26 Jun

10th Annual CIEH Food Safety & Standards Conference

Early bird - save £55 (ends 7th June)  

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 we will be discussing the challenges of global collaboration as we adopt international standards and regulations. This popular conference will explore the global supply chain’s food defence culture and discuss how the NCFU is working with EHPs to dealing with current threats of food crime.

Delegates will hear an update on the Regulating our Future programme and will look at best practice case studies on the Primary Authority Partnership, Morrisons public safety procedures and the use of data in improving food safety.

Highlight topics:

  • Global collaborations, regulation and international standards
  • Discuss the next steps and challenges of food safety as we adapt international standards
  • Hear about the latest food crime challenges
  • Explore the weak links in the Global Supply Chain
  • Assess what has been achieved so far on the ROF programme and the next stage

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..." 


CPD: 5 Hours

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Helen Atkinson works as a Senior Environmental Health Officer in the H&S and Food Safety team at Wakefield Council. Her main duties involve being Primary Authority account manager for all Environmental Health issues for Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc., Gravity Fitness Ltd, Primark Stores Ltd, Next Distribution Ltd, EC4 Hotel Ltd and the British Frozen Food Federation. She has worked in all areas of environmental health at Barnsley Council. Her career began in retail management then she moved into the logistics/distribution sector before completing her NEBOSH Diploma in 1996 and then studied Environmental Science at Salford University to become an EHO.

Emma Credland has been working for Environmental Health and Local Government for 14 years qualifying as an EHO in 2009 whilst working for East Lindsey District Council and achieving Chartered status last year. Emma currently works for City of Lincoln Council within the Food, Health and Safety Team.

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”

Julie Pierce, Director of Openness, Data and Digital and Director of Wales, joined the FSA in September 2015. She has previously been the Chief Information Officer for Defra and Director of Corporate Services for the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (the predecessor organisation to the Animal and Plant Health Agency). In these roles she has driven new digital solutions to business problems, restructured and developed the organisation, and launched a new open data initiative. Julie has spent a number of years consulting and leading IT enabled change programmes for both central government and the private sector. 

Dr Colin Sullivan joined the Food Standards Agency as Chief Operating Officer in September 2017. Colin’s background is in optometry in the NHS where he spent more than 20 years in health service management. He joined the Senior Civil Service in 2008 as Operations Director of the Northern Ireland Social Security Agency. In 2013, moved to Director of Strategic Policy & Reform within the Northern Ireland Department of Finance where his duties have included being Senior Responsible Officer for the devolution of Corporation Tax and NI lead for Public Sector Reform. From January to September 2017 he was the lead civil servant in the establishment of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) public inquiry.

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.

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. 

photo of Dawn Welham

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.

The British Lion is the UK’s most successful food safety scheme and only Lion marked eggs are approved by the Food Standards Agency to be eaten runny by pregnant women, the elderly and children. All eggs that carry the British Lion mark have been produced under the stringent requirements of the British Lion Code of Practice which ensures the highest standards of food safety. The code covers the entire production chain and ensures strict food safety controls including the guarantee that all hens are vaccinated against Salmonella and a ‘passport’ system ensuring that all hens, eggs and feed are fully traceable.

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.  With Checkit, managers can define, monitor and analyse routine processes, making sure that the right thing is done in the right place, at the right time by the right person. This is achieved by a unique combination of configuration – not programming – of mobile checklist applications and real-time alerts seamlessly integrated with smart sensors and cloud analytics. The result is improved performance through higher quality, improved productivity and reduced risk.

Drywite manufactures a range of products which are effective in eliminating pathogenic bacteria from fresh produce including salad and vegetables. Safe to eat raw, our Fresh Produce Wash is a friendly and safe way to eliminate bacteria on fresh produce.  Fresh Produce Wash is a chemical free, Non-Biocidal product and as such eradicates the risk of introducing chlorate contaminants during the use of chlorine disinfectants generally – both in direct food washing and in general sanitising in food preparation areas due to its powerful bacteria kill performance.  The application of Fresh Produce Wash and subsequent elimination of bacteria also improves product quality and therefore also reduces spoilage and waste. 

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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