Session Details

Watered down food safety standards: Fact or fiction?

Watered down food safety standards: Fact or fiction?

Date: 1 November 2018
Time: 15:40

Pathogen Reduction Treatment is common practice in the US and reduces incidences of salmonella from 14% to 2%. Whilst the EFSA state the total intake of chlorine in diets is not enough to cause concern, the EU still chooses not to adopt these methods, yet there are 1.5 times as many salmonella cases per person in the EU than in the US. Will our current precautionary measures stand in the way of future trade deals? Is it time we review our standards and open up trade?

This session focuses on the opportunities, risks and challenges of implementing a US-UK trade deal.


Professor Chris Elliott

Professor of Food Safety and Director of the Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast

Kath Dalmeny

Chief Executive, Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming