IFST Food Law Group event: 'Asking the right questions: theory and practice'

Organised by IFST Food Law Group

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has been working for a few years on its ‘Regulating Our Future’ project, looking first at the processes for food business registration and subsequent checks by enforcement agencies and now reviewing the processes for enforcing food standards. This event will provide an update on both areas of work by the FSA, with an overview of the progress and benefits of the new registration process and a summary of the ongoing work on food standards. 

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is aiming for a sustainable approach to food safety regulation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, encouraging businesses to change behaviours to benefit consumers. Between now and 2020, the FSA plans to implement and deliver a new regulatory model for food, known as their ‘Regulating Our Future’ project. This IFST Food Law Group event provides an update from two FSA speakers on the progress of Regulating Our Future, looking at the changes to processes for food business registration and subsequent checks by enforcement agencies, and the current review of the processes for enforcing food standards. Following these updates on the theory, the event also includes a presentation by Trading Standards on how the ‘Regulating Our Future’ changes are being put into practice ‘on the ground’, and what the impact might be on UK enforcement in the future.                  


10:45  Registration

Sam Jennings, Chair IFST Food Law Steering Group


Regulating Our Future: New business registration process and other incoming changes
Beverley Küster, Head of Enhanced Registration, Regulatory Compliance Division, Food Standards Agency


Regulating Our Future: Update on the food standards programme
Nathan Philippo, Head of Segmentation and Standards, Food Standards Agency

12:05 Break

Regulating Our Future: Putting theory into practice
David Pickering, Trading Standards Manager, Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards

12:45 Q&A Panel Session
13:10 Closing comments
13:15 Lunch & Networking
14:00 - 14:45 Post-event: Food Law Group Meeting - feel free to stay and join a discussion on what the group has to offer

 Please note that the programme is subject to change.

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