Steelhenge Consulting appointed as crisis preparedness training and exercise partner by the European Food Safety Authority

Top Quote The European Food Safety Authority has appointed Steelhenge as its training and exercise partner in a four year programme supporting food and feed safety crisis preparedness. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 01, 2010 - Steelhenge, leading providers of crisis management consulting, training and exercising, has been appointed as training and exercise partner by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in a four year programme supporting food and feed safety crisis preparedness. The programme will involve an annual cycle of training and exercising, designed to enhance the Authority's preparedness for providing urgent scientific advice in a food safety crisis. For more information, visit or call 0845 094 2117.

    "We're proud to announce our partnership with the European Food Safety Authority," said Isobel Nicholas, Director of Communications for Steelhenge. "We've worked with a number of global food manufacturers and the Food Standards Agency in the UK, providing support in crisis and incident management training and exercising. Consequently, we look forward to bringing this experience to our work with EFSA for the benefit of consumers across Europe."

    "EFSA works with the European Commission, European Parliament and national food safety authorities in all member states, providing risk assessment and scientific advice on existing and emerging risks regarding food and animal feed safety," Isobel explained. "Whilst EFSA already has plans in place regarding their role in a crisis, they want to undertake training and a programme of exercises to ensure they are always fully prepared to respond to a request for urgent advice and able to be proactive as a food safety incident arises. The aim of the programme is to prepare them to be able to respond quickly and effectively to a potential crisis requiring objective and independent science-based advice at the issue stage, and get advice out to all member states before it reaches food safety incident status. It's heartening to see such a critical authority being so proactive," Isobel added, "And we are looking forward to providing the next four years of crisis preparedness training."

    About Steelhenge
    Steelhenge Consulting provides end to end business continuity, crisis management and emergency planning services to a broad range of corporate clients internationally, as well as to UK Government Departments, local authorities, the European Commission and NGOs. Steelhenge also delivers specialist services in energy resilience, utility resilience, ICT continuity management, information security and sports event emergency management. Steelhenge has particular expertise in the preparation of people to perform effectively in implementing business continuity and recovery plans, and in communicating both internally and externally with stakeholders during a crisis.

    Established in 2004, with offices in London and Salisbury, Steelhenge is the UK's leader in the delivery of bespoke emergency response training and incident management exercises for staff at all levels from the strategic through the tactical to the operational. Steelhenge's business continuity and crisis management consultants have been recruited from a broad range of sectors in order to create a depth of expertise and knowledge across the resilience landscape. All senior staff have operational experience of crises, incidents, emergencies or disasters, enabling them to deliver pragmatic business continuity and crisis management solutions along with crisis communications and media training based on real-life experience.

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