Calorie labelling added to menu of hot topics on CIEH Food Safety Conference 2022 agenda

01 June 2022, Louis Clark

Obesity and how it is being targeted by initiatives such as calorie labelling on menus is one of the many pertinent issues that will be discussed at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) 2022 Food Safety Conference.

These latest changes to eating out - mandatory for many businesses since 6 April 2022 - along with other guidance produced by the Department of Health and Social Care, will be discussed during the conference, which takes place online on 28 and 29 June.

Furthering the discussion on public health are expert-led sessions evaluating the disparities found in the Levelling Up in the United Kingdom White Paper and on the government’s delayed restrictions on the promotion of food and drinks high in fat, sugar and salt.

Aimed at anyone working in food manufacturing, food retail, catering and hospitality, as well as environmental health practitioners (EHPs) in local authorities and food safety officers in the private sector, the conference takes place across two half days and offers vital updates and guidance on a wide range of areas.

A presentation on a mandatory food hygiene rating scheme in England opens the event, followed by a panel discussion on food imports and exports in the UK. Day one will also include an evaluation of food safety culture in SMEs.

The packed agenda will also include updates on the risk of food crime and fraud, as well as an insight into the way businesses are tackling sustainability and managing food waste.

Kate Thompson, Director of CIEH Wales, said:

“The government published its obesity strategy in July 2020, noting that around two-thirds of adults are above a healthy weight and one in three children leaving primary school are overweight or obese. There is therefore an urgent need to tackle obesity and everyone in the food industry needs to be aware of the role they play in helping to improve the nation’s health.

“Tackling obesity is one of many aspects we will discuss in what will be one of the busiest Food Safety Conferences to date. From managing food waste to food hygiene, attendees will be able to access the latest updates in all aspects of food safety making this a worthwhile event for anyone interested in this area.”

The conference takes place from 9.30am to 1.30pm on 28 and 29 June. Tickets are £99 for CIEH members and £199 for affiliates and non-members.

For more information or to book, visit the CIEH events page.

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