Plans for annual food safety conference well under way

The CIEH is busy organising the Annual Food Safety Conference and this year’s event is set to be the best one yet. 

fsc2016Now in its seventh year, the food safety conference is the landmark event for food safety professionals and is one of the most popular in the CIEH’s calendar.

The conference is taking place on Wednesday 22 June at etc.venues in London and will bring together leading experts and food professionals from across the country to learn about the latest innovations in food safety practice.

It’s going to be a bumper programme this year and topics up for discussion include effective governance of private assurance schemes, smart outbreak investigation, emerging technologies for food diagnostics and the FSA’s food control plans.

One of the key note speakers is Dr Lisa Ackerley, who will be representing the British Hospitality Association (BHA) but is also a Non-Executive Director of the CIEH Ltd Board.

At the event, Dr Ackerley will be giving delegates an exclusive preview of the BHA’s upcoming guide to good hygiene practice, which will be published in July.

Alice Biggins, FSA’s Head of Regulatory and International Unit, will also be there on the day talking about the FSA’s new strategy that will better recognise activities that reduce risk and focus interventions based on effective intelligence.

And Dr Dan Rigby, Professor of Environmental Economics from the University of Manchester, will lead a discussion around studies into knowledge and behaviours when it comes to food getting “pinker” and how that relates to improved food safety.

Other speakers confirmed for this year’s conference include:

  • Dr Marie Anne Chattaway, Gastrointestinal Clinical Scientific Lead, PHE
  • Paul Morris, Owner, Addmaster
  • Julien Etienne, Senior Consultant, ICF International
  • David Clarke, Chief Executive, Red Tractor

This event is accredited with 5 hours CIEH CPD and is suitable for EHPs, Public Health Microbiologists, Strategic Risk Managers, Food Safety consultants and professionals and Public Health professionals.

Jenny Morris, Principal Policy Officer for the CIEH, said: “The Food Safety Conference is a fantastic event for food professionals working across the supply chain. It provides delegates the opportunity to engage with experts and decision-makers from across the sector, whilst sharing knowledge and best practice with peers.

“Last year’s conference was sold out, so book your place now to avoid disappointment.”

For more information and to book your tickets click here.

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