21 Oct

CIEH Food Safety Conference (21 – 23 October)

Three-day online conference (9.30 to 13.50 daily)

Full Conference

CIEH member: £145
Affiliate member: £245
Non-member: £245

Day Rate

CIEH member: £85
Affiliate member: £185
Non-member: £185

Time: 09.30 - 13.50

Online (BigMarker)

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Hear from industry specialists at CIEH's first-ever online Food Conference. Food safety is crucial in protecting public health and this event aims to discuss the challenges involved and provide measures that will assist you in managing the evolving food landscape. Alongside high-profile plenary talks, there will be a series of thought-provoking sessions on the latest trends, innovations and challenges in the safe food supply chain. You will gain essential insight into key safety standards and the priorities for the food industry and food safety professionals.  

Day 1 – Current challenges

Join us for day one as we investigate the current challenges to food safety during the coronavirus pandemic. We will discuss how different areas of the food chain are affected and how the pandemic will transform regular practice and future policies. We will also be assessing the pre-existing obstacles in the food chain that felt an increase in demand and additional strain on their health and safety challenges.

Day 2 – Future planning

Day two will assist you in managing the evolving food landscape and prepare you for the new regulation changes and guidance that are due to come into effect. We will hear from the FSA on the next steps and how it will be modernising regulation. We will also explore the ways businesses will be affected by the Codex Alimentarius and Natasha’s Law.

Day 3 – Collaborative approaches  

On day three we will share best practice case studies from colleagues from across the UK and discover the progress they have made in managing food safety under challenging circumstances. Caerphilly Council’s trading standards officer will speak on the recall, investigation and the conviction of Zorba Delicacies. Queen Mary University will review the data collected on how businesses are responding to the public regulatory ratings and food hygiene ratings, and how mandatory display can benefit the profession.

Confirmed Sessions will cover the following: 

  • Simplifying official controls for Port Health Authorities (PHA) and clarifying controls inland
  • Managing food safety in challenging environments
  • An examination of the new Codex Alimentarius on Allergen Management and assess how it will affect big businesses
  • A review of Queen Mary University’s analysis of the Food Hygiene Ratings Scheme

Who should Attend 

  • Environmental Health Practitioners
  • Food Safety Professionals
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Enforcement and Regulatory Professionals
  • Legal/Compliance Managers and Directors
  • Technical Directors
  • Lawyers with an interest in Food Law
  • Food Retailers, Chefs, and Food Industry Experts
  • F&B Directors and Managers (hotels, restaurants, FSM)
  • Food Safety Directors and Managers


"Very high standard" 

"A very good range of non-standard topics were covered which added a different dimension to the event"

2019 - 10th Food Safety and Standards conference delegates

"Good range of topics" 

"Great conference"

Past Safe food Conference delegates


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Barbara Bray

Barbara Bray MBE, Independent Registered Nutritionist and Food Safety consultant. With a passion for educating people about food and nutrition, Barbara is a trustee for International Affairs with the Nutrition Society and sits on the food and nutrition committee for the Institute of Food Science and Technology. A professional speaker and 2017 Nuffield Farming Scholar, Barbara frequently speaks at food and agriculture events and, in February 2020 she gave a TEDx talk on Diet, Diversity and the Future of Food. Barbara was awarded an MBE in 2019 for services to food and nutrition.

Dr Belinda Stuart-Moonlight, Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner, specialises in food safety and infectious intestinal disease control. In her early career, Belinda worked as an Environmental Health Officer in local government enforcement, before taking up a Junior Research Fellowship at King’s College. For the last twenty years, Belinda has run her own business providing consultancy, training, auditing and expert witness services. As an expert witness, the majority of her instructions focus on food contamination risk, and increasingly, injury and death from food allergy. Belinda is regularly sought after to provide opinion and consultancy for prosecution and defence, as well as, for organisations such as the Food Standards Agency, CIEH and the Association of British Travel Agents.

