2017 Food Safety Conference

Food Safety Conference 2017Booking Now Closed 

29 June - London - 15Hatfields  

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
     
09:50   The Challenges of Food Security and Sustainability Post Brexit
Speaker: The Baroness Jones of Whitchurch, Shadow Spokesperson - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
     
10:05   Risks and Opportunities Post - Brexit
Speaker: Sue Davies, Strategic Policy Adviser, Which?
     
10:20   Regulating our Future: Developing a World Class Delivery Model
Speaker: Michael Jackson, Senior Business User, Food Standard Authority
     
10.35   Questions, Panel and Open Discussion
     
11:00   Refreshments and Exhibitions
     
11.30   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 Controls at the Borders - the Opportunities for the Future?
    Speaker: Martin Walker, Port Health Officer
  • Current Issues and Future Trends in Microbiological Food Safety
    Speaker: Roy Betts, Head of Microbiology, Camden BRI Group
  • Food Safety in Local Government – Time to Earn our Keep?
    Speaker: Paul Hobbs, Principal Environmental Health Officer, Horsham District Council
 
12:30   Lunch
     
13:30   Welcome Back
Chair: Anne Godfrey
     
13:45   Obesity Agenda
Speaker: Shirley Cramer, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Public Health
     
14.05   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 Controls at the borders- the Opportunities for the Future?
    Speaker: Martin Walker, Port Health Officer
  • Current Issues and Future Trends in Microbiological Food Safety
    Speaker: Roy Betts, Head of Microbiology, Camden BRI Group
  • Food Safety in Local Government – Time to Earn our Keep?
    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 for over 12 years. He specialises in Imported Food Controls for Fishery Products and Food and Feed of Non Animal Origin (NAO). 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.

Martin also carries out vessel inspections under the International Health Regulations 2005 for the issuance of Ship Sanitation Certificates. This has seen him work with WHO 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.

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. She encourages take up of the guidance and good practice developed both within 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 focuses on increasing 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. A key focus of her role is to engage with businesses and the project’s EU stakeholders, which currently involve cities and research agencies from 7 EU countries.

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

 Michael Jackson
Regulating our Future Programme Manager, Food Standards Agency
 

Since joining the team at FSA NI in 2002, Michael has been responsible for developing a wide range of legislation and policy in relation to food safety and food standards. In his most recent post, Michael had responsibility for the delivery of official food controls delivered by district councils. In November 2016 Michael moved on secondment from the FSA in NI to work full time on the FSA’s Regulating our Future Programme, within which he is deputy to the Senior Responsible Officer. Within the programme Michael is leading the team developing the new Target Operating Model and is Chair of the Professions Expert Advisory Group. Prior to joining the FSA he worked in Belfast City Council. 

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.





Maggie Jones
The Baroness Jones of Whitchurch, Shadow Spokesperson - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Standards Agency
 

Maggie Jones, Baroness Jones of Whitchurch, is the Shadow Opposition Minister for Defra in the Lords. She is also on the Development Board of ClientEarth and was previously a Board member of WRAP and the School Food Trust. She has a long history of campaigning on environmental issues as well as being on the Board of various Housing Organisations including Circle Housing, Shelter and the Empty Homes Agency. She was previously a senior official with the trade union, UNISON.




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.







Julie Barnett
Professor in Health Psychology,University of Bath
 

Julie Barnett is a Professor in Health Psychology at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom. She is a social psychologist with particular interest and expertise around food allergy and intolerance, risk perception and communication, health technology, social media and policy development. Her current work explores the information requirements of those with food allergy and intolerance when eating out, the use of ‘big data’ in policy making, and the role of empathy and trust in online settings. Prof Barnett is a co-founder of Vizzata and myPace.





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

Miranda has over 40 years local government experience, and as a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner, has worked as a regulator specialising in Food Safety and Health & Safety. She has investigated a number of high profile food-poisoning cases, and appeared as an expert witness where they have been serious and fatal accidents. 

Miranda works in both the public and private sectors, specialising in the catering, hospitality and leisure industries. She is an Associate Principal Consultant for Food Alert and provides consultancy services on a freelance basis to a range of clients. As well as developing and delivering a range of Food Safety and Health & Safety workshops, including for the CIEH and FSA, Miranda has written, published and presented a number of papers.  


Roy Betts
Head of Microbiology, Campden BRI Group
 

Worked at Campden BRi for over 30 years as a food microbiologist. Currently head of the Microbiology Department at Campden. Campden has over 45 food microbiologists working in all areas of food testing, preservation and safety.

