Food safety is at the forefront of protecting public health, though the ripple effects of the pandemic, have made safeguarding measures challenging. Reduced training, back logs of local authority inspections, and staff shortages are just some of the dilemmas that are facing the sector.
Beyond understanding the continued need for improved standards through public policy and greater technology, sustainability is firmly on the menu, with food waste contributing to 8-10% of global greenhouse gases. Are we currently doing enough to fight this problem or are we simply giving it “the sniff test”?
Despite the ongoing vigilance required across the food landscape, this is also an exciting time for the sector, as FSA Chief Executive Emily Miles points out:
“A shift in the way we consume protein could ensure that we use less carbon in food production; genomics could improve the traceability of food; while digital innovation along the entire food chain offers unprecedented new opportunities for consumer choice”
Join us for SPD’s seventh Food Safety Conference, where we look to examine and discuss all the key issues ranging from supply chain complications, achieving Natasha’s Law, food fraud and everything in between.
We look forward to welcoming you to our return to face to face events!