2017 Food Safety Conference

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29 June - London  

Early Bird Price - Save over £50 (extended until 25 May)
Member: £133 | Affiliate member: £233 | Non member: £233
 

Standard Price
Member: £184 | Affiliate member: £284 | Non member: £284
 

CPD: 4 Hours 30 

The CIEH presents the 8th Annual Food Safety Conference, providing a valuable opportunity to hear from and engage with industry experts on the latest innovations in food safety practice. Delegates will have the opportunity to pick which of the two out of five interactive Workshops they would like to attend on the day.

Why should you attend:

  • Opportunity to meet and network with various leaders in Food Safety and share knowledge
  • Benefit from thought-provoking presentations and panel discussions
  • Discuss the changing landscape in light of Brexit
  • Undertake interactive workshops on food regulation, imported food and other significant areas within food safety

Who should attend:

  • Environmental Health Practitioners
  • Food Safety Consultants
  • Food Safety Professionals
  • Public Health Professionals
 “One of the best food events I have attended for a long time.” 
      - 2016 Food Safety Conference delegate 

▼ Programme 

09:15   Registration

Delegates will have the opportunity to choose which two workshops they would like to attend on the day, out of the five interactive workshops running alongside each other.
     
09.45   Welcome and Introduction
Chair: The Baroness Jones of Whitchurch, Shadow Spokesperson - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
     
10:00   The Challenges of Food Security and Sustainability post Brexit
Speaker: The Baroness Jones of Whitchurch, Shadow Spokesperson - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
     
10:15   TBC
Speaker: Sue Davies, Strategic Policy Adviser, Which?
     
10:30   Regulating our Future
Speaker: Michael Jackson, Senior Business User, Food Standard Authority
     
10.45   Questions, Panel and Open Discussion
     
11:15   Refreshments and exhibitions
     
11.45   Workshops
  • Regulating our Future: Transforming the way we regulate food safety
    Speaker: Michael Jackson, Senior Business User, Regulating our Future, Food Standards Agency
  • Working together for sustainable food
    Speaker: Eleanor Morris, Programme Area Manager, Hospitality and Food Service and Katharine Fox, Project Manager, WRAP
  • Imported Food & Food Safety Controls - Brexit, Threat or Opportunity?
    Speaker: Martin Walker, Port Health Officer
  • Current issues and future trends in microbiological food safety
    Speaker: Roy Betts, Head of Microbiology, Camden BRI Group
  • Discussing Significant Changes in Primary Authority
    Speaker: Paul Hobbs, Principal Environmental Health Officer, Horsham District Council
 
12:45   Lunch
     
13:35   Welcome Back
Chair: Anne Godfrey
     
13:50   Obesity Agenda
Speaker: Shirley Cramer, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Public Health
     
14.10   Wild Side of food
Speaker: Miranda Steward, Associate Consultant, Abacus Management and Training Consultancy Ltd.
     
14.25   Allergens
Speaker: Julie Barnett, Professor of Health Psychology, University of Bath
     
14:45   Questions, Panel and Open Discussion
     
15:00   Refreshments and exhibition
     
15:30   Workshops
  • Regulating our Future: Transforming the way we regulate food safety
    Speaker: Michael Jackson, Senior Business User, Regulating our Future, Food Standards Agency
  • Working together for sustainable food
    Speaker: Eleanor Morris, Programme Area Manager, Hospitality and Food Service and Katharine Fox, Project Manager, WRAP
  • Imported Food & Food Safety Controls - Brexit, Threat or Opportunity?
    Speaker: Martin Walker, Port Health Officer
  • Current issues and future trends in microbiological food safety
    Speaker: Roy Betts, Head of Microbiology, Camden BRI Group
  • Discussing Significant Changes in Primary Authority
    Speaker: Paul Hobbs, Principal Environmental Health Officer, Horsham District Council
 
16.30   Collect 4 hours and 30 minutes of CPD and depart
 
▼ Speakers 
 

Martin Walker
Port Health Officer, Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority
 

Martin WalkerMartin has worked for Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority, based at Felixstowe Port, Suffolk, for over 12 years. He specialises in Imported Food Controls for Fishery Products and Food and Feed of Non Animal Origin (NAO). As part of these checks, he has assisted with UK training on behalf of the Food Standards Agency for the EU TRACES system and has also assisted a working group for the European Food Safety Authority on NAO Foods for their DEMOS traceability project.

In addition to these main roles, Martin carries out vessel inspections under the International Health Regulations 2005 for the issuance of Ship Sanitation Certificates. This has seen him work with the World Health Organization and the EU SHIPSAN ACT project helping to deliver training courses for Port Health Officers around the world.

Please note that views expressed will be from a personal perspective and will not necessarily match those from Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority.

Eleanor Morris
Programme Area Manager, Hospitality and Food Service, WRAP
 

Eleanor MorrisEleanor is responsible for delivering WRAP’s hospitality UK outreach programme for the Courtauld Commitment 2025, encouraging the take up of the guidance and good practice developed both the Courtauld and the successful Hospitality & Food Service Agreement, which delivered an 11% reduction in food waste against a 5% target.

