The Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF) is holding a free-to-enter event in York on 16 October 2019 to share updates on its work over the past year.
PRiF works closely with the Health and Safety Executive’s Chemicals Regulation Division and the Food Standards Agency to provide independent advice to the government on:
- the planning of surveillance programmes for pesticide residues in the UK food supply;
- the evaluation of the results; and
- procedures for sampling, sample processing and new methods of analysis.
This year, the subject of the event is "Looking to the Future" and will be held at the National Railway Museum in York.
The aim of the open event is to give the public a chance to get a fuller understanding of the work the PRiF committee do and have a chance to ask any questions. Confirmed speakers are:
The event is open to anyone with an interest in the committee’s work – a background in food, agriculture or science is not essential. It will run from 10:00 to 16:00 on Wednesday 16 October 2019.