Food Allergy Aware and law firm Blake Morgan are joining forces once again in March 2020 to run a second mock trial event in Nottingham. Targeting food businesses that want to understand more about their legal responsibilities associated with managing allergens in the food that they provide to their customers.
Following a series of high-profile legal cases in 2018/2019 in which food businesses have either incorrectly labelled or not listed ingredients in full on their menus, the need for businesses, and those people working within them, to understand their legal responsibilities when it comes to food products has never been important.
To help businesses better understand their obligations – and what happens when things go wrong – Food Allergy Aware and Blake Morgan are holding a ‘mock trial’ on Wednesday 25th March 2020 in Nottingham for food businesses. The day will include a fictional scenario showing the prosecution of a food business that has failed to control the risks in food allergy safety. The mock sentencing hearing, which will be run by practising barristers and solicitors from Blake Morgan, in conjunction with the attendees, will use the sentencing guidelines brought into force in February 2016 to reach a decision in this prosecution.
The event will be delivered in an interactive format, providing valuable insight into the legal responsibilities of anyone involved in food operations, along with the real consequences and impact of getting it wrong, not just for the company but for the individuals concerned also.
Caroline Benjamin, Founder and Consultant of Food Allergy Aware commented “I’m looking forward to working with the team at Blake Morgan to highlight what happens when something goes wrong in the supply of food products, as well as the legal proceedings that may follow. Our objective in providing awareness training is to help ensure that no food business gets to the point of a criminal prosecution. We want to help food business owners review their processes and, if required, invest in further training and auditing to make sure they’re fully compliant.”
Tom Walker, a Senior Associate Barrister at Blake Morgan said: “Running a food business means understanding the complexities of what goes into each product and how that’s traced across the supply chain. Getting it wrong can be extremely serious, so we’re pleased to be working with Food Allergy Aware to highlight the risks and responsibilities – and what companies can be do to make sure they’re taking action to keep people safe.”
Early Bird Tickets are £205, a saving of £40 per person – Available until 30th November 2019
Standard Tickets are £245 – From 1st December 2019