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Listeria, legislation, the law and food practices to be discussed at British World Food Safety Day event


The Royal Society for Public Health in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has organized a World Food Safety Day event entitled “Listeria: legislation, the law and food practices”.

This in-person conference will take place in Birmingham and is aimed at enforcement officers, food safety managers, food manufacturers, food business owners and anybody with an interest in food safety. Chaired by Professor Lisa Ackerley, Director of Public Health and Hygiene Engagement at Reckitt Benckiser, and Kathryn Gilbertson, partner at Harrison Clark Rickerbys solicitors, the event will provide an update on the EU’s proposed changes to testing and establishing the shelf-life of foods, specifically in relation to control of Listeria monocytogenes. The proposed changes would have a particular impact on chilled food production, changing testing regimes and potentially increasing costs.

Speakers include Solveig Langsrud, Senior Scientist, Nofima, Ruth Sheret, Harrison Clark Rickerbys and Karin Goodburn MBE, Director General, Chilled Food Associates.

Topics include:

  • The microbiological risks to consumers from Listeria monocytogenes
  • The current legislation
  • Proposed legislation changes and their impact
  • Industry responses to the proposed changes
  • Evidence requirements to defend personal injury claims for food poisoning
  • The relevant food safety messages for consumers in the home
  • The role of people’s beliefs and food practices on exposure to Listeria

Date:   7 June
Time:    11.00–14.30 hours British Summer Time (BST)

Register here