An essential update for EHOs and food safety professionals.

28 Portland Place, London W1B 1LY

Chaired by Professor Lisa Ackerley, Food safety Adviser, UKHospitality, Visiting Professor, University of Salford.

In association with UKHospitality, this conference will hear expert speakers discuss and debate the latest thinking on key food safety issues. Come and learn about:

  • Regulating our future
  • Acrylamide
  • The increasing importance of primary authorities
  • Genome sequencing
  • What should we learn from prosecutions?
  • Antibiotic resistance – new and emerging evidence
  • Protecting consumers with food allergies and intolerances
Who should attend?

This conference will provide an excellent opportunity to update on the current 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 Practitioners, Food Safety Trainers and Food Manufacturers.

Conference supporters
  • 09:30 Registration and coffee
  • 10:00 Opening remarks Professor Lisa Ackerley, Food safety Adviser, UKHospitality, Visiting Professor University of Salford
  • 10:10 An essential update on Regulating our Future Michael Jackson, Head of local Authority Policy and Delivery, FSA
  • 10:40 Acrylamide – the regulations simplified and in practice Dr Lisa Ackerley, Food safety Adviser, British Hospitality Association, Visiting Professor, University of Salford and Sterling Crew, Managing Director, SQS ltd, Chair, IFST Food Safety Group
  • 11:10 Questions and answers
  • 11:20 Refreshments
  • 11:40 The increasing importance of Primary Authorities Erica Sheward, Food Safety Specialist NRI University of Greenwich and BEIS (Department for Business, energy and Industrial Strategy) and representative from Cornwall Council Primary Authority
  • 12:10 Whole Genome Sequencing- linking up the sporadic cases – the new way to investigate Lesley Larkin, Epidemiologist (Surveillance Lead), Public Health England
  • 12:40 Questions and Answers
  • 12:50 Lunch
  • 13:50 Interactive food safety quiz Euan MacAuslan, Senior Training Advisor, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • 14:10 Claims and case studies Jatinder Paul, Associate Solicitor, Irwin Mitchell LLP
  • 14:40 Taking responsibility for consumer safety – allergies! Hazel Gowland, Allergy Action and representative from Mitchells & Butlers
  • 15:10 Refreshments
  • 15:35 Hygiene is everyone’s responsibility in a world of increasing antibiotic resistance Professor Sally Bloomfield, International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene, Hon Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • 16:10 Taking responsibility for your health – Panel session and debate All speakers
  • 16:30 Close
Booking information

Fees: (no VAT payable)

  • 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)

All public sector, charity and private sector bookings include one-year Associate membership with the Royal Society for Public Health. The RSPH membership team will be in contact after the conference to arrange this.

Book by Friday 25 May to receive early bird discount on all fees

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 rhe conference.

Cancellation: 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 any enquiries please call Joely Campbell on 020 7265 7378 or email.

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