The annual conference of the Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC), an independent company that carries out food testing and analysis, will take place on 21-22 June 2016. This meeting brings together scientists, regulators, enforcement agencies, industry, and policy makers to discuss food fraud, authenticity and safety.
Ahead of the conference, a panel of experts came to the SMC to discuss these issues and update journalists on the progress made in food safety and authenticity in the years since the horse meat scandal. This was an opportunity to hear about:
Mr Michael Walker, Consultant Referee Analyst, Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC)
Ms Selvarani Elahi, Deputy Government Chemist, LGC, & Coordinator of the Food Authenticity Network
Prof. Richard Evershed, Professor of Biogeochemistry, University of Bristol