USA-UK Trade Deal Issues: Differences in Food Production Practices

USA-UK Trade Deal Issues: Differences in Food Production Practices

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Highly topical, free talk on the technical challenges of food policy differences regarding a trade agreement between the UK & the USA

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When we look at US and UK regulations, there are clearly differences but do these differences fundamentally alter outcomes, with regard to food safety or are they more about different regulatory pathways to a common end point?

Using some key topics as examples, our expert speakers will explore the science behind the legislative framework and the impact on food safety. 

  • Kantha Shelke (Johns Hopkins University, USA) will set the scene and talk about the influence of science communication and societal understanding on regulations
  • Helen Munday (Food and Drink Federation, UK) will talk about chlorine washed chicken, touching on animal welfare, regulation and voluntary schemes
  • Jack Bobo (Futurity, USA) will explore the topic of hormones and pesticides, including glyphosate and noenicitinoids

We will end with 25 minutes of discussion, so bring along any questions you would like to ask!


Organised by the British Section of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)


  • Kelsey Kanyuck, PhD Student, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Grace McNally, Food Technologist, Pip & Nut, UK

Institute of Food Technologists:

Since 1939, the IFT has been a forum for passionate science of food professionals and technologists to collaborate, learn, and contribute all with the goal of inspiring and transforming collective scientific knowledge into innovative solutions for the benefit of all people around the world. As a scientific community grounded in purpose, IFT feeds the minds that feed the world.


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