23 Feb

CIEH-conversations: food fraud and COVID-19

CIEH member: Free
Non-member: £20

Online (BigMarker)

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  • Time: 11.00 - 12.00 GMT


The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are being felt across the world. Counterfeiting and fraud have already been seen in hand sanitisers and personal protective equipment (PPE), so it is reasonable to expect that the vulnerability of the global food supply chain could also be exposed to food fraud.  This and contamination are worldwide issues of growing concern in relation to consumer protection and trade globalisation.

We are delighted to welcome the Deputy Government Chemist and Executive Director of the Food Authenticity Network, Selvarani Elahi, and its Chair, Sterling Crew, who is also a member of CIEH’s Board of Trustees.  We will also be joined by Steve Smith, Head of Outreach for the National Food Crime Unit. Together they will consider the effects of COVID-19 on food fraud within international supply chains. 

Join us to hear more about the data and findings of assessments that the Food Authenticity Network and Mérieux NutriSciences have undertaken to establish whether food fraud incidents increased during 2020. 

What's in it for you?

These webinars are for you and by you – so when registering, please consider the kinds of questions you want to raise with the panel. 

Who should attend?

Any environmental and public health professionals.

What you need to know

There is a limit of 1,000 attendees for this webinar, so register now to guarantee your place. To ensure you can access the webinar on the day, please test your system in advance of the session as requested in the confirmation email.  

If you would like to submit a question to the panel, please email it us at least 24 hours before the scheduled start time, stating clearly which CIEH-Conversation you would like it to be asked at.

Please note upon booking you will no longer automatically receive your unique joining link these are emailed out separately from [email protected] please add this address to your email safe sender list to avoid it being blocked. 

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