The Future of Food: Standards, Safety and Security

Confirmed to Speak:

  • Paul Brereton, Head of Agri-Food Research, FERA
  • Eoghan Daly, Senior Manager - Forensic and Counter Fraud Services, Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP
  • Sue Davies, Strategic Policy Advisor, Which?
  • Graham Neale, Healthy Communities Consultant (Event Chair)
  • Further Speakers TBA


Food, drink and catering accounts for 11% of the UK’s economic activity, and it is worth up to £200bn every year. The 2013 horse meat scandal, however, exposed significant flaws within this industry. Although improvements have since been made, food suppliers continue to regularly recall products due to contamination or mislabelling. Further, food crime and fraud continues to be a significant issue, compromising safety for consumers. With Brexit looming, more still needs to be done in order to ensure high levels of food standards, safety and security.

Attend this Westminster Briefing event to explore what the future holds for food standards, safety and security in the UK. Discuss the possible impacts of Brexit on food standards, and learn from national good practice when it comes to inspection and enforcement.

Key Issues to Be Addressed:

  • Preparing for the possible impacts of Brexit on food standards, safety and security
  • Overview of the Food Standards Agency’s strategic plan and its potential effect on the food industry
  • Developing collaboration to ensure LAs and businesses jointly ensure food standards
  • Responding effectively to outbreaks or contamination in the supply chain
  • Tackling food crime: ensuring the integrity of food to protect consumers
  • Countering fraud in the food industry: testing for authenticity & promoting resilience
  • Good practice examples of local authorities and businesses ensuring high standards
  • Effectively dealing with regulatory non-compliance locally

The Event:

The morning session will focus upon improving food standards, safety and security in your area. In this session, you will learn about the possible impacts of Brexit on food standards and safety and explore ways to respond effectively to emerging challenges.

The afternoon session will demonstrate examples of good practice in inspection and enforcement from across the country. Learn how others effectively deal with examples of regulatory non-compliance and discuss your issues with likeminded peers

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from, but not limited to: local authorities; inspection officers; trading standards officers; food safety professionals; environmental health officers; enforcement agencies; police services; retailers; food business operators; food industry professionals; standards managers and anybody with an interest in improving food standards, safety and security in their area.


For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.


Wednesday 22nd November 2017

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Private Sector | 1 Place:£295  | 2+ Places:£245 each
Public Sector  | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each

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