31 Oct

Safe Food Conference: Update to Innovate

CIEH Member: £189
Affiliate member: £289
Non-member: £289

UKHospitality member: £189

15Hatfields, Chadwick Court, London, SE1 8DJ

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CIEH Safe Food Conference: Update to Innovate 2018 organised in partnership with UK Hospitality will bring you an update on the latest trends, innovations and challenges in the safe food supply chain. This topical conference will provide you with essential insight into the key safety standards and priorities for the food industry and food safety professionals.

Book your place now to hear interesting presentations from high profile government agencies and food industry experts. You will also discuss how industry, local authorities and regulators can work together to improve food safety standards, to minimise future risks and to facilitate a better understanding of safe food and its significance for public health.

Key topics include:

  • Primary Authority National Inspection Strategies: lessons learned and future
  • Examining the impact of the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme
  • Tackling Obesity
  • Managing Allergens in Catering and in the Retail Supply Chain
  • 2 Sisters, Russell Hume - Are UK Meat Controls Broken?


CPD: 5 Hours 

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Anne Godfrey CCMI FCIM was appointed Chief Executive of CIEH in January 2016. Specialising in change management within the not for profit space she has a proven track record of delivering challenging targets while harnessing the skills, knowledge and passion of members, staff and external stakeholders. Previously Anne had leadership roles in a diverse range of membership organisations including CIM, the Law Society and the CBI.

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Ben Gardner is CEO of the Navitas Group, a leading provider of technology, training and consultancy services helping food businesses meet food safety and health and safety requirements. A natural entrepreneur, Ben spent several years learning the fundamentals of food safety within his father’s environmental health consultancy, ESB, before setting up an online food safety training academy and launching a digital food safety management business under the Navitas brand. Ben’s interest in technology and business acumen have been pivotal in growing the Navitas business and in May 2018 ESB joined the group as Ben became CEO. 

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Dr. Chun-Han Chan BSc (Comb.) Hons, MSc, PhD joined the FSA in 2003 to work on microbiological surveillance. Since 2008 she has been a member of the FSA’s Food Allergy & Intolerance Branch. Using scientific evidence to develop public health policy outcomes such as the development of allergen thresholds for precautionary allergen labelling. She led a diverse portfolio of work covering implementation of food allergen legislation, Codex initiatives, management of food allergen incidents and development of allergen detection methods.

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Darryl Thomson is the Head of Safety for Mitchells and Butlers. In 2009, he was a member of the Food Standards Agency’s Working Group on Scoring/Banding and Safeguards for the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme. He subsequently gave evidence to the House of Lords regarding the mandatory display for Scores on the Doors. Darryl is also Chairman of the UK Hospitality Food Experts Group and was instrumental in the publication of the Catering Industry Guide 2016. He is a member of the FSA Regulating Our Future, Expert Advisory Panel for Industry.

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Dawn Welham FCIEH was appointed President-Elect of CIEH in July 2017 and, following a 30-year career, comes to the role with an in-depth knowledge of the fresh food, grocery and retail sectors covering product development, store operations and global supply chains. Having first joined CIEH as a member in 1987, Dawn’s last role was as Technical Director for Authenticate IS, a supply chain mapping service, having joined from SAI Global, a multi-national risk management consultancy with head offices in Sydney, Australia where she was Global Technical Director.

Eretia O'Kennedy

Eretia O’Kennedy is a Registered Nutritionist (Food). She is currently working in the Dietary Improvement team at Public Health England for the last year specifically focusing on engaging with the eating out of the home sector, which is part of the sugar reduction and wider reformulation programme. Prior to joining Public Health England, she worked within the industry including catering, manufacturing, TV and the eating out of home sector.

Marcia Nightingale

Marcia Nightingale CEnvH joined the FSA in 2008 and is currently working on the FSA’s programme to modernise the delivery of food safety regulation. Marcia’s team leads on developing FSA’s approach to utilising information from businesses and private assurance to inform regulatory inspections. She is Co-chair of the Heads of European Food Safety Agencies’ Working Group on Private Assurance Schemes. Her previous roles at the FSA included coordinating and engaging with local government in England on the delivery of food regulation.

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M Hazel Gowland BA, PGCE, MSoFHT, MREHIS, FIFST, FRSPH is well-known as a food allergic champion consumer, patient representative, researcher and trainer. She has worked for and with the Anaphylaxis Campaign since 1994 and as an independent expert trainer and researcher through Allergy Action since 2000. Her work involves investigating fatal and ‘near miss’ allergic reactions, providing advocacy and family support, as well as working with food industry experts and regulators at EU, UK and local authority level to support best practice and reduce risks.

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John Barnes is Strategic Advisor at Shield Safety Group, a visiting lecturer in food safety at the University of Birmingham and a member of NSF International’s Certification Impartiality Board. Prior to his retirement in 2015, John was Head of Local Delivery at the Food Standards Agency where he was a part of the team leading the UK response to the 2013 horse meat incident. In 2015, John was awarded an Honorary Fellowship to The Society of Food Hygiene Technology.

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John Points is an independent advisor on the management of chemical risks and on how analytical testing fits into an overall food control framework.  Prior to becoming self-employed, he worked as Company Chemist in the Sainsbury’s Own Brand technical team. Before this, the bulk of his career was in laboratory analysis and testing programmes for food contaminants and other trace-level residues for both private and public-sector clients.

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Dr Kathie Grant is an internationally recognised expert in the field of foodborne pathogens with 30 years’ experience in clinical and public health microbiology and a research interest in exploiting whole genome sequencing (WGS) of bacterial pathogens to improve the understanding and control of foodborne bacterial illness. She is currently Head of Public Health England’s Gastrointestinal Bacteria Reference Unit at Colindale, UK which is the national reference laboratory for a range of foodborne pathogens including Salmonella, E. coli VTEC, Campylobacter, Listeria monocytogenes and Clostridium botulinum.

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Dr Lisa Ackerley has over 25 years’ experience as an Environmental Health Practitioner. Having won the SOFHT award for the most significant contribution to the food industry, Dr Lisa is recognised as an expert by her industry peers and her Environmental Health Colleagues. She is Visiting Professor of at the University of Salford and Professorial Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health. 

Sam Montel

Sam Montel is a Registered Public Health Nutritionist and has worked in Government since 2001 in the following departments: Food Standards Agency; the Department of Health; and Public Health England. Sam’s range of experience as a Government nutritionist spans the provision of information and advice on healthy eating and nutrition including through fronting the Food Standards Agency online nutrition ‘Ask Sam’ section; the development of Government public health awareness campaigns; and stakeholder engagement.

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