Food contamination is a major issue that the European, and global, food industry faces today. A one day seminar in the UK will examine how the industry can respond to the challenge and devise a strategy to cope.
Over the last two years there has been a great deal of activity, at a European level, to develop legislation that covers a wide range of chemical contaminants and residues in foods. Lead, cadmium, mercury, 3-MCPD, dioxins, aflatoxins have already come under scrutiny, and the list is set to grow as knowledge and analytical capabilities advance.
The food safety workshop, 'Food Contaminants Policy - reducing company risk', and organised by Reading Scientific Services, will take place at the Society of Chemical Industry in London on 26 February 2003. The workshop will feature a number of speakers from the industry, government and media to include Sainsbury's, Nestle, BBC and the Food Standards Agency.