The role of the Government Chemist is over 100 years old, and has witnessed staggering change in the provision of safe food and drink to the public. The constant factor in its long history has been the use of sound science to respond to challenges in an assured and effective way.
At this event, participants will learn about how the Government Chemist and stakeholders make use of scientific progress and evidence based decisions to ensure the safety and authenticity of the food we eat, in an ever-evolving landscape.
The programme includes speakers from Food Standards Agency, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Food Standards Scotland, Association of Public Analysts, Joint Research Centre, Public Health England, LGC and include presentations on:
Global food fraud challenges and mitigation tools available
Referee case outcomes
Regulating our future – UK plans to improve food controls
Genetics of obesity
Methods for antimicrobial resistance
Use of marker assisted breeding to improve crop resilience
The role of public analysts in ensuring food
Harmonisation of meat speciation testing
UK wide and international perspectives on fighting challenges to food chain resilience
Who should attend?
The conference will be of interest to anyone involved in ensuring the safety, quality and authenticity of food and animal feeds:
Food and feed industry
Trading Standards Officers
Environmental Health Officers
Academics and the research community
Scientific equipment manufacturers
Book your place here.