The conference – Safe and legal food in a changing world – now in its second year, will take place on Wednesday, October 15 2014, at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire.
Taking part will be speakers from the Food Standards Agency (FSA), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), Society of Food Hygiene and Technology, Public Health England Newcastle, NSF International, Institute of Food Research, Bernard Matthews and others.
Speakers include: Stephen Pugh, head of labelling, DEFRA, John Barnes, head of FSA’s Local Delivery Division and Dr Kirsty Foster Public Health England Newcastle, consultant in health protection.
The conference will be chaired by Professor Colin Dennis, former director general Campden BRI and former president of the Institute of Food Science & Technology.
The day will be divided into four sessions: Tomorrow’s food safety risks, Managing the supply chain, Keeping food safe, Novel processes and packaging. See full conference programme below.
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08.30 Registration and refreshments
09.00 Welcome and opening remarks by chairman
SESSION 1: Tomorrow’s food safety risks
09.10 What’s on the horizon?
Professor Sarah O’Brien, chair of the FSA’s Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF), University of Liverpool
09.40 Food information for consumers regulation (FIR) update
Stephen Pugh, head of labelling, DEFRA
10.10 The changing role of the regulator
John Barnes, head of FSA’s Local Delivery Division
10.40 Where next for local authority inspections?
Jenny Morris, chief policy officer for the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
SESSION 2: Managing the supply chain
11.30 What do retailers expect from their suppliers?
Alan Lacey, vice chairman, Society of Food Hygiene and Technology and SCM director, trading law manager, ASDA
11.50 Social media in food safety incidents
Dr Kirsty Foster, Public Health England – Newcastle, consultant in health protection/ chair of outbreak control team
12. 10 Risk management in the supply chain
Grant Foster, head of enterprise risk management, Aon
12.30 Panel debate:
SESSION 3: Keeping food safe
14.00 Avoiding workplace cross-contamination
Jude Mason, director of client and product services, NSF International
14.20 Allergen control update
Simon Flanagan, senior consultant, food allergens, RSSL
14.40 Safe reformulation
Dr Sandra Stringer, senior research associate, Institute of Food Research
SESSION 4: Novel processes and packaging
15.20 The latest in food contact regulations
Dr Alistair Irvine, manager, food contact compliance, Smithers Pira
15.40 Campylobacter: a chilling tale
Jeremy Hall, group technical director, Bernard Matthews
16.00 High pressure processing (HPP) in pathogen control
Speaker from Deli 24, TBC
16.20 Closing remarks
16.30 Conference Closes
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