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Karin Verzijden

Karin is an IP lawyer and licensing expert with a focus on agri-food and biotech. Karin assists plant breeders, food business operators and biotech companies bringing innovative products to the market and concluding commercial and R&D driven transactions. She thereby applies her specific legal and business expertise on clinical trials, medical foods, Novel Foods and food supplements. In this framework, Karin also advises on the use of nutrition and health claims and on advertising food products. She represents clients both in civil proceedings and before the Advertising Code Committee, a self-regulatory body competent to hear claims on food and consumer products. Karin teaches food law at Lexxion’s Spring College on EU Food Law and she reports current food law developments at the blog FoodHealthLegal.
In addition to her law degree, Karin took a Master of Arts degree in French. Karin has a broad cultural and culinary interest.

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Can unhealthy foods enter the ‘health halo’? The boundaries of health claims in the absence of nutrient profiles

To date, about 30% of pre-packed food products marketed in the EU have entered the ‘health halo’, attracting consumers by scientifically proven health benefits. The Claims Regulation provides that food products must…

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Investors meet food and agro start-ups

During the two days event in Wageningen, on 17 and 18 May this year, food start-ups will have the opportunity to give their best before an audience of seasoned investors. In the…

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A guide to the Dutch sustainable certification jungle in food

In the beginning of the new calendar year, people tend to stick to new year’s resolutions, such as eating healthier. In supermarkets and other stores choosing healthy/ sustainable products is made easy…

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