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Government Chemist Conference 2016

Details of the Government Chemist Conference 2016

A 2-day conference ‘Science supporting trust in food’ will take place on 21-22 June 2016. Scientists, regulators, enforcement agencies, industry and policy makers are invited to join the Government Chemist for the 2016 conference at The Royal Society, London to discuss topics relating to food fraud, food authenticity and food safety.

How much it costs

1 day: £110 + VAT (before 20 May 2016) £145 + VAT (after 20 May 2016)
2 days: £175 + VAT (before 20 May 2016) £210 + VAT (after 20 May 2016)

Conference dinner on 21 June: £60 + VAT

Conference venue

The Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Book your place

To reserve a place at the conference, download the booking form and send it via email or post to the Government Chemist Personal Assistant.

Government Chemist Personal Assistant
Sian Smith
Queens Road
TW11 0LY
Telephone 020 8943 7681
Fax 020 8943 2767

The Government Chemist will open the conference before a keynote presentation by Professor Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, on the recently published report ‘Forensic Science and beyond: authenticity, provenance and assurance’. The conference programme will link the themes of authenticity, safety and fraud in the food supply network and will include presentations on:

  • The Food Authenticity Network
  • Role of the UK customs laboratory in combating food and consumer goods fraud
  • Referee case outcomes
  • DNA sequencing for food authentication
  • a European resource for combating food fraud
  • Allergen detection and management.

The programme will include speakers from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Food Standards Agency, Food Standards Scotland, Association of Public Analysts, Campden BRI, FERA, Leatherhead Food Research, LGC and MRC Human Nutrition Research Elsie Widdowson Laboratory.

Who should attend?

The conference will be of interest to anyone involved in ensuring the safety, quality and authenticity of food and animal feeds, including:

  • Food and feed industry
  • Government
  • Food retailers
  • Consumer groups
  • Public analysts
  • Food scientists
  • Trading Standards Officers
  • Environmental Health Officers
  • Academics and the research community.