26 Jun

10th Annual CIEH Food Safety & Standards Conference

Early bird - save £55 (ends 23 April)  

CIEH member: £140
Affiliate member: £240
Non-member: £240

Standard Rate

CIEH member: £195
Affiliate member: £295
Non-member: £295

15Hatfields, Chadwick Court, London, SE1 8DJ

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CIEH's annual sell-out Food Safety Conference is returning for its 10th year and will look to the future of food safety in challenging times. 

Highlight topics:

  • Global collaborations, regulation and international standards
  • Food Incidents and Food crime
  • Update on ROF

Who should attend:

  • Environmental Health Practitioners
  • Food Safety Professionals
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Enforcement and regulatory professionals

Testimonials from past delegates:

  • "The Workshop on The Growing Trend of Insects as Food and Feed was brilliant and very concisely presented."
  • "another great food conference providing a strategic overview of future changes"
  • "Enjoyed the event, good variety of subjects, very informative"
  • "It was a great event offering opportunities to network and raise EH awareness particularly around emerging issues e.g. acrylamide, novel foods, regulating our future..." 

Programme


Maria Jennings, Director for Regulatory Compliance, People and NI, Food Standards Agency has worked for nearly thirty years in the NI public sector, much of it in food control. Since joining FSA in NI in 2001, Maria has been responsible for developing legislation and policy in relation to food safety, food standards, imported food control, food fraud and nutrition and dietary health. Maria’s a member of the FSA’s Executive Management Team with responsibility for the NI office. In October 2018, Maria was given the exciting opportunity to lead FSA’s Regulatory Compliance Division and the Regulating our Future Programme.


Denis Treacy is an Executive Leader with nearly 40 years of FMCG industry experience, the first 10 years in scientific roles, the last 30 years at Management, Leadership, Executive Chief Officer & President Level.
After roles in Unilever, Arla Foods & InBev, Denis was until very recently, President & Chief Safety, Quality, Security & Environment Officer for the $5bn Global Snack foods business Pladis Global. $12bn frozen food, retail, engineering, mining, personal care company. Responsibility for global food, together with the wellbeing of 52, 000 employees in 13 countries and 4bn consumers worldwide, needs a strategy & a strong organisation.


Chris Hassall, Compliance and Risk Management Services Director at Checkit, leads a team packed with cross-sector regulatory and compliance technology know-how.
The team can assist with all compliance requirements, from health and safety to fire safety and food safety.
In Chris’ own words, “Combining traditional compliance support with Checkit’s unique technology solution allows us to offer an extremely efficient, and high-quality service. Complete visibility of due diligence allows our compliance service offering to be more informed and therefore more effective. It’s high time that the industry took advantage of the possibilities of digital technology and it’s exciting to be at the forefront of this massive change”


Fiona Sullivan, Head of Food Safety and Store Audit, Morrisons, started her career expecting to be a solicitor but an unexpected detour took her into the world of retailing.
After completing the Sainsbury's graduate scheme Fiona took a position in the Food Safety team where she remained for 17 years in a variety of roles. In the latter part of her career at Sainsburys she managed both the Retail Food Safety and Product Safety teams.
For the past 7 years Fiona has worked at Morrisons, responsibility for a number of areas including policy, microbiology and enforcement.

 


Steve Wearne was appointed Director of Science at the UK Food Standards Agency in 2018, following earlier Director-level roles leading the organisation’s policy teams and the organisation’s work in Wales. Steve is also a Vice Chair of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the global standard-setting body for food safety and quality, and is leading efforts to develop the Codex strategic plan for 2020-2025.Steve joined the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in 1990 and held a range of posts in food science and food policy development, before transferring to the Food Standards Agency when it was launched in 2000. 

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Dawn Welham, President, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health 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 fresh food, grocery and retail sectors covering product development, store operations and global supply chains.


Checkit’s smart technology helps businesses of any size to manage people, processes and compliance. Our Real Time Operations Management Platform is used to power digital food safety systems, to deliver smart compliance services and to easily build tailored solutions that make operations more effective.


Klipspringer is now in the 20th year of support for food manufacture, food service, food retail, inspectors and audit teams nationwide. Our range of services may be summarised as follows:

  • Assisting an extensive customer base with compliance to reflect the latest quality standards.
  • Remaining aware of and in line with up-to-date regulatory issues regarding food safety.
  • Working with Local Government Departments and private sector inspectors and auditors to facilitate standards in single or multiple sites.
  • Always committing to provide relevant traceable products and services - on time.


WaspBane provides free and unique IWM training to pest controllers and environmental health officers.

Integrated Wasp Management properly implemented can reduce wasp stings by over 99%.
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. 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.

 

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