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SNE MNI Webinar


Ensure an appropriate EU legislative framework for FSMPs

Call for national actions for a strong industry voice in the EU


  • Learn how FSMPs are regulated in the European Union
  • Understand how you can impact the regulatory discussions in your country
  • Share best practices and strategies with other countries


  • Introduction to the Foods for Specific Groups (FSG) Regulation
    Estrella Bengio - SNE Board member & Chair of MNI EU FSMP WG
  • Guiding authorities in the FSG regulation implementation
    Cathy Bushell - Chair of SNE EU FSMP WG
  • Educating national authorities: case study from France
    Valérie Carot & Elodie Sebag - members of the SFNS
  • Q&A
    moderated by Rolf Smeets - Member of the MNI EU FSMP WG



Estrella Bengio


Estrella Bengio has a Degree in Pharmacy and a Master in Nutrition. She has been working in Abbott 30 years in the Regulatory Affairs Department handling Nutritional products for infants and adults, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices.

Estrella is Member of SNE, Specialized Nutrition Europe, Operational Board representing Medical Nutrition and she is a very active member of the Medical Nutrition International Industry working on the Food for Special Medical Purposes regulatory framework.

Cathy Bushell


Cathy Bushell has a Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She has worked as a clinical Dietitian prior to moving to the Medical Nutrition industry where she has worked for 20 years both within Research and Development and Regulatory Affairs within the Food for Special Medical Purposes category.

Cathy is the current Chair of the SNE working group for FSMP at Specialized Nutrition Europe (SNE) and, as part of that role, collaborates very closely with the Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI) group on the Food for Special Medical Purposes regulatory framework.

Valérie Carot


Valerie started her carrier in a medical devices company working on clinical studies, CE marking of implants and quality after a PhD in biology. Since then she has worked with Nutricia on quality and regulation of Food Supplements, Infant Nutrition, medical device and FSMPs. She is now Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager and pilots the Clinical Nutrition Regulatory working group of SFNS.

Elodie Sebag


Elodie holds a master's degree in economic law. After 2 years in the food industry as regulatory affairs manager, Elodie has integrated the French federation for specialised nutrition in 2005, where she now holds the position of Director of Legal and Economic Affairs.Secretary General of clinical nutrition sector since February 2013, she coordinates the actions decided by companies and represents them with public authorities.

Rolf Smeets


Member of the MNI EU FSMP WG. Rolf Smeets is Chief Medical Officer at Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition. He holds a PhD in Medical Sciences and did a MBA at the University of Groningen. After a carreer in R&D working on Medical nutrition, Infant nutrition, Supplements and Functional foods, he is now responsible for Medical Affairs, Public affairs, Regulatory affairs and Market access.


MNI Members
  • Abbott
  • Baxter
  • Braun
  • Fresenius Kabi
  • Nestlé HEalth Science
  • Nutricia
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