The role of vets in keeping food safe highlighted at The Good Food Show Scotland 2011
Wed, 23 Nov 2011
This year, the BBC Good Food Show Scotland, 21 - 23 October 2011, celebrated the 250th anniversary of the veterinary profession. The event highlighted the importance of food safety and demonstrated the important role vets play in ensuring our food remains safe from farm to fork.
DG Sanco, the health and consumer arm of the European Commission, hosted a stand over the weekend to show how animal welfare, environmental issues, provenance and food health and safety are vital issues in the food trade.
Many consumers are putting more importance on knowing where their food comes from and how it was reared and treated, something vets play a key role in.
Over the weekend, DG Sanco educated and entertained on the topic with award-winning Scottish chefs hosting exciting events at the stall throughout the weekend. On the Friday, Graeme Pallister, chef patron of 63 Tay Street in Perth, conducted a cooking master class for a class of eight year olds from Meadowburn Primary School in Bishopbriggs.
On Saturday and Sunday chefs Jason Henderson, chef patron of Knock Castle in Crieff, and Tim Dover, chef proprietor of The Roost Restaurant in Perth, showcased their exceptional skills with fantastic culinary demonstrations. Scottish MEP Struan Stevenson also attended the stand over the weekend to see how the European Commission’s work at a local level was working towards making their citizens healthier.