8-16 People
6.50 hours
£ 95.00

We are offering 2 separate days for CPD training.

Course Lecturer - NICK LEE

Delegates will have the opportunity to visit Smithfield Market, the biggest premier meat market in the U.K. Nowhere else in the U.K. provides such a diverse range of meat , poultry and game species under one roof. Delegates will see how the market operates and will be able to observe carcasses being broken down into wholesale and retail meat cuts. The tour will also include a visit to an animal by-product facility to observe, discuss and determine aspects of product fitness.

The tour will be followed by a practical training session at Billingsgate Seafood Training School where delegates will be able to improve their skills in identifying meat cuts and determining fitness in preparation for a practical food identification exam - OR to update knowledge for those working within the industry.

5.00AM - meet under the clock in Grand Avenue at Smithfield Meat Market (please bring white coats and work shoes
Guided tour of Smithfield looking at cuts, ID and judgement in a practical session.
7.00am - Group will be taken back to Billingsgate for breakfast 
7.45AM - meat and poultry ID, legislation lectures.
11.30AM - FINISH

Until his retirement in 2015, Nick Lee managed the City of London Corporation’s Smithfield Enforcement Team. The team was responsible for the delivery of official controls and ensuring the proper disposal of unfit product at Smithfield Market.

Nicks first encounter with the meat industry was as a trainee butcher in 1975, and from 1978-1980 he attended the College for the Distributive Trades at Smithfield, where he gained the Institute of Meat, Meat Trades Final Craftsman’s Final Certificate, the Advanced Certificate in Meat Technology Inspection and Management and the Royal Society of Health Certificate in Meat Inspection.

From 1980 - 1984 Nick worked for Northampton Borough Council’s Meat Inspection Service at a modern Multi - Species Abattoir.

He gained his BSc (Hons) in Environmental Health in 1988 and when on to work with the Luton Borough Council’s Food Safety Team, having responsibility for half of the boroughs food premises and imported food duties at Luton airport.

In 1991 Nick joined the Meat Inspection Service at the City of London as a Senior Environmental Health Officer and had responsibility for all aspects of Environmental Health at Smithfield Market, working his way up to Service Manager. During his time at Smithfield, Nick oversaw the modernisation and transformation of the market to the fully EU approved modern market it is today.

Nick has extensive experience as a trainer and examiner in Environmental Health Practical Food Courses. 

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