March 2016

Government Chemist represented at Food Law in Practice Conference

Michael Walker, of the Government Chemist programme, spoke at The Institute of Food Safety, Integrity & Protection (TiFSiP) ‘Food Law in Practice Conference’ in London on 16 March 2016.

Michael joined a distinguished panel of speakers including a High Court judge and two senior barristers to discuss recent food law developments that have significant implications for food businesses and enforcement officers. The conference, attended by 130 delegates was designed to provide guidance and explain the implications of recent changes in food law to ensure compliance insight.

In his talk Michael covered the statutory role of the Government Chemist and routes of technical appeal in the UK food and feed control system illustrated by examples of casework. Michael was also interviewed by TiFSiP on the role of a referee analyst in food fraud and authenticity testing and the need for collaboration to fulfil this role.
Michael will also be speaking at the Government Chemist Conference on 21 to 22 June 2016 where he will cover a number of referee casework outcomes of the Government Chemist. To get the latest conference updates see the Government Chemist website or follow on Twitter via #trustinfoodgc16