Morning, Tuesday, 8th September 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference will examine key issues for the future of food regulation.
The conference is bringing together stakeholders with policy officials to consider options for future regulatory systems - including discussion about food standards and the impact of future trade deals on the UK’s future regulatory system.
It takes place with the Prime Minister confirming the Government’s position that the UK would reject any regulatory alignment with the EU in future trade talks.
Delegates will also discuss the way forward for local regulation and enforcement.
They will assess the implementation of the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) Regulating our Future programme - aimed at creating a more modern, flexible, and responsive regulatory system - and what more can be done to support local authorities and cater to an evolving and increasingly diverse and innovative sector.
Speakers and chair
There will be keynote contributions from:
- Heather Hancock, Chair, Food Standards Agency;
- Michael Bell, Executive Director, Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association; and
- Charles Nancarrow, Director, Trade and Regulation, National Audit Office.
Further confirmed speakers include: Sue Davies, Head of Consumer Protection and Food Policy, Which?; Dr Emily Lydgate, Senior Lecturer, Sussex Law School, University of Sussex and Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive, UKHospitality.
Rt Hon the Lord Whitty, Member, House of Lords Food, Poverty, Health and Environment Committee has kindly agreed to chair part of this seminar.
- Analysing the implementation of new regulatory systems and preparing for the future trading relationship with the EU and beyond;
- Ensuring value for money in food safety and standards;
- Improving food regulation and enforcement at a local level - supporting local authorities, engaging businesses, utilising data to develop inspections and learning from best practice;
- Cross border collaboration and regulatory cooperation; and
- Priorities for the regulatory system - food standards, maintaining an agile approach, and the impact of future trading relationship options.
Engagement with policy officials at this conference
Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum conferences typically attract strong interest from policymakers. This seminar will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: the Food Standards Agency; Defra; DFID and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.