Government Chemist Dissemination Event 2013 by Nick Boley
September 5, 2012, 09:00
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The next Government Chemist advisory function dissemination event, will be held on Tuesday 26 February 2013 in the Red Rose Suite at Lancashire County Cricket Club, Old Trafford, Manchester.
This free seminar will cover measurement and enforcement aspects of REACH, CLP and other regulation for Public Analysts, Trading Standards Officers and other Local Authority Enforcement Officials, and is aimed primarily at these groups but anyone with an interest in this subject is welcome to attend.
We are still working on the detailed programme, but we will have a speaker from the UK REACH Competent Authority and Mark Selby of Denehurst, an expert on REACH and CLP, plus other speakers to be confirmed.

If you wish to attend you can email me at or respond to this post.


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Well it is certainly timely to get the enforcement community together. Post-horsemeat there may be some elephants in the room:
1. This country needs action to protect its public through more and better testing across the board; we can’t just trust ‘paper chains’ (or the IT equivalent) to track what’s in our stuff
2. Priorities. I want a healthy family and old age, not just the option to avoid eating horses. This means balanced, broadly-based testing of consumer products and the environment, feeding back into protective measures
3. Cost. Genuinely science-based testing schemes help regulated companies get to know their own products better, so can pay for themselves by boosting sales, innovation and access to new markets. In these austere times, can we all work together to create rigorous but cost-neutral, nay even profitable, testing arrangements? Maybe the Government Chemist can develop this vision with input from companies, government and the Technology Strategy Board.

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