CIEH Food Conference: Safety in a changing landscape

26 June - 15Hatfields, London                                     

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CPD: 5 Hours 

CIEH Food Conference is a must attend event for all food safety professionals to network and keep abreast of the latest policy changes and food industry trends. The conference programme will feature a series of thought-provoking panel sessions and informative presentations, as well as provide you with updated guidance and good practice.          

Along with past CIEH Food Conferences, you will have a unique chance to attend interactive workshops and gain practical insights into the most current areas of food safety and regulation.

This year’s key topics include: 

  • Countdown to Brexit: Regulating Our Future update
  • The new guidance on acrylamide mitigation in food
  • Novel Foods Regulation: changes in approval of novel foods
  • Food, Brexit and Northern Ireland: critical issues

Testimonials   

I had been looking forward to this conference for some time and was not disappointed.” - Food Safety Trainer 

“Excellent day. I found the speakers from the private sector very refreshing. One of the best food events I have attended.” - Health & Safety Advisor 

  
▼ Programme 
9.00: Registration  
 
9.30: Welcome and introduction  
Chair: Dawn Welham, President, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health  
9.35: Countdown to Brexit: Regulating our Future Programme Update  
Speaker: Michael Jackson, Head of Regulatory Standards and Assurance, Regulating Our Future Programme, Food Standards Agency  
 
9.55: Food, Brexit and Northern Ireland: Critical Issues  
Speaker: Tony Lewis, Head of Policy, CIEH  
10.15: Food Fraud across the Supply Chain: The Latest Approach and Regulation  
Speaker: Giles Chapman, Head of Intelligence, National Food Crime Unit 10.35: Questions, Panel and Open Discussion  
 
11.00: Refreshments and exhibition  
 
11.30: Workshops  
 
- The Growing Trend of Insects as Food and Feed  
Speaker: Darja Dobermann, PhD Researcher in Nutrition, University of Nottingham & Rothamsted Research  
 
- Commercial Kitchen Filtration and Control  
Workshop delivered by Purified Air, Speaker TBC  
 
- Blockchain: The Digital Revolution in Food Safety  
Speakers: Sterling Crew, Chair Food Safety Group, Institute of Food Science and Technology  
James Flynn, CTO, Primority Ltd., Co-Founder of Global Food Blockchain Initiative    
 
12.30: Lunch Break  
 
13.30: Welcome Back  
Chair: Dawn Welham, President, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health  
 
13.35: The New Guidance on Acrylamide Mitigation in Food Speaker: Tracey Smith, Chemical Contaminants Senior Policy Advisor, Food Standards Agency  
 
13.55: The Novel Food Regulations 2018: Changes in Approval of Novel Foods  
Speaker: Alison Sharper, Principal Food Law Adviser, Campden BRI Group  
14.15: UK Meat Scandals: Lessons Learned  
Speaker TBC  
14.35: Questions, Panel and Open Discussion  
 
15.00: Refreshments and exhibition  
15.30: Workshops  
 
- The Growing Trend of Insects as Food and Feed  
Speaker: Darja Dobermann, PhD Researcher in Nutrition, University of Nottingham & Rothamsted Research  
 
- Commercial Kitchen Filtration and Control  
Workshop delivered by Purified Air, Speaker TBC  
 
- Blockchain: The Digital Revolution in Food Safety  
Speakers: Sterling Crew, Chair Food Safety Group, Institute of Food Science and Technology  
James Flynn, CTO, Primority Ltd., Co-Founder of Global Food Blockchain Initiative  

16.30: Collect CPD and depart 
 
▼ Speakers 

Dawn Welham
 
  Dawn Welham, President, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Conference Chair


Dawn Welham FCIEH was appointed President-Elect of CIEH in July 2017 and, following a 30-year career, comes to the role with an in-depth knowledge of the fresh food, grocery and retail sectors covering product development, store operations and global supply chains. Having first joined CIEH as a member in 1987, Dawn’s last role was as Technical Director for Authenticate IS, a supply chain mapping service, having joined from SAI Global, a multi-national risk management consultancy with head offices in Sydney, Australia where she was Global Technical Director. Most of Dawn’s career was spent working with Asda Walmart as Technical Director which covered the whole of the supply base and operational food compliance. Prior to this role, Dawn served as Asda’s Head of Trading Law focusing on the operational side of the business. Dawn started her career with Wakefield Council where she stayed for 12 years.
     
