The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health to launch new membership organisation

Publication Date: 22nd May 2014

Subject: CIEH

The CIEH will be formally launching its new membership organisation the Institute of Food Safety, Integrity & Protection (IFSIP) at the House of Commons on 24 June 2014.

An exciting new development being facilitated by CIEH, IFSIP is a venture focussed on enabling collaboration across the food profession in the UK and internationally to include local and central government, industry, academia, professional bodies and trade associations.

IFSIP membership will offer knowledge and good practice, professional membership grades, collaboration and networking, and events.

The launch event is being hosted by Sir Kevin Barron, MP, who is a Vice President of the CIEH and Head of IFSIP, Jenny Morris, will be answering questions.
Professor Chris Elliott, professor of food safety and director of the Institute for Global Food Security, and chair of the IFSIP advisory board will be speaking at the launch offering his thoughts on the role that IFSIP can perform over the weeks and months ahead.

IFSIP will represent the growing community of people who work in food safety throughout the food chain. This new membership organisation will be of specific interest to anyone specialising in food safety who are not currently CIEH members. Existing CIEH members will receive complimentary IFSIP membership.

Director of Commercial Services, Frank Post, said: ‘Modern food production, manufacture and delivery systems to the consumer are increasingly complex and that was illustrated by the horsemeat problems we experienced last year, highlighted by the Elliott Review interim report.

‘In part, and in response to Elliott’s conclusion, we have created a much broader professional body that seeks to engage with all those who work with food safety and integrity throughout the food chain. This will be of interest to many of our Registered Trainers and Centres with a focus on food safety.

‘The CIEH and IFSIP will work with government agencies, regulators, the food industry and other professional bodies to support the coordination of good practice and standards in an ever changing world.’

Professor Elliott is currently concluding an independent review into the integrity and assurance of food supply networks jointly commissioned by the government.
Register your interest in becoming a member of IFSIP.

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