Improving Food Safety in a Changing World | Highfield
Improving Food Safety in a Changing World


Thursday 13 June 2019, Birmingham



Improving Food Safety in a Changing World is the must-attend food safety conference of 2019. Aimed at anyone working in food retail, food manufacturing or the food service sectors, as well as trainers and environmental health practitioners, key topics from our panel of globally renowned speakers will include:

Key challenges

What are the key challenges in food safety over the next few years? And how should food safety professionals address them? Our speakers will look at upcoming issues and how best to prepare for them.

Hot topic: Brexit

It’s the topic nobody can get away from, and the food sector potentially stands to be affected more than most. This conference will look at potential outcomes, possible scenarios and how to prepare.

Media & scrutiny

Food safety issues are never far from the media, along with public and government scrutiny. Find out how to avoid being in that situation in the first place, and how to stop a bad situation turning into a worse situation.

Improving food safety in practice

The quest for improved food safety never ends. We’ll look at best practice, benchmarking and authoritative practical guidance on what good food safety looks like.

Effective implementation of changing regulations

Legislation is always a given. This conference will look at the changing face of food legislation, implementing it effectively and how to adapt to and embrace change.

Expert Q&A

Got a burning question on one of the hot issues of the moment you need a steer on? Our conference speakers are all experts in their fields and will be on hand to answer your queries.


Take advantage of our early bird offer and save £55 on the price of your ticket! Early bird offer ends 31 March. Members of our conference supporters are also entitled to the discounted ticket price for Highfield centres. Please visit the Supporters page for more information.



  • Standard price - £185 +vat

NON-CENTRES (Early Bird)


  • Standard price - £255 +vat


Richard Sprenger

Richard Sprenger

Chairman, Highfield Qualifications
Dawn Welham

Dawn Welham

Operations and Technical Services Director, Caterers Choice Ltd. President of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Geoffrey Podger

Geoffrey Podger

Former Chief Executive at the Food Standards Agency, the European Food Safety Authority and the Health and Safety Executive
Sterling Crew

Sterling Crew

Managing Director SQS Ltd, Strategic Advisor at Dynamic Risk Indicator and the Shield Safety Group
University of Birmingham

Madeleine Smith

Reader in Food Safety, University of Birmingham
Dr Lisa Ackerley

Dr Lisa Ackerley

Food Safety Adviser, UKHospitality, Visiting Professor University of Salford
Tony Lewis

Tony Lewis

Associate Professor at the Royal Agricultural University
Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

Head of Regulatory Compliance Division, Regulatory Compliance, People and NI Directorate at Food Standards Agency
John Barnes

John Barnes

Strategic Advisor Shield Safety Group


Exhibiting at Highfield’s Improving Food Safety in a Changing World conference is your chance to showcase your products and services to a highly influential and exclusive audience of professionals working in the food safety industry. A limited number of seminar sponsorship packages are also available.


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