Roy has published his work internationally and regularly attends international meeting to present on Food Microbiology issue. He is a member of the Food and Drink Federation Food Hygiene Committee, the International Life Sciences Institute Food Safety Task force and sits on the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food.

 
▼ Exhibitors and Sponsors 

Kelsius logo

 

Kelsius are the market leaders in paperless HACCP management. We provide a variety of solutions to help reduce your workload and cut labour costs.  Kelsius help companies worldwide protect their brand and increase the quality of service provided. We are trusted by Mitie, Aramark, Five Guys and Merrion Hotels. Our flagship product, FoodCheck, is a web based paperless system that provides complete visibility of food safety compliance across your entire operation. It improves the quality of food by putting you in control of food safety with automated processes that drive impressive cost savings and labour efficiencies across your organisation.


BPCA logo

 

The BPCA is the leading UK Trade Association representing those organisations with a professional interest in the eradication of public health pests. The provision of pest control services to a professional standard can be an area which is overlooked, yet the economics of inadequate pest control can be catastrophic. BPCA places great importance on promoting the highest standards of professionalism within the industry. It is our role to highlight the risks of inadequate control, to offer guidance in what to look for when searching for a pest control contractor, provide general pest advice and guidance documentation, and finally how to select an appropriate pest control professional.


Food Alert logo

 

Food Alert is a leading safety consultancy providing a comprehensive range of Food Hygiene and Health & Safety services to the hospitality sector across the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Our clients include restaurants (high street branded groups to Michelin-starred), hotels, clubs, pubs, leisure venues and food manufacturers. Our approach is to become part of our client’s team – working hand-in-hand with them to help achieve regulatory compliance as well as being there for them when they need us. Coupled with our industry-leading software tools and services, our team of experienced and qualified Consultants work closely with our clients to help achieve the highest standard of customer care and uncompromised safety.


NSF logo

 

NSF International is a global independent organisation that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimise adverse health effects and protect the environment. In the UK NSF provides expert food safety services across all supply chain sectors, including processing, distribution, retail, foodservice and restaurants.  Supported by online compliance platforms our core services include auditing (food safety, quality, health & safety and fire safety) as well as an extensive range of consulting and technical services, all designed to support due diligence and maintain brand reputation.


Teal Duck logo

 

TEAL produces an incredible range of mobile sinks and portable basins for every type of hand washing situation. There are vehicle mounted, wall mounted, mains powered and free standing hand wash stations as well as mobile sinks with pre-heated hot water. The TEAL range of mobile sinks includes the Stop n’Wash, Hygienius and Hygienius ProWash, BigSynk, Super Stallette, TEALwash, Handeman Xtra, Compact Classic, KiddiWash Xtra, KiddiSynk and WashStand. Mobile sinks are ideal for hospitals and pharmacies, truck and van drivers, building sites, mobile caterers, tattooists, ear piercers and veterinary care. Many portable basins are now fully automatic – hands-free for a really hygienic hand wash!


WaspBane logo

 

It is a sad indictment of health and safety management that tens of thousands of Outdoor Food Outlets are allowed to pay scant regard to the risk posed to human health from wasps. Integrated Wasp Management properly implemented can reduce wasp stings by over 99%. Replicating this at all OFOs, would literally save the NHS hundreds of thousands of primary care visits, countless thousands of hospital admissions and an un-quantified but likely to be vastly significant number of miss diagnosed wasp sting induced heart attacks. WaspBane provides free and unique IWM training to pest controllers and environmental health officers.

British Lion eggs logo

 

Lion Quality eggs are produced in accordance with a strict Code of Practice that contains a suite of measures to ensure the safest possible eggs. Lion eggs come from hens that have been vaccinated against salmonella. They also carry a best-before date on the egg shell as well as the box for additional food safety and product quality benefits.

A report from the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food last year recognised the food safety benefits of British Lion eggs and said that: “The very low risk level means that eggs produced under the Lion Code, or produced under demonstrably equivalent comprehensive schemes, can be served raw or lightly cooked to all groups in society, including those that are more vulnerable to infection, in both domestic and commercial settings, including care homes and hospitals.” This has prompted the Food Standards Agency to review its official advice.

The British Egg Information Service (BEIS) provides information and resources to retailers, caterers, food manufacturers, EHOs and the public on eggs and particularly the benefits of using Lion Quality eggs and egg products.

The BEIS has a selection of literature offering advice on egg handling and hygiene, salmonella, methods of egg production and information on why the Lion Quality scheme is beneficial in helping to meet due diligence requirements.

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