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The Food Strategy White Paper and next steps for the UK’s food system

Morning, Wednesday, 20th April 2022

This conference is discussing the key priorities for the UK food system stemming from the Government’s forthcoming Food Strategy White Paper, which will respond to the independent review and recommendations of the National Food Strategy.

Sessions in the agenda will look at:

  • Key and emerging trends in the UK food supply and the recommendations of the National Food Strategy
  • Perspectives on the Government’s Food Strategy White Paper
  • Assessing the role of regulation in developing and monitoring an improved food system
  • Key considerations for future trade agreements and strategic priorities for taking forward the government’s response to the Trade and Agriculture Commission: Final report
  • Public health, policy, and priorities for improving accessibility to healthy food
  • Developing a holistic food strategy - an international perspective
  • Next steps from the National Food Strategy White Paper and linking with wider government policy

Keynote Speaker

Professor Susan Jebb

Chair, Food Standards Agency


Baroness McIntosh of Pickering

Co-Vice Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Food and Drink

Ian Byrne MP

Vice Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on the National Food Strategy


Nicholas Saphir

Chairman, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)

Andy Richardson

Head of Corporate Affairs, Volac; and Chair, Food and Drink Wales Industry Board

Anna Taylor

Executive Director, The Food Foundation; and Chief Independent Adviser, National Food Strategy

Professor Tom MacMillan

Elizabeth Creak Chair in Rural Policy and Strategy, Royal Agricultural University; Expert Advisor, Food, Farming & Countryside Commission; and Policy Advisor, National Food Strategy

Speaker confirmed from the Food and Drink Sector Council

Andrew Selley

Chief Executive, Bidcorp UK

Kristin Bash

Chair, Food Specialist Interest Group, Faculty of Public Health; and Honorary Lecturer, Public Health, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield

Sue Davies

Head of Consumer Rights and Food Policy, Which?

Daniel Roff

Deputy Director, Agri-Food Strategy, Defra