Future of CBD in Grocery webinar: meet the panellists

first_imgLeila joined the ACI in 2020 after developing advocacy and support provisions for medical cannabis patients as the chair of a national campaign group, the United Patients Alliance, in 2019. She previously led high-profile social and political change campaigns in the UK and abroad and worked in cause-related roles in social enterprise and citizen science. Rosemary has served as a C-suite executive at several biopharma and investment companies and has led multiple successful drug development initiatives. Rosemary is a Charter Trustee at the University of Pennsylvania and Co-Chair the Leonard Davis Institute Executive Advisory Board at Wharton. Time is running short to register for The Grocer’s exclusive webinar on the future of CBD in grocery.Due to broadcast on 22 September at 11am, the webinar will pull together top experts in retail, food safety and manufacturing to discuss the opportunities, threats and challenges surrounding this complex but exciting area.It comes as the fast-growing edible CBD trend is set for a sea change – with products given until 31 March to attain novel food status or risk being pulled from retailers’ shelves. Achieving the status can be a lengthy and costly process, further complicated by the pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic.Our panel will look at how legislation is changing, which products will be affected, how brands and retailers are getting ready for next March, and what the future will look like for CBD food and drink.You’ll get a chance to submit a question to the panel when you register your interest here. So who are they?Leila Simpson, head of external affairs, Association for the Cannabinoid Industry Al Overton, buying director, Planet Organic Al qualified as a herbalist in 1999 and has been involved in natural health retail ever since. Over his 19 year career at Planet Organic he has done almost every job possible, and now as buying director looks after a dynamic and industry leading buying team.Paul Tossell, head of novel foods, Food Standards Agency Rosemary Mazanet, Chief Scientific Officer, Columbia Care Paul has been head of the FSA’s radiological, genetically modified (GM), novel foods and feed additives team since January 2019. He has overseen policy development on CBD compliance with novel food regulations. Paul has been with the FSA since its formation in 2000, having previously worked for the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF).Click or tap here to register for the webinarlast_img read more

Mourinho blames Arsenal, Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool for loss

first_imgJose Mourinho blamed Chelsea’s nearest rivals for his team’s 3-0 loss to West Brom in the Premier League on Monday.A brace from Saido Berahino and a second-half goal from Chris Brunt saw Tony Pulis’ men to their win at The Hawthorns, with Cesc Fabregas sent off in the 29th minute for Chelsea.With the title already wrapped up, Mourinho said his side were unable to play at the intensity required.The Portuguese tactician said his team could not be blamed for winning the title with matches to spare.”Football is to be played at maximum intensity and in our situation it’s not easy to do that,” Mourinho said.”I cannot say it’s a big surprise for me. I know what normally happens when a team is champion with matches in hand. “Bayern Munich lost the last three matches in the league, and when you’re champions so early it’s difficult to keep the motivation high.”When you lose that salt and pepper of the competition it’s difficult to compete at the highest level.”If I have to blame anybody, blame Man Utd, Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool for letting us win the title so early.”Chelsea are eight points clear of City (76 points) and even further clear of Arsenal (71), United (69) and Liverpool (62).–last_img read more