2018 Government Chemist Conference, Food chain resilience in a changing world: 13 - 14 June at BMA House, London

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.

Conference programme

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


Food retailers

Consumer groups

Public analysts

Food scientists

Trading Standards Officers

Environmental Health Officers

Academics and the research community


Scientific equipment manufacturers

Book your place here.