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Food Crime and Integrity in Birmingham

Last night Birmingham Food Council held an event to look at what’s happening in Birmingham following on from the release of The Elliott Report, The report commissioned in response the horse meat scandal.

Professor Chris Elliott, the author of the report joined us to give us an update on the national picture – What has happened since the release of the publication, and Nick Lowe from Birmingham City Council came and gave us a talk on where the council sits – What they are doing to stop food crime and preserve food integrity across the city.

The whole night was live blogged over on the Birmingham Food Council’s website, and you can go there now to get a flavour of the discussions that have taken place.

You can also add your thoughts by joining the #FoodCrime conversation on twitter.


#BrumElliott – Today’s event in pictures

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Table notes - on the table clothes

Session 3 post its

Elliot Review Birmingham

Elliot Review Birmingham

Elliot Review Birmingham


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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Session 2 – What does the ideal scenario look like?

Session 2

Session 1 identified possible gaps and weaknesses in the food supply network. Table 3 of local businesses has been asked to imagine it’s April 2017 and there is zero food crime on their patch

Questions considered…

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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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The Elliot Review Birmingham – Session One: Is accredtation worth the paper it’s written on?

Birmingham Elliott Review day at Villa Park

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:

What’s happening now in Birmingham?

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Elliott Review Birmingham: To lead in the intelligence needed to ensure safe food supplies

James&icecreamThe food that you buy, the food that you put in your mouth, is it what you think it is?

The answer is: Quite possibly not.

Fancy industrial solvent inyour vodka, EU-banned flame retardant in fruit juices, herbal slimming tea containing neither tea nor herbs, but rather glucose powder mixed with prescription obesity medication at 13 times the normal dose, pork or poultry in “beef’ burgers, prawns which are actually 50% water, cheese on pizzas that isn’t actually cheese but oil-based fats?

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