Chris Elliot

Chris Elliott, Professor of Food Safety, Founder of the Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast. Chris has published more than 450 peer-reviewed articles relating to the detection and control of agriculture, food and environment-related contaminants. He has led the independent review of Britain’s food system following the 2013 horsemeat scandal and is currently coordinating a large flagship Horizon 2020 food safety project. He received a Winston Churchill Fellowship and is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Royal Society of Biology. Chris has received numerous awards for his work such as the Royal Society of Chemistry Theophilus Redwood Prize and an OBE.

Darryl Thomson

Darryl Thomson BSc. MIH. MRSPH, Chairman of the UK Hospitality Food Experts Group. Having graduated with a degree in Catering Sciences, Darryl joined Bass plc and has had a long and varied career in food safety. Until October 2018, Darryl was the Head of Safety for Mitchells and Butlers, and in 2009, he became a member of the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) Working Group on Scoring/Banding and Safeguards for the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme. In August 2016, Darryl was appointed a member of the FSA Regulating Our Future, Expert Advisory Panel for Industry and was involved in early trials examining the use of third-party inspections to inform regulatory authorities.

Emily Miles

Emily Miles, Chief Executive Officer, Food Standards Agency (FSA). Emily has been at the FSA since September 2019, after moving from her previous role as Group Director of Strategy at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). She worked at Defra for four years where she coordinated work on the domestic consequences of Brexit since the referendum in 2016. For the previous 15 years, Emily has worked on home affairs issues at the Home Office, Downing Street and Cabinet Office, with roles including Director of Policing at the Home Office and Programme Director for the programme to clear the UK’s historic asylum backlog in the UK Border Agency.

Professor Gideon Henderson

Professor Gideon Henderson, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Gideon is responsible for overseeing the quality of evidence that Defra relies on for policy decisions. He also provides ministers with scientific advice and sets the priorities for scientific research and evidence-gathering.
Gideon has been Professor of Earth Sciences at the Department of Earth Sciences in the University of Oxford since 2006. He has also jointly held positions as Senior Research Fellow at University College, Oxford since 2012 and as Adjunct Associate Research Scientist at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University since 1999.

Helen Buckingham

Helen Buckingham, Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner and Regulatory Consultant for government departments, business organisations and local authorities. Helen has previously worked as a Director of Local Authorities and an ex- Whitehall regulatory policy wonk. Helen's business, OneResolution, helps regulators do what they do in the best way possible, and she helps businesses on the receiving end understand what is expected of them, using her unique style to cut through the waffle and inspire change.

Dr Lisa Ackerley

Dr Lisa Ackerley CEHP, Strategic Food Safety Adviser Director, Public Health Company Ltd. Lisa is an independent food safety consultant providing advice and support to food industry sectors and the mass media on food safety issues for businesses and consumers. As Food Safety Adviser to UKHospitality, Lisa has represented the organisation at the Food Standards Agency (FSA) Expert Advisory Group on Regulating our Future, industry liaison groups, FSA led workshops and also on the Safe and Local Supplier Approval (SALSA) board. For many years she has been involved in allergen training for EHOs and the hospitality industry.

Dr Panos Panagiotopoulos

Dr Panos Panagiotopoulos, Senior Lecturer, Information Management, Queen Mary University of London. Panos is a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute and a member of the network of experts at the Better Regulation Executive within the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The Better Regulation Executive specialises in digital government and new forms of data in policy and regulation. Panos’ recent research has explored different aspects of public regulatory ratings, including a longitudinal assessment of the Food Hygiene Ratings Scheme.

Phil Dalton

Phil Dalton, Head of Regulatory, NT Assure, is a regulatory professional with over 30 years’ experience working in food-related roles in enforcement and industry. He began his career as a Trading Standards Officer specialising in food enforcement in 1986. He moved to work in the compliance team within a major retailer in 1996, where his final role included responsibility for own-label product specifications and labelling and the product launch process. In 2010 Phil moved into consultancy, building and leading a team of 20 food labelling and product specification specialists. Phil joined NT Assure in summer 2019.

