Course overview

Getting your Food Product to Market: How to successfully navigate the regulatory, compliance and quality assurance journey

This short course will provide a comprehensive understanding on how to incorporate relevant regulatory requirements into your food product design, development and overall operations to avoid costly delays and barriers in getting your product to market and implementing change including Brexit.

The two day workshop programme will examine the food product development journey and the impact of the various Brexit options through the lens of legal and technical regulatory compliance, with practical case studies, prompts and checklists to highlight the pitfalls and potential barriers to a smooth route to market and successful trade.

This interactive course is a must-do whether you are new to the food industry or want to access a unique continuous professional development opportunity. It would be relevant for anyone involved in the innovation of food products, packaging and process technology, and in food chain operations – including marketing, quality, regulatory, product development, supply chain management, manufacturing and engineering. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • Understand the regulatory landscape governing food products, specifically for the UK, the EU and the potential Brexit options (single market, customs union, free trade) 
  • Understand the importance of early integration of regulatory thinking into product design in order to achieve success
  • Understand the practical importance and impact of Brexit and regulatory requirements.
  • Understand the questions that need to be asked to smoothly and effectively bring a food product to market, make changes to an existing food product, export to new markets and deal with Brexit changes.


Additional Course Information

Areas covered will include:

  • Overview of the food regulatory landscape and the areas of product development, marketing and business growth that are affected
  • How regulatory requirements and change, particularly potential Brexit options,  can affect successful route to market and on-going trade
  • Integrating regulatory requirements into your thinking
  • Designing a food product: product composition, food contact materials, sourcing and labelling/claims
  • Integrating compliance into overall product design
  • Marketing your product
  • Planning for issues: withdrawal and recall, dealing with regulators, insurance and civil liability
  • Change and redesign - impact on compliance, including potential Brexit options
  • Sourcing, imports and exports – the impact of Brexit and the international trade content

    Key facts

    Course Dates
    2 days
    Fee info
    An early bird booking fee of £775 applies before 5pm March 1st.
    IFST Membership
    Your course enrolment also entitles you to one year of free membership to the IFST (Institute of Food, Science and Technology).
    Course Provider
    University of Nottingham
    Course Arrangements
    Full joining instructions will be confirmed by the course provider.
    Course Location
    University of Nottingham
    AFTP Cohort
    Course Logistics
    Course fees include lunch, refreshments each day and dinner on April 16th.
    My AFTP training course has given me greater confidence day-to-day and more insight into the impact of new techniques and technologies.
    Andy Russell - Fresh Produce Technologist, Bakkavor

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