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Elliott Review Birmingham

ChrisElliott@ElliottReviewBirminghamThis is the updated Elliott Review Birmingham report. We’ve added in references to the final Elliott Report, which was published only last Thursday.

After the workshop we co-hosted with the Elliott Review Team last April, Birmingham made specific offers, as outlined in section 2 of our report (pages 4-5). These are replicated in full in the final Elliott Report (annex N).

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The Elliott Report and the Elliott Review Birmingham

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The Elliott Report into the integrity and assurance of food supply networks is finally published today.

Here in Birmingham, we contributed to the Prof’s review. Birmingham has offered to take the lead in tackling food crime in the UK. The Elliott Review Birmingham can be found here.

And the Prof’s final report can be found here.

 

 


Elliott Review: Workshop outputs

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The Elliott Review was set up by HM Government in response to the horsemeat scandal; they asked the Prof to lead it. A great choice; he’s Director of the Global Food Safety Institute as well as a top-notch molecular bioscientist.

The Prof asked us to help him and his Review team draw a case study of how a major UK city could tackle food crime for inclusion in their final Report.

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#BrumElliott – Reflections on the day from Chris Elliott

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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.

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#BrumElliott – Today’s event in pictures

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Chris Elliott of the Elliott Review – why Birmingham can make a difference

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Chris Elliot at the New optimists contribution to his review of food crime in the uk

 

“I’ve had 200 meetings so far – this has been the most interesting.”  was what Professor Chris Elliot told the room at the end of today’s New Optimist session on the Elliot Review.  We’d spent the day talking about how a major city can tackle food crime.

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#BrumElliott session 3 – Birmingham, the eyes and ears for the UK?

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What resources are needed to make change happen? What changes in the way we work together would need to take place?

Education – first, an acceptance has to be made that there is a problem. The food industry needs to link issues of food crime with the health and wellbeing agenda. Education in schools is key. Jamie Oliver tried to fix school meals and met huge blocks to making progress. Progress has been made, but it has been a huge effort.

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The Elliott Review Birmingham: Session 3 What are the answers?

These are my notes from Table 2 at the Elliott Review Birmingham event exploring exploring what Birmingham can do to tackle food crime. At this table are representatives from a cross section of people from the food industry, retailers, restaurateurs, academics etc. The question they’re discussing is:

Birmingham the eyes and ears for the UK?

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#BrumElliott Session 2: What does the ideal scenario look like?

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So, what would perfection look like? Quite different to what it is today and to get there tougher penalties and education are key to restoring confidence.

People used to have a connection to food in that you knew the market stall holder or the butcher. Can we restore that?

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The Elliott Review Birmingham; Session 2 Crime Free food Networks and Culture change

These are my notes from Table 2 at the Elliott Review Birmingham event exploring exploring what Birmingham can do to tackle food crime. At this table are representatives from a cross section of people from the food industry, retailers, restaurateurs, academics etc. The question they’re discussing is:

Imagine it’s April 2017 and there is NO food crime anymore – What does the ideal scenario look like?

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