Ms. Merten-Lentz assists clients throughout the food chain with issues ranging from marketing (food labeling, health and nutrition claims, organic labels etc.) to innovation (nanomaterials, genetically modified organisms, novel foods). She also helps clients in the food and feed area obtaining European authorization for new additives, enzymes and novel foods.
Based on her expertise Ms. Merten-Lentz works on a regular basis with academic institutions, European and national professional bodies, and commercial organizations. She often represents clients before national and EU courts and helps them managing food crisis (recall/withdrawal of products, risk assessment).
Ms. Merten-Lentz is a frequent speaker at international conferences, seminars and workshops on food/feed law, and regularly contributes to food/feed publications. She is one of only four Chambers and Partners ranked attorneys in the category of Regulatory: Agro/Food--Europe-Wide, and she is also recognized by The Legal 500 in both Belgium and France as a Leading Individual in the category of EU Regulatory: Food. Ms. Merten-Lentz has degrees in EU competition law and corporate/business law, and speaks fluent French and English.
•Apr 24, 2018 Streamlined regulation paves way for wave of exotic foods in Europe
•Apr 17, 2018 International food safety leaders and experts on contaminants and toxins made significant progress in adopting and advancing most of the provisions that were discussed at the last meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Contaminants
•Mar 20, 2018 How the revised novel food regulation serves innovation
•Mar 16, 2018 Forthcoming 50th session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives (23-30 March 2018, Xiamen, People's Republic of China)
•Mar 16, 2018 Forthcoming 12th session of the Codex alimentarius Committee on Contaminants and Toxins in Food (12-16 March 2018, Utrecht, The Netherlands)
•Mar 15, 2018 Outcome of the last Codex alimentarius Committee setting standards in Nutrition and Food for Special Dietary Uses, including baby foods (5-9 Decembe 2017; Berlin, Germany)
•Mar 09, 2018 Novel food rules in Europe: Fresh clarity supports innovation
•Oct 25, 2017 Practical Food Law Seminar - Brussels, Belgium
•Sep 27, 2016 Webinar: Brexit from a Food Business Perspective: The Potential Impact on EU Food Law and the Future Relationship Between the EU and the UK
•Oct 14, 2015 Training sessions in our Keller and Heckman Paris office
•May 17, 2018 Katia Merten-Lentz Will Present The Interplay Between EU Agricultural Policy and Food Law - Focus on the New Regulation on Organic Production
•May 15, 2018 Katia Merten-Lentz Will Present Trust and Transparency in Prenatal Nutrition
•Apr 27, 2018 Katia Merten-Lentz Will Present Nutritional and Health Claims
•Apr 20, 2018 Keller and Heckman's EU Offices Advance to the Top Tier in Chambers' Rankings
•Apr 17, 2018 Katia Merten-Lentz Will Present Overview: Food Law in the US
•Apr 11, 2018 Katia Merten-Lentz Will Attend Vitagora Seminar
•Apr 05, 2018 Katia Merten-Lentz Interviewed on Belgian International Radio and Television Channel RTBF
•American Bar Association
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