Food and drink safety in the spotlight at safety conference

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Don't miss the latest advice on food and drink safety at our one-day Food safety conference at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire on Wednesday, October 15 2014
Don't miss the latest advice on food and drink safety at our one-day Food safety conference at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire on Wednesday, October 15 2014
Food and drink manufacturing safety will be under the spotlight at a one-day Food safety conference to take place at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire on Wednesday, October 15 2014.

The conference – Safe and legal food in a changing world – now in its second year, will provide the latest food and drink safety information managers need to avoid safety recalls potentially costing many millions of pounds.

Food Standards Agency

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.

Chair of the conference will be Professor Colin Dennis, former director general Campden BRI and former president of the Institute of Food Science & Technology.

The event 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.

More information about the event – including details of the early bird ticket price offer –  are available here.

Alternatively, email Alex Webb at alex.webb@wrbm.com , or call him on tel: 01293 610431.

 

Conference programme

 

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

 

11.10 COFFEE

 

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:

 

13.00 LUNCH

 

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

 

15.00 COFEEE

 

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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