Wednesday 21st July, 6pm

Session hosted via zoom

The Farm Retail Association is delighted to be joined by Jay Moran of Cheshire West & Chester Trading Standards, for an informal talk about the legal controls for market traders when placing goods, including food and drink on the market place. The talk will be from a trading standards and environmental health perspective, and will last about 1 hour (including Q&A at the end).

The talk will cover trading standards, Environmental Health, food registrations, pricing requirements, criminal law, civil law obligations, labelling of products, safety of goods, food safety, food standards, claims and descriptions, food fraud, weights and measures, engaging and liaising with local authorities, advice, enforcement, and quality schemes.

This talk is aimed specifically at market organisers. Independent traders/stallholders should always refer to their own local trading standards and environmental health officers for local advice and guidance.

Please register via this link


  • Rupert Evans, Deputy Chair Farm Retail Association and owner, Denstone Hall Farm Shop
  • Mark Geraghty MCMI, Senior Policy Advisor Food Hypersensitivity, Food Standards Agency
  • Arvind Thandi, Food Hypersensitivity Team Leader, Food Standard Agency
  • Rachel Ward PhD FIFST, Scientific Policy Director, Institute of Food Science & Technology


  • Introduction from Rupert Evans (Farm Retail Association). Rupert will discuss the considerations he has made for his own business Denstone Hall Farm Shop, and the practical solutions he will be implementing to protect his business and customers.
  • Mark Geraghty and Arvind Thandi (Food Standards Agency) will providing a thorough yet accessible overview of the new changes and legislative requirements.
  • Rachel Ward (Institute of Food Science & Technology) will help us understand what the new legislations mean for the consumer, and what their expectation are.
  • Q&A – put your questions to the panel
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