May 19, 2009, 10:59 am

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has appointed Melanie Ruffell to the post of Nutrition Manager.

Melanie joins FDF after an extensive career in dealing with health claims and nutrition issues. She was Executive Director of the Joint Health Claims Initiative (JHCI) and has worked as an independent consultant advising and training interested parties on the new EC Regulation on Nutrition and Health Claims, with a particular focus on the practical application of this legislation and its scientific evidence requirements.

At The FDF Melanie will be responsible for scientific, technological and regulatory developments related to nutrition policies, diet and public health. In particular, she will lead on saturated fat and energy; GDA labelling; nutrition and health claims; nutrient profiling; obesity; and the addition of nutrients.

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is the voice of the food and drink manufacturing industry – the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. For more information about FDF and the industry click here.


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