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Evolving the regulatory model for food safety - Carmel Lynskey

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Date: Thursday 10th June 2021 (10/06/2021)
Time: 12:00PM - 13:30PM


Evolving the regulatory model for food safety - Carmel Lynskey


12:00 Welcome 

12:05 Evolving the regulatory model for food safety 

Carmel Lynskey, Head of Achieving Business Compliance at Food Standards Agency

12:50 Comfort break

13:00 Q&A 

13:30 Finish


Highfield's 2021 food safety conference will be held virtually over 3 days in a series of live webinar broadcasts, bringing together some of the world’s leading food safety experts and organisations.

As the world continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that maintaining consumer trust in food safety is going to be an essential part of the food industry's recovery and growth in the months and years to come. 

Supported by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) and RHE Global, this year's virtual conference is aimed at professionals working in food retail, food manufacturing, food service and catering, as well as food safety tutors and environmental health officers.


Evolving the regulatory model for food safety

Everyone should have food that is safe and what it says it is. That is the bottom line of the FSA’s Achieving Business Compliance Programme.

In a changing food landscape, the FSA are committed to designing new, responsive, regulatory approaches which are innovative and make best use of technology, data, and relationships.

Through the Achieving Business Compliance Programme, the FSA will strengthen existing partnerships and forge new relationships with industry in order to recognise and manage risks so that consumers can always trust their food wherever it is produced, supplied or consumed.

During this presentation, Carmel will speak about the programme and how it’s aims will be achieved. Including continuing the FSA’s reputation as the trusted voice on food standards in the consumer interest. 


Carmel Lynskey, Head of Achieving Business Compliance at Food Standards Agency

Carmel joined the Civil Service in 1999, beginning her career at what is now the Department for Work and Pensions where she worked in a variety of roles on a large site. 

In 2006 she moved to State Veterinary Service (now Animal and Plant Health Agency), leading on contingency planning for animal notifiable disease. During her ten years at APHA she led the operational response to two outbreaks of Avian Influenza and supported the laboratory rationalisation programme. As Regional Operations Director, she worked closely with veterinary and technical colleagues on farm, as well as building strong links with external stakeholders like Red Tractor, British Egg Industry Council, and the National Farmers Union to build a broader understanding of the food chain. 

After working on secondment for a Defra regulatory reform Programme, in 2016 she moved across to the Food Standards Agency as Head of Operational Delivery for the North of England, overseeing the delivery of Official Controls in abattoirs. 

In 2018 Carmel launched the Operational Transformation Programme to reform meat regulation and has recently moved over to lead the Achieving Business Compliance Programme for the FSA. 


Attendees on this webinar will receive a CPD certificate worth 2 CPD points. 

Plus, every conference attendee will receive a FREE place on Highfield's Training solutions for a changing world webinar 14:30 - 16:00 on Thursday 10 June! 

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