Steven Glass

Steven Glass, Director of Global Food Safety, Just Eat Takeaway.com. Steven started his career in environmental health in Edinburgh in 2003, working in various departments in the city as an Environmental Health Officer. After stints in South Lanarkshire and Wandsworth, he moved into the private sector working as Health and Safety Manager for Westbury Street Holdings (WSH Ltd), a large catering group operating in the UK and Ireland. He eventually became Safety Director for three of WSH’s companies. Steven left WSH earlier this year to take up his new role at Just Eat.

Tim Keohane

Tim Keohane, Senior Trading Standards Officer, Caerphilly County Borough Council. Tim has almost 40 years’ experience in local government, exclusively within Trading Standards. He currently manages a team that deals with Civil Interventions, Consumer Fraud, Age Restricted Sales and Licensing Enforcement. After obtaining the Statutory Qualification in 1993, Tim joined the Special Investigations Team in Mid Glamorgan County Council, before moving to Caerphilly on Local Government Reorganisation in 1996. He is a member of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) and was made a Fellow in 2010. Tim currently sits on the CTSI Council as a Nationally Elected Member and Co-Manages the CTSI Symposium Exhibition.

Tom Southall

Tom Southall, Policy Director, Cold Chain Federation (CCF), leads the policy and advisory work of the Cold Chain Federation; the UK’s trade association for the temperature-controlled logistics industry.  With a background in public sector environmental policy and private consultancy, Tom’s work at CCF covers a wide range of policy areas including energy and climate change, food safety, health and safety and transport policy. The cold chain is critical to us all, from maintaining the UK’s food supply to minimising food waste, and the CCF exists to provide a voice for this vital, but largely unseen, part of the food chain.

Food Alert

Food Alert is a leading safety consultancy and technology firm. Established in 1990, we provide food safety, health & safety and fire safety services, software and training to businesses across the UK, Europe and the Middle East. We work in close partnership with our clients to ensure their businesses meet regulatory requirements, whilst helping them to streamline safety management processes, reduce risk and operational costs. Our detailed approach, in-depth expertise and consistent high level of service, gives clients complete confidence in the management of their safety risk and compliance. This in turn gives assurance that their brand reputation is protected and employees and customers are safeguarded. Clients benefit from our Food Alert 360 service, an all-round hygiene and safety solution, personalised to meet specific needs.

Just Eat plc operates a leading global marketplace for takeaway food delivery. Headquartered in London, we use proprietary technology to offer a quick and efficient digital ordering service for 22.8 million Customers and 87,500 Restaurant Partners across the UK, Australia & New Zealand, Canada, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Spain, Switzerland and Brazil. Just Eat is a member of the FTSE 100 Index. 


Kelsius is the leading supplier of automation technology for product safety and compliance to the food services and healthcare industries. Using our world class wireless temperature monitoring technology, digital HACCP Management system and cloud based data hosting and processing, Kelsius systems improve product safety, ensure regulatory compliance and optimise costs associated with these activities.
FoodCheck from Kelsius is a revolutionary web based paperless HACCP system that provides complete visibility of food safety compliance across your entire operation. It improves the quality of food by putting you in control of food safety with automated processes that drive impressive cost savings and labour efficiencies across your organisation.

RHE is a company that delivers consulting, training and innovative technical and financial solutions for environmental and public health professionals, regulators and the people they serve
RHE is very active in assessing how the digital technology revolution will transform the environmental health profession. We update and simplify systems and processes using the latest technology and develop innovative solutions to everyday problems.
To support our clients, we offer expertly supervised forums for environmental health professionals so that they can seek help, and share expertise in their efforts to better serve and protect public and environmental health. 

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