HABC is launching the first in a series of specialised food safety events, giving food sector professionals the tools they need to fight food fraud.
Taking up the challenges posed by the Elliott Review, Fighting Food Fraud is aimed at food safety, environmental health, trading standards professionals, practitioners and educators, and will feature some of the world’s top experts including Professor Chris Elliott himself.
Held at Doncaster Racecourse on 17 September 2015, the event will help food safety and enforcement professionals understand more about the threat food fraud poses to the UK, the recent scandals involving food supply and sourcing, and identifying emerging risks.
Key topics covered will also include:
- An overview of food fraud and The Elliott Review
- Types of food fraud and indicators for fraud
- Supply chain integrity and food authenticity
- How industry needs to protect itself and what progress has been made so far
- The role of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) Food Crime Unit, plus an update
- Penalties and consequences
- Food crime intelligence.
Delegates will also have the opportunity to discuss the new Issue 7 of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, released in January 2015 and which will commence from July 2015. This session will guide delegates through the content of the new Standard and give some guidance with regard to compliance with the new requirements.
Guest speakers confirmed for Fighting Food Fraud include:
- Professor Chris Elliott, Professor of Food Safety and Director of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast
- Andy Morling, Head of Food Crime at the FSA
- John Figgins, BRC Technical Specialist – Food.
Richard Sprenger, HABC Chairman, said, ‘Food authenticity has become under close scrutiny recently from food retailers, manufacturers and consumers. Food law enforcement must be delivered effectively so that consumers can have confidence in the food they eat. With ongoing work to identify potential food fraud this has fast become a key topic within the food safety industry’.
Delegates will also have the opportunity to discuss issues and network with the speaker panel in our Q&A session.
Lunch, refreshments and CPD certificate are all included in the price.
Attendance at this event entitles you to 6 CPD points.
Who should attend?
Anyone interested in food safety including professionals, practitioners and educators in:
- Food safety
- Environmental health
- Trading standards.
- HABC Centre: £130 + VAT
- Non-HABC Centre: £170 + VAT
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