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Beating the cheats: Quality, safety and authenticity in the food chain

19 Sep 2014
Book now to hear leading experts discuss food fraud, authenticity and safety at the 2014 Government Chemist conference.

Scientists, regulators, enforcement agencies, industry and policy makers are invited to join the Government Chemist for the 2014 conference at The Royal Society, London to discuss topics relating to food fraud, food authenticity and food safety.
The conference, which will take place on 24-25 November, will feature a line-up of top experts from government, industry and regulatory bodies discussing the challenges that face the food sector.
This year’s conference follows the successful events in 2010 and 2012 and has become an essential event in the calendars of those involved in ensuring the safety, quality and authenticity of food and animal feeds.
The two-day event, themed “Beating the cheats” will include presentations on:
  • The integrity and assurance of food supply networks
  • Government food integrity and authenticity programmes
  • Food information regulations
  • Referee case outcomes
  • Quantification of meat species DNA
  • Allergen detection
  • How to engage with the media.
The conference will also include an exhibitors’ area.

Get the latest conference information on the web or on Twitter #beatingthecheats
About the Government Chemist
LGC has a history dating back to 1842 and has been home to the UK Government Chemist for more than 100 years. In this role, we resolve scientific disputes mainly in the food and feed sectors, give advice to regulators and industry, and carry out research.
As the Government Chemist, we have a statutory function as a referee analyst under several acts of Parliament which focus on public protection, value for money and consumer choice. Regulatory areas where our advice may be important include the quality of food, animal feed, pesticides, medicines and chemicals.