#BrumElliott – Reflections on the day from Chris Elliott

Elliott Review

Final thoughts from The Elliott Review in Birmingham from Professor Chris Elliott and Kate Cooper, founder of The New Optimists…

Professor Chris Elliott said the mixture of people at the event in Birmingham today was quite phenomenal. There have been 200 meetings as part of the review – this has been the most interesting, he said, with lots of examples of the complex difficulties faced in addressing the issues concerned with food crime.

The interim Elliott Review report was published in December. Two aspects have been looked at as part of the review. How the food industry has to change its culture in dealing with food crime / how Govt has to change its culture. 48 recommendations in the interim report.

So what happens now?

Today is the penultimate day of the consultation stage. Chris will be locking himself away in a dark room and it will take him about a month to write the report. Published end of May / early June

Kate Cooper, founder of The New Optimists, added that all of the raw data from today will go to the Elliott Review team. The New Optimists team will also be looking to put together a case study of how a major city like Birmingham can tackle food crime.

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