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The Association of Meat Inspectors Trust

52nd Annual Seminar

15th to 17th September 2017

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52nd Annual Seminar

The 52nd Seminar took place at Harper Adams University over the weekend of the 15th to 17th September 2017.

On behalf of the Trustees and Seminar organising team, we would like to thank all our speakers for such varied and interesting presentations, and everyone who attended as delegates from across the globe. A gallery of pictures will be available soon.

The Trustees are pleased to announce the theme of this year’s seminar is ‘Food Security and Consumer Expectations’

The following speakers have confirmed to attend this year, although the usual caveat applies for availability. The current running order, as confirmed is shown below. The missing speaker will be added when available.


Official opening; 17:00

Friday night; 19:00 – 20:30 Chaired by Archie Anderson

Martin Evans – The Evolution of the MHI

Julie Girling MEP -A Personal View of post Brexit

Saturday am; 0930 – 12:30 Chaired by Peter Watson

Claire White - The Reality of Training under WATOK

Jason Aldiss – Ante Mortem Inspection

10:45 – 11:00; Tea/coffee

Andy Kilby  – FSA Wine Inspection

Andy Grist – Parasitology

Saturday pm; 14:00 – 17:00 Chaired by Ian Robinson

Charlie Mason – Transport and Animal Welfare

Gavan Wafer – FSA Perspective as Regulator

15:45 – 16:00; Tea/coffee

Andrea Cranfield – Internal and External Assurance within FSA

UNISON will hold their meeting after the last session.

Formal Dinner; 19:00 (Shirt and ties to be worn)

Sunday am; Breakfast and departure

51st Annual Seminar

The 51st Seminar was held at Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire. The Trustees would like to thank everyone who was able to attend for making the event a great success.

Our thanks also to Jason Feeney CBE, Chief Operating Officer of the Food Standards Agency, Edwin Drysdale RMHI, Richard Griffiths, Steve Wotton MBE MRCVS, Dr. Rebeca Garcia MRCVS, Dr. Mike Jessop BvetMed MRCVS, Ramon Romero MRCVS and Emma Bailey-Beech, Gavin Morris BvetMed MRCVS, Michelle Barrett RMHI and Mike Barrett RMHI, and Ron Spellman EWFC Deputy Secretary General for their excellent presentations and the challenging poultry pathology quiz.

Thanks also to the staff at Harper Adams University that ensure everyone is looked after and catered for throughout the weekend.

Apologies for any missing names. If you would like them added, please contact Jeremy Thomas IT Manager.

An archive of previous seminars can be found here