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Science supporting trust in food: book by Friday

Delegates have until 17 June to register for the Government Chemist conference, featuring the Government Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Mark Walport

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Discover the latest cutting edge analytical methods and research developments in the areas of food fraud, food authenticity and food safety in the 2-day Government Chemist conference ‘Science supporting trust in food’.

Single day tickets cost £145 + VAT (£174) or a 2-day ticket costs £210 + VAT (£252).

The Government Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Mark Walport will open the conference on 21 June with a keynote presentation on his second annual report ‘Forensic science and beyond: authenticity, provenance and assurance’. He will provide an overview of the report and the application of forensic techniques to answer the three questions upon which trustworthy food markets depend. How do we know that an item of food is what it is claimed to be? How can we assure ourselves of it provenance? And how can we assure the identity of the individual or organisation supplying the food?

Over the two days, speakers from a variety of organisations will present on the different institutes that have a role in ensuring the safety of our food. Jon Griffin, from the Association of Public Analysts, will discuss the role of the Public Analyst Service now and in the future. Andy Morling will present on the function of the National Food Crime Unit. Jacqui McElhiney will introduce the new public sector food body for Scotland, Food Standards Scotland, and Selvarani Elahi, LGC, will provide an introduction to the Food Authenticity Network, a Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) initiative to help bring together those involved in food authenticity testing.

Other topics that will be covered include food crime, the use of molecular biology techniques in food identification and authentication, and the challenges around identifying, measuring and managing food allergens.

Science supporting trust in food

21-22 June 2016 The Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Download the conference programme and booking form

Government Chemist Conference 2016 programme and booking form

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Published 13 June 2016