January 2016

Science supporting trust in food

Book now to hear leading experts discuss the role of science in supporting trust, authenticity and integrity in the food chain at the 2016 Government Chemist conference 

Scientists, regulators, enforcement agencies, industry and policy makers are invited to join the Government Chemist for the 2016 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 21-22 June, will feature a line-up of top experts from government, industry and regulatory bodies discussing the challenges that face the food sector. The conference will be opened by the Government Chemist, followed by a keynote presentation by Professor Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, on the recently published report ‘Forensic Science and beyond: authenticity, provenance and assurance’. The conference programme will link the themes of authenticity, safety and fraud in the food supply network and will include presentations on:

  • The Food Authenticity Network
  • Role of the UK customs laboratory in combating food and consumer goods fraud
  • Referee case outcomes
  • DNA sequencing for food authentication
  • FoodIntegrity.eu: a European resource for combating food fraud
  • Allergen detection and management.

The conference will also include an exhibitors’ area.

Get the latest conference information at the Government Chemist website

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.

For more information click here.