Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

Conferences that are scheduled to take place before September will be conducted online.
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The future of food regulation - local regulation and enforcement, food standards, and the future of the regulatory system

Morning, Tuesday, 8th September 2020

Online

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.


The agenda

  • 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.



Keynote Speaker

Heather Hancock

Chair, Food Standards Agency

Keynote Speakers

Michael Bell

Executive Director, Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association

Charles Nancarrow

Director, Trade and Regulation, National Audit Office

Heather Hancock

Chair, Food Standards Agency

Chairs

Rt Hon the Lord Whitty

Member, House of Lords Food, Poverty, Health and Environment Committee

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering

Member, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

Speakers

Sue Davies

Head of Consumer Protection and Food Policy, Which?

Dr Emily Lydgate

Senior Lecturer, Sussex Law School, University of Sussex

Matthew Rymer

Founding Director, Happerley

Kate Nicholls

Chief Executive, UKHospitality

Jon Averns

Director of Markets and Consumer Protection, City of London