IFST Food Regulatory Group: Diving into Due Diligence

Organised by IFST's Food Regulatory Group 

Many companies do not know what they should be doing in terms of Due Diligence and they are not aware of who can assist. A lot of education is thus required. This event will discuss the theory and realities of due diligence, what to do in the event of an issue and the potential penalties if due diligence is not followed.


10:45  Registration


Sam Jennings, Chair IFST Food Regulatory Group


The theory of due diligence, its necessity under food law and implications if it is not followed

Richard Hyde, Professor of Law, Regulation and Governance, University of Nottingham


Corrective and Preventive Actions: Managing the immediate and protecting the future

John Figgins, Technical Specialist on Food, BRCGS

12:05 Break

Practicalities: Why enforcers use the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 for food safety cases and the effect of this on due diligence

Kathryn Gilbertson, Partner and Head of Regulatory, Greenwoods GRM LLP


Q&A Panel Session

13:10 Closing comments
13:15 Lunch and Networking
13:45 Food Regulatory Group members meeting
15:00 End

Please note that the programme is subject to change.

Who should attend? Industry representatives, policy makers and enforcement representatives from the food and beverage sectors with an interest.

A short meeting hosted by members of the Food Regulatory Group will follow the event. All participants are invited to attend. 

Cost: £10 for IFST Members, £47 for Non-Members (includes one year’s IFST Associate Membership)

Event Sponsor

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following for sponsoring the event:



Disclaimer: Please note that photographs and footage will be taken throughout the event. If you do not wish to be included, there will be a non-consent form on the day.

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