The Courtauld outreach programme is focusing on driving the uptake of tracking food loss to reduce the amount of waste in the Hospitality and Food Service sector.  This is dovetailed with the London based TriFOCAL project; working together to continue to change behaviours and reduce the environmental impact of food.

In addition, Eleanor contributes her extensive technical knowledge to the development and delivery of international projects including waste analysis and strategic recommendations.

 

Katharine Fox
Programme Area Manager, Hospitality and Food Service, WRAP
 

Katharine FoxKatharine is an experienced Project Manager and is currently responsible for managing TRiFOCAL, a LIFE funded project for which WRAP is the coordinating beneficiary. Aside from coordinating work between the 3 project partners, a key focus of her role is to engage with businesses and the project’s EU stakeholders which currently involves cities and research agencies from 7 EU countries.

Katharine has been with WRAP since June 2016 and brings to WRAP her knowledge of implementing and managing Horizon 2020, IEE and ERDF funded projects in her previous employment, which includes the European Commission.

Katharine has a degree in Geography from the University of St Andrews, and has 10 years’ experience of managing projects and programmes in the public and not-for-profit sectors.

Michael Jackson
Regulating our Future Programme Manager, Food Standards Agency
 

Since joining the team at the FSA in NI in 2002, Michael has been responsible for developing a wide range of legislation and policy in relation to food safety and food standards and in his most recent post had responsibility for oversight of delivery of food official controls delivered by district councils in NI. Michael has been involved with development of the UK’s Food Hygiene Rating Scheme since 2009 and over the past 3 years led a project to make display of ratings at food establishments a statutory requirement in Northern Ireland. This project was successfully completed with the provisions of The Food Hygiene Rating Act (NI) 2016 coming into force in October 2016.In his role as Head of Local Authority Policy and Delivery within the FSA’s Northern Ireland office Michael has worked closely with the new district councils in Northern Ireland, created in April 2015 following a programme of Local Government Reform, to build new arrangements for co-ordination and liaison and to develop an outcomes framework for the food service in Northern Ireland.

In November 2016 Michael moved on secondment from the FSA in Northern Ireland to work full time on the FSA’s Regulating our Future Programme, within which he is deputy to the Senior Responsible Officer, Nina Purcell. Within the programme Michael is leading the team developing the new Target Operating Model and is Chair of the Professions Expert Advisory Group.

He obtained an Honours Degree in Environmental Health from the University of Ulster in 1985 and has worked for over thirty years in the public sector, predominantly in the area of food safety. Prior to joining the Food Standards Agency he worked in Belfast City Council where he managed the Food Safety Team.

Michael is also Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

Paul Hobbs
Principal Environmental Health Officer, Horsham District Council
 

Paul HobbsPaul Hobbs is a Principal Environmental Health Officer at Horsham District Council where he manages the Councils Food Safety Team. He started his career as a butcher before attending Smithfield College in London and graduated as a Meat Inspector. He joined Horsham in 1989 and later trained to be an Environmental Health Officer qualifying in 2000. In 2004 Paul won the Morley Parry Environmental Health Officer of the Year Award. This is the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health's own national award for excellence.

Shirley Cramer
CBE, Chief Executive, Royal Society for Public Health
 

Shirley_Cramer Shirley Cramer has been the CEO of the RSPH, a multi -disciplinary public health organization since 2013. RSPH works across the UK and internationally to improve and protect the public’s health and wellbeing.

She chairs ‘People in UK Public Health’, a cross government committee which advises on the future of the workforce for the public’s health and she is Vice Chair of the Public Health System Group in England. Prior to this she has been a CEO in education charities in both the USA and UK and a non – executive in the public and voluntary sectors.



 

Sue Davies
Strategic Policy Adviser at Which?
 

Sue Davies, Strategic Policy Adviser at Which? is leading Which?'s policy work on Brexit. She is also responsible for food policy at Which? and has represented consumer interests on a range of national and international committees. She was the Chair of the European Food Safety Authority from 2012-2016. She has been awarded an MBE in recognition of her work on food safety.

Miranda Steward
Associate Consultant, Abacus Management and Training Consultancy Ltd.
 

Miranda has over 40 years local government experience, finishing as a joint Chief Executive. Her last local authority was short listed for the Most Improved Council of the Year. As a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner she has worked as a regulator specialising in Food Safety and Health and Safety, and managed a high performing Commercial section in a busy London Borough. She has investigated a number of high profile food poisoning outbreaks attracting national and international media interest as well as serious and fatal accidents; appearing as an expert witness.

She currently work in both the public and private sectors. Specialised in the catering, hospitality and leisure industries and having worked for a number of local authorities and the CIEH. She is an Associate Principal Consultant for Food Alert and provides consultancy services on a freelance basis to a range of clients advising on potential prosecutions and other enforcement actions in the food safety and safety arena. She enjoys working on challenging and unusual projects which are out of the norm.

She has developed and delivered a range of food safety and health and safety workshops including as a National Trainer for the CIEH and Food Standards Agency. Miranda has also written, published and presented a number of papers. Most recently co-authored a safety chapter for a book published by the Law Society.

Michael Jackson
Senior Business User, Food Standards Agency 
 

 
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