A one-day food safety update

In association with the British Hospitality Association, this conference will hear expert speakers discuss, share and update on the latest topics relating to food and food safety. Come and learn about:

  • Regulating our future – what is it all about?
  • Helping new food businesses succeed
  • The impact of sentencing guidelines – outcome of recent prosecutions – what it means for the industry?
  • How will the Childhood Obesity Strategy shape food businesses?
  • Innovations for safety
  • Food fraud and how to tackle it
  • Up and coming trends, new regulations, consequences of Brexit
  • How do we continue to protect the public?
Chaired by Professor Lisa Ackerley, Food Safety Adviser, British Hospitality Association and Acoura Consulting, Visiting Professor University of Salford
Who should attend?

This conference will provide an excellent opportunity to update on the issues surrounding food safety. It will deliver essential learning for those working in food hygiene and safety, the retail industry, the meat industry and anyone involved in the preparation of food and will be particularly relevant for Environmental Health Practitioners, Food Safety Trainers and Food Manufacturers.

5 CPD points available


9:30 Registration and Coffee

10.00 Opening remarks Professor Lisa Ackerley, Food Safety Adviser, British Hospitality Association and Acoura Consulting, Visiting Professor, University of Salford

10:10 Food poisoning update Bob Adak, Head, Gastrointestinal Disease Surveillance, National Infection Service, Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control

10.40 New regulations and new rules – the impact of sentencing guidelines a case study Kathryn Gilbertson, (Business Defence) Greenwoods Solicitors LLP and Professor David Travers QC, 6 Pump Court

11:10 Questions and Answers

11:20 Refreshments

11.40 The Childhood Obesity Strategy Wan Mak, Head of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sodexo UK & Ireland

12:10 Industry response to the Obesity Strategy Sue Howlett, Food Technical and Quality Systems Manager, WSH

12.40 Questions and Answers

12.50 Lunch

13.40 Counter Fraud Good Practice: what the food and drink industry can learn from other sectors Eoghan Daly, Manager, Forensic and Counter Fraud Services, Crowe Clark Whitehill

14.10 Fish and sustainability - fraud and how to tackle it? Martin Gill, Managing Director, Acoura Marine

14.40 Regulating our future Nina Purcell, Director of Wales and Local Delivery, Food Standards Agency

15:10 Refreshments

15:30 Regulating our future - panel session and debate Lisa Ackerley, chair; Nina Purcell, Consumer board chair; Darryl Thomson, Head of Safety, Mitchells & Butlers; Euan MacAuslan, Senior Training Advisor, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea; Jenny Morris, Food Safety Advisor, Morrjen Consulting Ltd

16.10 Questions and Answers

16.30 Closing remarks

Programme, timings and speakers are subject to change

Booking information
  • RSPH members and Special Interest Group members: £150 (early bird £115)
  • BHA Members: £150 (early bird £115)
  • Public sector and charities: £175 (early bird £142)
  • Private sector: £235 (early bird £195)

Book before 31 March 2016 to get early bird rates on all fees

Become a member of RSPH and get up to £85 off your booking! Find out more here.

Places are limited and on a first come, first served basis.

Cheques must be made payable to RSPH. Please note, places are guaranteed only upon receipt of payment and payments must be received by RSPH 4 weeks prior to the conference.


Substitutions can be made at any time. If notification is received 8 weeks prior to the course, a full refund will be made minus an administration charge of £40. Cancellations received after this time will receive no refund. Please note that notification of cancellation must be made in writing. The organisers reserve the right to change the timings and/or identity of the speakers.

For enquiries, please call Joely Campbell on 020 7265 7378 or email.

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