During this webinar:

  • Michelle McQuillan, Team Leader of the Food Compositional Standards team, Defra will give an overview of standards and regulations governing the production and composition of honey.
  • Cathal Henigan, Purchasing Director at Valeo Foods and Chairman of the British Honey Importers and Packers Association, will explain the complexity of the global honey supply chain and provide an overview of the process of honey production, from the honeybee and beekeeper to the packer and retailer. he will also highlight areas of supply chain vulnerability to food fraud.

The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session with Cathal Henigan and Michelle McQuillan. The session will be chaired by Selvarani Elahi MBE.

This event is intended for individuals currently working within the honey authenticity testing arena, the food industry and those involved with the UK official control system.

This is the third webinar in the Quarterly Webinar Series of the Joint Knowledge Transfer Framework for Food Standards and Food Safety Analysis, which is a cross-government project (funded by Department for Environment, Food and Rural AffairsFood Standards AgencyFood Standards Scotland and the Government Chemist) aimed at disseminating knowledge from government funded research to stakeholders to support UK laboratory capability and promote best practice in food safety and standards analysis.

Further information and registration details can be found here.