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.

Programme

10:45  Registration
11:00

Welcome

Sam Jennings, Chair IFST Food Regulatory Group

11:05

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

11:35

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

John Figgins, Technical Specialist on Food, BRCGS

12:05 Break
12:15

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

12:45

Q&A Panel Session

13:10 Closing comments
13:15 Lunch and Networking

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. 

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.

Check IFST policies section for information about cancellations and amendments.