Michael Jackson
 
  Michael Jackson, Head of Regulatory Standards and Assurance, Food Standards Agency

In November 2017 Michael was appointed to the position of Head of Regulatory Standards and Assurance working full time on the FSA’s Regulating Our Future Programme. Michael is leading the teams developing the new target operating model for food law regulation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and is Chair of the Professions Expert Advisory Group. Prior to moving to this programme Michael was Head of Local Authority Policy and Delivery within the FSA’s Northern Ireland office. Michael obtained an Honours Degree in Environmental Health from the University of Ulster in 1985 and has worked for over thirty years in the NI public sector, predominantly in the area of food safety. Prior to joining the Food Standards Agency he worked in Belfast City Council where he managed the Food Safety Team.Michael is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.
     
Sterling Crew
 
  Sterling Crew FCIEH.FRSPH.FIFST.

Sterling is an EHP. He is Strategic Advisor at the Shield Safety Group and sits on boards at the Global Food Blockchain Initiative, Campden BRI and Eurofins. He has 35 years’ experience of working in the field of international food safety, governance, communication and regulation. He started his career in local government before a successful track history in retailing with Marks and Spencer and Tesco. He has also worked in the branded environment for Coca Cola and Disney and two manufacturers. Sterling’s experience as a regulator, retailer, brand owner and manufacturer has given him a unique perspective of the challenges in the global food supply network
     
Darja Dobermann
 
  Darja Dobermann, PhD Researcher in Nutrition, University of Nottingham & Rothamsted Research

Darja works at the intersection of her key research interests: maternal and child nutrition, malnutrition interventions, entomophagy and low-input sustainable aquaculture. She is examining nutritional levels of black crickets (gryllus bimaculatus) and black soldier fly larvae (hermetia illucens) as food and feed. Trials with crickets aim to improve their survival on bio-wastes; trials with black soldier fly larvae are looking at their use to reduce manure waste and to improve traditional low-input fish feed. Darja also works on a joint project, with Charlotte Payne at the University of Cambridge and funded by the Barilla Centre for Food and Nutrition. This project aims to develop a way of breeding shea caterpillars (cirina butryospermi) domestically; the caterpillars are a prized food source in Burkina Faso. Before starting these PhD studies, Darja completed an MSc in Research Sociology (Distinction) at the University of Edinburgh and a BA in Psychology (Honours with Distinction) at the University of Victoria. Her experience in social sciences provides keen insight into how best to implement interventions within local communities. Darja is also a director of the Woven Network CIC, a UK community interest company that aims to support businesses and academics working on insects for food and feed.
     
Alison Sharper
 


 
Alison Sharper, Principal Food Law Adviser, Campden BRI Group

Alison joined Campden BRI in October 2007 and is the Principal Food Law Adviser within the Food Law Advisory Team. Alison is responsible for the provision of information, advice, training and consultancy on EU and UK food legislation issues to Campden BRI’s member companies. Alison who is a food science graduate from Nottingham University has over 23 years of food legislation experience gained within the food consultancy area. Alison has written a blog for the Campden BRI website on the new novel foods Regulation and also contributed to other publications on this subject area.
     
Giles Chapman
 
  Giles Chapman, Head of Intelligence, National Food Crime Unit

Giles is currently Head of Intelligence in the FSA’s National Food Crime Unit. He joined the team, shortly after its inception, in 2015 and his work to date has included the delivery of world-leading, insightful intelligence analysis, exploring and explaining the food crime threat. Prior to joining the NFCU, Giles worked for over a decade for the Metropolitan Police exploring a wide variety of serious criminality. He has a young family and lives in London.

 
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