Communicating with Consumers: Regulations on Protein Claims and Ingredients

Regulations are central to product formulation efforts. They determine the ingredients (e.g., conventional or innovative) that can be used, the levels at which the ingredients may be used, and the claims that can be conveyed on product labels. This presentation provides a review of the U.S. regulations on nutrition and health claims related to protein and the approval process for the use of novel protein sources. The discussion is then expanded to look at the regulatory requirements related to protein claims in other regions, with a primary focus on Canada and Mexico. By gaining insights into the current environment for protein claims in the U.S. and its largest trading partners, formulators can better evaluate ingredient options for product success.

(1) Cantox Health Sciences Inc., the leading international scientific and regulatory consulting firm established in 1985, was acquired by Intertek Group plc in April 2010 and continues as a wholly owned subsidiary operating as ‘Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy’