This event, presented by Food Allergy Aware & Blake Morgan, will explore a fictional scenario of food allergic and coeliac customers being served food that has been incorrectly labelled. The legal responsibilities of each entity involved in the supply chain of food will be examined as well as the concept of due diligence within the industry and product recall.

Everyone involved in a food business has a legal responsibility to ensure that the products they supply are correctly described and safe to consume. The costs of getting it wrong are high. Failure to control risks in food safety can result in a criminal prosecution – regardless of whether any harm has been caused or not.

Join us in this Mock Trial and you, the delegates, will assist the Judge in conducting the sentencing exercise and applying guidelines for sentencing that came into force in February 2016. Since being introduced these guidelines have resulted in a significant increase in penalties for offenders.  You will be able to have the opportunity to be the jury in breakout groups deciding on key points in the final sentencing of the defendant.


Registration - Coffee & Networking

Welcome & Introductions – Ruth Holroyd – What Allergy

Round Table Networking

Mock Trial Part 1 – Setting the Scene The Prosecution 

Refreshments Break

Mock Trial Part 2 – The Defense

Lunch Break

Mock Trial Part 3 – The Judge’s summing up, The Jury Deliberation and Sentencing

  • Allergy Action – Dr Hazel Gowland – Past Cases:  Lessons learnt  and Best practice 
  • Case Study – Nandos – Robert Kitchen
  • The FreeFrom market – where we are today! – Cressida Langlands
  • Case Study – Centre Parcs – Damaein Houghton
  • Food Standards Agency – Natasha’s Law – PPDS What it means for hospitality 
  • Reporting – Incidents & Near Misses – Caroline Benjamin


Agenda can be subject  to change 

Standard Ticket – £205. Group discounts available on request