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Why consumers are calling for greater food transparency

Tuesday 5 October | 8:30am - 9:30am

On 1 October 2021, Natasha’s Law will come into effect with the aim of increasing transparency within the food and beverage industry.

But with a fifth of Brits believing they have a food allergy, and only one is six able to identify any allergens in common food groups, will Natasha’s Law go far enough to help inform and protect consumers?

To discuss this issue, and the role that open, global GS1 standards have to play in supporting consumer safety, we have brought together an expert panel, consisting of Professor Adam Fox (paediatric allergy consultant), Coral Rose (Country Range Group) and Anne Godfrey (CEO at GS1 UK).

Together our panellist will discuss:

  • Why the food and beverage industry must become more accountable
  • How companies are preparing for the implementation of Natasha’s Law
  • How GS1 standards are being used to inform and protect consumers

Join the discussion

 


Speakers

Coral Rose, managing director at Country Range Group

Coral Rose - Managing director at Country Range Group

Coral loves the world of food and hospitality. She has more than 20 years experience working with foodservice wholesalers and manufacturers, producing creative yet pragmatic strategic solutions that deliver tangible results.

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Professor Adam Fox, paediatric allergy consultant and a child allergy specialist

Professor Adam Fox - paedatric allergy consultant and child allergy specialist

Professor Adam Fox is a paediatric allergy consultant and a child allergy specialist. He is President of the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and he won the Raymond Horton-Smith Prize in 2012 for his doctoral thesis.

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Anne Godfrey, CEO at GS1 UK

Anne Godfrey, CEO at GS1 UK

Anne joined GS1 UK in August 2020. She specialises in change management within the not-for-profit space and has a proven track record of delivering challenging targets while harnessing the skills, knowledge and passion of members, staff and external stakeholders.

Previously, Anne has held leadership roles across a number of membership organisations, including time as CEO at both the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). Anne was also director of commercial and membership services at the Law Society, and commercial and marketing director at the Confederation of British Industry.

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Host

David Miller, CEO at Red Brick Road

David Miller - CEO at Red Brick Road

David is one of the four owner-operator partners at Red Brick Road, who have been named a 'World's Leading Independent Agency', having won creative and effectiveness awards from The Marketing Society, The Effies UK, Marketing New a Thinking Awards, the British Arrows, Creative Circle and The Drum.

David is also co-owner and Chair of Emerald, Red Brick Road's sister Data, CX & Analytics agency, led by Claire Aldous. Emerald analyse data with a human lens to unlock incremental business value.

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