10 Oct

Managing and Regulating Allergens in the Food Industry

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

Copthorne Hotel Manchester, Clippers Quay, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 3SN

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Following several high profile fatal allergen incidents associated with catering and takeaways, tightening of the law and lessons learned are welcome. 

This workshop, facilitated by the FSA’s lead on allergens along with an expert witness from two of the manslaughter prosecution cases, will examine the current allergens climate.

This day is both instructional and interactive incorporating factual presentations and collaborative workshops. Suitable for practitioners from industry and enforcement, delegates will be updated with the latest thinking of the FSA and the courts.

Learning Outcomes:

Delegates will:

1. Hear an in depth overview of the current law and guidance on allergens and receive an update on the FSA’s March 2019 consultation and recommendations

2. Learn how to do an allergen risk assessment in practice in catering and small manufacturing businesses and the acceptability of precautionary statements such as ‘may contain’

3. Understand what good allergen management looks like in catering and small manufacturing businesses including practical solutions from ordering to service

4. Understand how regulators audit allergen management and make decisions on when to take formal action and the enforcement options available

Who should attend:

  • Environmental Health Practitioners
  • Food Safety Consultants and specialists
  • Senior Public Protection Officers
  • Lead Food Officers


Allergens Workshop programme

CPD: 5 Hours 

Hannah Rose

Hannah Rose works as a Senior Food Policy Advisor for the Food Standards Agency in the Allergy and Food Intolerance Team. She is based in Cardiff.

Hannah took her undergraduate degree in Zoology at Aberystwyth University and then went on to take a Masters in Environmental Health at the University of Birmingham before qualifying as an Environmental Health Practitioner.

Dr Belinda Stewart Moonlight, Managing Director, Moonlight Environmental Ltd is a chartered environmental health practitioner and expert witness. She started out as an EHO before carrying out research at King’s College, London. She currently undertakes consultancy, auditing and training but more than half of her work is as an expert witness in the fields of infectious intestinal disease, food and health and safety. She examines risks and their control. She has worked on notable manslaughter cases including death caused by food allergy and food contamination. She regularly appears on BBC Watchdog and radio talking about microbiological risk.

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