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Karin Verzijden

Karin is a life sciences lawyer with a focus on functional foods & feed and pharmaceuticals. Her core expertise is to assist companies regarding the market introduction of innovations in this field. This includes the qualification of new ingredients and advising on the appropriate regulatory pathway belonging thereto, such as for Novel Foods, GMOs and the like. Karin is familiar with the authorities supervising these types of products and assists in enforcement actions when needed. Karin furthermore drafts and negotiates a variety of commercial contracts in her field of expertise and she reports current EU food legal and regulatory developments at www.foodhealthlegal.eu.


• Food, feed and pharma law
• Regulatory advice / commercial contracts / due diligence in these areas of law
• Litigation involving regulators in enforcement issues and competitors in civil proceedings before the Dutch Courts

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Karin enjoys tennis for its mix of strategic, technical and social elements. Outside the court, she feeds her creativity with cultural and culinary activities. In addition to her legal training, Karin took an arts degree in French, enabling her to communicate in another lingua franca.

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Impossible and Incredible And Yet Really Happened

What can we learn from the Impossible vs. Incredible case in the Netherlands? At the end May this year, the Court of The Hague rendered a remarkable judgment: at the request of Impossible Foods, Nestlé was banned from launching its INCREDIBLE BURGER in the EU. How is this possible? Impossible Foods is not even on […]


Labeling and Advertising of Alternative Protein

Sneak peek of Vitafoods Protein Summit Consumers nowadays tend to include more and more plant-based products into their diet. For instance, a study ordered by DuPont Nutrition established double digits of growth for non-dairy ice-cream, dairy and cheese during the year preceding June 2018.  More recently, NPR published an overview demonstrating which products were most […]


Trends from Silicon Valley for meat alternatives

What does the future of our meat look like? This topic was the subject of the Annual Conference of the Good Food Institute (GFI), which took place in San Francisco last month. GFI is an American non-profit organization that works with entrepreneurs, scientists and investors to make groundbreaking good food a reality. GFI focuses on […]

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