On Wednesday 12 October delegates at our conference will be attending 1 of 12 different study visits. This week we want to feature 3 of these visits where there is still time to register.
Assuring safety of Meat and Poultry
Smithfield is the largest wholesale meat market in the UK and one of the largest of its kind in Europe. More than 100,000 tonnes of meat and associated products pass through Smithfield each year. Delegates will visit the market with the City of London Environmental Health Team, Food Standards Agency, National Federation of Meat and Food Traders and then visit the offices of the British Meat Processors Association to discuss safety and compliance challenges facing the sector.
Public Health at Airports
London Gatwick airport is the second largest international airport in the UK and 9th busiest in Europe. The main types of food that are imported through London Gatwick Airport are highly perishable products such as fruits, vegetables, meat and fish. Delegates will visit the Port Health team at Crawley Bough Council servicing the Port Health needs of London Gatwick Airport together with the Food Standards Agency, Fresh Produce Consortium, International Meat Traders Association to discuss how official controls are operated effectively whilst minimising delays.
Modernising Health and Safety
It is 40 years since the Health and Safety at Work Act received Royal Assent, providing a new regulatory framework for work place health and safety in Great Britain. This has helped make Britain one of the safest places in the world to work, saving thousands of lives, preventing many more injuries at work and reducing the economic and social costs of health and safety failures. Delegates will visit a major London infrastructure project and hear from the UK Health and Safety Executive, and businesses involved on development of the HSE’s new strategy and future approach to securing the delivery of work place health and safety.
Register attendance at one of the following through EventBrite.