CIEH Leadership Programme
Take your career to the next level with the CIEH Leadership Programme.
CIEH member: £55
Affiliate member: £110
CIEH student member: £110
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With more people developing food hypersensitivity, allergen safety compliance is increasingly scrutinised. Several recent high-profile food allergen-related fatalities have resulted in an increased number of interventions and pressure for prosecution, leaving regulatory officers and industry compliance specialists on their guard.
Prosecutions are high stakes for all parties involved, and the collapse of cases close to trial weighs heavily on people, budgets, and reputations. This session will discuss the challenges of an investigation and equip delegates with the confidence to make the right decisions at the early stage of an inquiry. Early decision making is important for both regulators and industry personnel who benefit from an understanding of what is important to stakeholders on both sides of the legal argument.
Regulatory officers will become familiar with common areas where prosecutions have been exposed. They will understand what makes a good investigation more likely to be successful and will appreciate the importance and context of:
Industry practitioners will be able to understand what makes a prosecution more or less likely to succeed, and will appreciate the importance and context of:
CPD: 2 hours
Dr Belinda Stuart-Moonlight, Chartered EHP and Expert Witness
Dr Belinda Stuart-Moonlight is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner. Belinda specialises in food safety and infectious intestinal disease control. Early on in her career, Belinda worked as an Environmental Health Officer in local government enforcement, before taking up a Junior Research Fellowship at King’s College, London. 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 (FSA), CIEH and the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA).