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16 Sep 2020

Webinar: Covid-19 and the law relating to food – protecting the health and safety of consumers

Wednesday 16th September at 4.30pm  Covid-19 and the law relating to food – protecting the health and safety of consumers.

The Health & Safety Lawyers Association (HSLA) and Six Pump Court will host a webinar presented by Ian Thomas of Six Pump Court Chambers entitled Covid-19 and the law relating to food – protecting the health and safety of consumers

Overview of the session

Although it is highly unlikely that people can contract Covid-19 from food or food packaging, the coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the food supply chain from production through to retail. This has increased the risks to the health and safety of consumers.

This webinar will consider the impact of Covid-19 on:

  • The law relating to food safety and hygiene;
  • Food information, labelling and claims;
  • Increased opportunities for food fraud and other criminal activity;
  • Non-compliance and enforcement

The Speaker

Ian Thomas specialises in food law and related disciplines such as animal welfare. He practises from 6 Pump Court, Temple and from ITA in the Republic of Ireland. He is an elected Fellow of the Society of Food Law and Technology and is recognised in the legal directories. He is the author of ‘A Practical Guide to the Law Relating to Food’ and ‘Covid-19 and the Law Relating to Food in the UK and Republic of Ireland’.

Please note this event is for members of the HSLA.