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GC conference: Safe food for tomorrow's world

The Government Chemist biennial conference will take place on 24 - 25 June 2020 at the Royal Society of Chemistry in central London

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The Government Chemist conference will focus on topics around safeguarding the future safety, authenticity and sustainability of our food

A 2-day conference, ‘Safe food for tomorrow’s world) will take place on 24-25 June 2020.

The conference will be opened by Gideon Henderson, Chief Scientific Adviser, Defra after a brief introduction by Dr Julian Braybrook, Government Chemist.

Safe food for tomorrow's world

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Scientists, regulators, enforcement agencies, industry and policy makers are invited to join the Government Chemist at the Royal Society of Chemistry in central London to discuss future challenges in the manufacturing, packaging, retailing and testing of food that is safe and consumers can trust.

The conference programme will include talks on national and international perspectives on food fraud and food integrity assurance, advances and challenges in allergen testing, and health implications for consumers.

Registrations for the conference will open in January. Sign up for alerts to keep up to date!

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Published 20 December 2019