When the Elliott Review came to Birmingham

Yesterday the Elliott Review came to Birmingham. Led by Professor Chris Elliott, Director of the Institute for Global Food Safety, this Review was set up by HM Government in response to the horsemeat scandal. He uncovered widespread food crime in the UK.

How can a major UK city tackle food crime?

To answer that question, the Prof and his Review team met over 50 people from across the food supply networks in the city — including procurement manager Sinead Edom in the video here from the Handmade Burger Co.

Towards the end of this highly productive day, the Prof told Nick Booth of Podnosh that of more than 200 meetings he’d had so far (the penultimate day of his consultation process) this was the most interesting. Here’s more:


Nutrition and public health

Food poverty, food insecurity

Food safety and integrity

Urban food growing

Food and the city economy

Global food security

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