The Expert Committee on Pesticides in Food (PRiF) Open Event 2016
The Pesticide Residues in Food Committee event is free and is an opportunity for those interested in pesticide residues in food to learn more about the work of the committee and its role in the national food testing programme.
The theme for this year's open event is past, present and future of pesticides in food, there will be talks from:
Dr Paul Brantom, Chairman of PRiF, introducing the work of the committee and explaining how the committee check results against safety and legal requirements.
HSE will explain how foods are selected for the programme and how this has changed over time, including information on the latest results and the current testing programme.
Dr Sadat Nawaz and Mike Dickinson from Fera Science Ltd will explain how samples are tested for a wide range of pesticides at low levels, including safeguards on the quality of results.
Chris Wallwork from Agrii Ltd who gives technical advice to farmers and Christian Maltby from Barfoots of Botley, one of the UK's leading vegetable growers, will give seperare talks explaining how UK farmers adapt to meet the requirements of the law, their customers and the consumer.