Food safety on the menu at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) National Conference

Publication Date: 6th October 2014

Subject: Food safety

One month after the publication of Professor Chris Elliott’s review into the Integrity and Assurance of Food Supply Networks, the issues around food safety will be covered at the CIEH’s two-day National Conference in Nottingham on 7 and 8 October.

Jenny Morris, Head of the Institute of Food Safety, Integrity and Protection will be chairing a session at the East Midlands Conference Centre entitled: ‘What is the environmental health role in tackling food crime?’

Jenny Morris said 'Tackling food fraud will require collaborative working across sectors. IFSIP intends to assist by bringing together key players, including EHPs, to share knowledge and look for solutions.'

Within this presentation the Food Standard Agency’s John Barnes will be discussing the issues for government and Barbara Galliani from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) will be asking what are the issues for business?

There will also be input on behalf of consumers from Sue Davies from Which? and David Pickering from the Trading Standards Institute.

Other workshops at the conference will be focussing on nanotechnology and food safety, allergens and how to tackle poor diet.

The National Conference will include a plethora of topics, speakers and workshops. Among many subjects to be considered are nanotechnology, private housing, e-cigarettes, public health, fracking and the Health and Safety Executive’s national local authority enforcement code – proof of the diversity and relevance of environmental health.

More information on the event is available here.

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About the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH):

  • The CIEH is the professional voice for environmental health representing over 10,000 members working in the public, private and non-profit sectors. It ensures the highest standards of professional competence in its members, in the belief that through environmental health action people's health can be improved
  • The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) is a leading provider of regulated qualifications in food safety and operates in over 50 countries
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About the Institute of Food Safety, Integrity and Protection (IFSIP):

  • IFSIP is a food safety specialist membership organisation for the public good supported and run by the CIEH under its charitable objectives
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