Online conference: Food Fraud and Authenticity


25th May 10am - 1pm




Professor Lisa Ackerley FRSPH Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner, Managing Director of Public Health Company Ltd

Sterling Crew, Chair Food Authenticity Network, Co-Founders of Kitchen Conversation

Speakers and sessions

  • Food fraud; the global menace - Professor Chris Elliott, OBE, Professor of Food Safety and founder of the Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast
  • The Food Authenticity Network – what’s new? -  Selvarani Elahi, Deputy Government Chemist
  • Food fraud in a digital market – Your chance to ask questions with an interactive panel session Food Standards Agency -  Steve Smith, Head of Outreach National Food Crime Unit
Event Programme

Food fraud is a crime that is big business, and the final consumer is only one of the victims. This murky and complex area will be discussed by our speakers and you will have your chance to ask them questions during the panel session

Our distinguished speakers will unravel the mysteries of food crime and food authenticity, answering questions about:

  • What is food fraud?
  • How can we detect fraud?
  • What are the signs?
  • What do government agencies do to protect consumers?
  • What is food authenticity and how do scientists determine food authenticity?
  • What can we do to protect ourselves as consumers or business owners from food fraud in the supply chain?
  • What does the future hold for food fraud?
  • Is COVID or Brexit important?
Booking information

Event information


  • RSPH member ticket: £35 
  • Public sector and charities: £45 
  • Private sector: £55 


Online seminar

On the day

Event registration start from 10am and the conference runs until 1pm