News article

Food allergy conference

12 September 2019

The Government Chemist is collaborating with the Institute of Global Food Security (IGFS) to run a one day conference 

The Government Chemist is collaborating with IGFS in Queen’s University Belfast, to run a one day conference, ‘Food Allergy – Human, analytical and regulatory implications’.

Event content 
With a special focus on helping SMEs understand more about food allergy, the conference in Belfast brings together:

  • well-known experts in the fields of food allergens
  • specialists from the food industry (both large and small companies, and caterers
  • researchers
  • enforcement officers
  • regulators

This special mix of scientific and practical input to the conference will provide a valuable opportunity to:

  • grow your knowledge base
  • learn from practical experiences
  • exchange ideas with peers

The enforcement perspective will represent both Northern Ireland views, as well as feedback from officers who have prosecuted a landmark manslaughter case in England. There will be a discussion on allergen analysis including new innovations, and reference materials and legal implications.

Find out more, including speaker information and the full programme.

Event details 
The event details are as follows:

Venue: Riddel Hall, Queens University Belfast
Date: 21 October 2019
Time: 09:30-17:00
Cost: £25 (£10 for students) 

Register for this event.

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