Food fraud was in the spotlight last year during the horsemeat scandal, and food safety has been brought to the fore again recently following the detection of campylobacter in some supermarket chickens. The Laboratory of the Government Chemist, a company that carries out food testing and analysis, will be having their annual conference later in November.
Ahead of this conference a number of the speakers came to the SMC to talk to journalists about various aspects of food safety, food testing, food fraud, supplements and food authenticity, including:
Mr Michael Walker, Consultant Referee Analyst, Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC)
Prof Chris Elliott, Chair of Food Safety, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB)
Dr Heidi Goenaga-Infante, Principal Scientist, Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC)
Dr Phil Dunn, Researcher, Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC)
Dr Frieda Jorgensen, Microbiology Services, Food Water and Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health England (PHE)