In the context of risk control, and the current news and science surrounding allergies, this conference will hear expert speakers discuss and debate the latest thinking on risks involved in producing, delivering and consuming safe food.

Speakers will provide a broad overview of food safety and the risks involved in producing, delivering and consuming safe food, focusing on allergies, food fraud and novel foods.

Come and learn about:

  • Recent food safety outbreaks and case studies
  • Allergies – what are the risks?
  • Risk control
  • Managing complex global supply chains
  • Food Fraud
  • Clean Meat
  • Chlorinated Chicken
  • Allergies a Lawyer's perspective
  • The role of IT and mobile technology
  • Product recall

Delegates will also learn about clean meat and the groundbreaking technology to revolutionise the global food system without antibiotics, E. coli, Salmonella or waste contamination.

View the full event programme or for more information, please email us.

Who should attend?

This conference is an essential update for those working in food retail, food manufacturing and food service, industry stakeholders and health professionals.

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 Practitioners, Food Safety Trainers and Food Manufacturers.

Event programme

09:30 - Registration and Coffee

10.00 - Welcome and introduction Chair Professor Lisa Ackerley, Food Safety Adviser, UKHospitality, Visiting Professor, University of Salford

10:10 - Food safety - can we keep up with the risks? Case studies of recent challenges Professor Lisa Ackerley, Food Safety Adviser, UKHospitality, Visiting Professor University of Salford and Eric Smith, Managing Director, Eric Smith Associates

10.40 - Food Fraud, not just a financial problem? Examination of the food safety risks Eoghan Daly, Director, Forensic Services, Crowe UK LLP

11:10 - Refreshments

11:40 - Kathryn Gilbertson, (Regulatory and Compliance) Greenwoods GRM LLP

12.10 - Allergies – what are the risks? Dr Hazel Gowland, Food allergy expert

12.40 - Questions and Answers

13:00 - Lunch

13.45 - Clean meat and chlorinated chicken explained Grant Cropper, Environmental Compliance and Training Manager, WorldAware

14.15 - Ensuring a safe food supply

14.45 - Refreshments

15:00 - The Role of Mobile Technology in Darryl Thomson, recent Head of Safety, Mitchells Managing Allergens and Butlers

15.30 -  How do we enforce the regulations to protect the consumer? Tendy Lindsay, Council Member for Greater London, Chartered Trading Standards Institute and Former Member of the Food Standards Agency's Food Fraud Advisory Unit

16:00 - Tracey Colbert, Risk and Compliance Director, wagamama; Robert Kitchen, Head of Safety and Quality Assurance, Nando’s UK; Darryl Thomson, recent Head of Safety, Mitchells and Butlers

16:30 - Close


New Adelphi, The University of Salford, University Road, Salford, M5 4BR

From Salford Crescent train station - When you exit the station at the main door, turn left and then left again to walk down the slope (University Road). You will be able to see New Adelphi (the large grey building) ahead of you to the right.