The Food Advisory Panel advises CIEH's policy positions and subsequent consultation responses, campaigns and wider activities around food safety and regulation.

Panel members have been selected for their experience, passion, and expertise as well as their networking skills, and is made up of representatives from the public, private and academic sectors. To reflect that food is a devolved function, the nations are also represented.

Ultimately, our panel serves to provide member engagement within our policy formulation and uphold CIEH's vision to promote 'safer, cleaner and healthier environments for the benefit of all', by ensuring that environmental health professionals guide our work.

Strategic objectives

  1. To future-proof the UK's food safety and integrity framework, ensuring it remains robust and adaptable. A key initiative within this strategy is influencing the introduction of a 'permit to trade' for all registered food businesses, complementing our broader efforts to enhance regulatory effectiveness, protect public health and consumer interest.
  2. Tackle emerging issues within the UK food system, with a central priority around delivery-only kitchens and virtual offices.
  3. Support efforts to improve public awareness on food safety and food hygiene, with a central focus upon campaigning to make the display of FHRS mandatory in England.

Panel members

Name Job title Employer
Daniel Morelli Head of Public Protection Torfaen Council
Diana Tumova Food Safety Officer
Earl Legister Team Leader - Food Safety London Borough of Southwark
Helen Atkinson Senior Environmental Health Officer Wakefield Council
Helen Groves Chartered EHP/ Food Safety Consultant Worcestershire Regulatory Services/Food Safety Logic
Jon Payne Lawyer Safety Lawyers
Lisa Cobb Global Head of Safety SSP Group PLC
Paula O’Neill Environmental Health Manager (Food Control) Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
Peter Brett Commercial Environmental Health Manager City of London Corporation
Sam Bacon Food, Health and Safety Manager Hull City Council
Sandra Moore Technical Director Hygenisys Environmental Health Consultancy
Sarah Naylor Operations Manager Saeker
Sterling Crew President Institute of Food Science and Technology 
Katie Sattherthwaite Director Food Safety Excellence
Rob Easton Head of Environmental Health Shield Safety

What we're doing

What we're saying

Key messages

  • CIEH endorses a holistic approach to food regulation, whereby the same food law enforcement officer is responsible for food standards and food hygiene.
  • CIEH advocates for making FHRS mandatory in England.
  • CIEH argues the recent rise in foodborne illnesses can be attributed to workforce shortages, and urges local authorities to have sufficient resources and capacity to sustain the scheme.
  • CIEH urges the UK Government to commit to maintaining and improving our high food standards in any future trade deals.
  • CIEH supports the appointment of a new Minister for Food to oversee the consultation and delivery of the National Food Strategy, with a mandate to ensure all policies related to food work together and deliver health and environmental benefits.
  • CIEH welcomes efforts within the food environment, such as legislation restricting the promotion of high fat salt and sugar products or banning the sale of energy drinks to children, to provide healthier options to customers.

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