Food Allergy Prosecution – Mock Trial

Date of Event
Date(s) - Wednesday 20th March 2019
8:30am - 2:30pm

Location of Event
Blake Morgan Offices – Southampton New Kings Court Chandler's Ford Hampshire SO53 3LG United Kingdom

Food Allergy Prosecution – Mock Trial

Everyone involved in a food business has a legal responsibility to ensure that the products supplied are correctly described and safe to consume. The costs of getting it wrong are high, and the failure to control risks to food safety can result in a criminal prosecution regardless of whether any harm has been caused.

This event is presented by Blake Morgan LLP Solicitors in collaboration with Food Allergy Aware.

Blake Morgan Mock Trial

Practising barristers and solicitors will role-play a fictional scenario involving the prosecution of a food business involved in the supply of produce containing allergens which had not been correctly identified.  The sentencing hearing will examine the responsibilities of each entity in the supply chain, explore the dynamics of a product recall, and consider the concepts of due diligence in practice.

You, the audience, will assist the Judge in conducting the sentencing exercise, applying the Guidelines for Sentencing that came into force in February 2016 and which have resulted in a significant increase in penalties for offenders.

The sentencing hearing will be accompanied by presentations from experts in the field, and followed by a panel discussion. This is a hugely informative must-see event, providing a valuable insight into the legal responsibilities of all decision-makers involved in food operations, and the consequences of getting it wrong.

Included in the ticket will be light refreshments provided by our sponsors Middleton Foods, Venice Bakery  and Mozzarilla

Spaces on the event will be limited and early booking is advised.


8.30 – 9.15 Registration / coffee /networking

9.15 – 9.30 Introductions – Setting the scene

9.30 – 9.45 Welcome & guest speaker Riz Wahid

9.45 – 12.00 Part 1 scenario

12.00 – 12.40 Refreshments

12.40 – 13.40 Part 2 scenario

13.40 – 13.50 Q & A

13.50 – 14.00 Why you should adopt Food Allergy Policy – Caroline Benjamin

14.00 – 14.15 Statistics on the FreeFrom market    –  Michelle Berriedale-Johnson

14.15 – 14.30 Close & Networking

#Agenda maybe subject to change








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