Experience the final FoodRisC/EFSA Conference again via the webinars

 

Click below to listen to the webinars recorded at the FoodRisC/European Food Safety Authority Conference on 12 September 2013 in Brussels, Belgium.

The conference was titled: 'New Challenges when Communicating Food-Related Issues'. 140 stakeholders, including food communicators, regulators, food and drink industry, journalists, social scientists, nutritionists, and health professionals, attended the event highlighting key FoodRisC research results and key communicators' expertise.

Prof Patrick Wall, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland - Welcome, overview and objectives of the FoodRisC project.

Anne-Laure Gassin, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy - EFSA Lessons learned: 10 years of experience in food-related risk communications.

Prof George Gaskell, London School of Economics, UK - Trust in Food Safety; What European consumers tell us.

Dr Margôt Kuttschreuter, University of Twente, Netherlands - Channels used to seek information on food risks and benefits: insights from the FoodRisC project.

Aine Regan, University College Dublin (UCD) - The impact of conflicting food risk and benefit messages on consumers perceptions: results from FoodRisC.

  

Tony Flood, International Food Information Council (IFIC) - Framing the message: the challenges of communicating (food) risks and benefits.

Question and Answer Session 1:

Moderator: Laura Smillie, EFSA, Italy. Speakers: Prof George Gaskell, London School of Economics, UK; Dr Margôt Kuttschreuter, University of Twente, Netherlands; Tony Flood, International Food Information Council (IFIC), USA; Aine Regan, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland.

Pieter Rutsaert, Ghent University, Belgium - The role of social media as part of a communication strategy: FoodRisC results. 

Adrian Moss, Focus Business Communications, UK - Tracking and analysis of social media: FoodRisC results. 

Dr Mary Friel, European Food Information Council (EUFIC), Belgium - Social and traditional media reporting during food crises: findings from the FoodRisC project.

Dr Christine Prue, Center for Disease Control (CDC), USA - CDC’s perspectives on the role of social media in communicating food risks.

Question and Answer Session 2:

Moderator: Dr Mary Schmidl, University of Minnesota, USA. Speakers: Adrian Moss, Focus Business Communications, UK; Suzan Fiack, Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR), Germany; Dr John O'Brien, Nestle, Switzerland; Dr Christine Prue, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA; Pieter Rutsaert, Ghent University, Belgium; Dr Mary Friel, European Food Information Council (EUFIC), Belgium.

Edward Sykes, UK Science Media Centre - How to handle controversy: Food and the Media. 

Rebecca Wells, City University London, UK - Reporting Food Risk: what is the role of the journalist?

Prof Monique Raats, University of Surrey, UK - Drivers and barriers in food risk/benefit communications for journalists and bloggers.

Question and Answer Session 3:

Moderator: Kate Trollope, eufoodpolicy.com, UK. Speakers: Caroline Scott-Thomas, Foodnavigator, France; Rebecca Wells, City University London, UK; Edward Sykes, Science Media Centre (SMC), UK; Prof Monique Raats, University of Surrey, UK.

Prof Alan Reilly, Food Safety Authority Ireland (FSAI) - Key challenges for future food-related risk communication: What have we learned from the horsemeat issue?  

Dr Julie Barnett, University of Bath, UK - The horsemeat scandal: understanding the impact on consumers: results from FoodRisC.

Question and Answer Session 4:

Moderator: Dr Josephine Wills, European Food Information Council (EUFIC), Belgium. Panel discussion: Future challenges in communicating food risks: Prof Alan Reilly, Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI); Prof Julie Barnett, University of Bath, UK; Anne-Laure Gassin, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy; Prof Patrick Wall, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland; Beate Kettlitz, Food Drink Europe, Belgium; Dr Mary Brennan, Newcastle University, UK.

Closing comments:

Prof Patrick Wall, UCD, Ireland, and Anne-Laure Gassin, EFSA, Italy.

 

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