Supply chain scrutiny at Foodex

By Aidan Fortune contact

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Supply chain scrutiny will be a focus at this year's Foodex
Supply chain scrutiny will be a focus at this year's Foodex
The entire production supply chain will be in focus at this year’s Foodex show at Birmingham, running from 16-18 April.

The Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon will be on-hand to educate visitors on the code in a mission to make sure that all suppliers are treated fairly, while Danny Bayliss, new technologies specialist at Campden BRI Group will explore how new technologies are driving innovation and how businesses can harness it to create new products.

In other sessions during the three-day event, Andy Morling, head of the Food Crime Unit at the Food Standards Agency (FSA), Nick Allen, chief executive of the British Meat Processors Association, Norman Bagley, policy director of Association of Independent Meat Suppliers, and Phil Brooke, welfare and development manager at Compassion in World Farming, will take to the centre stage five years after the horsemeat scandal, to discuss how industry and government can protect consumer confidence. The session will offer recommendations for change, debate the future for schemes like Red Tractor and assess how fresh FSA regulations will impact the industry.

Foodex will also see sessions exploring food safety, supply chain performance, the latest global food safety rules on cleaning tools and how to mitigate cyber risks. Topics set for discussion include how to reduce the risk of bacterial contamination; hygiene strategies to manage the ‘human factor’; how plastic is enhancing hygienic routines; and balancing occupational health with hygiene.

To see the full seminar programme for this year’s show, click here​.

Foodex is co-located with Food & Drink Expo, National Convenience Show, Farm Shop & Deli Show, as well as William Reed’s brand-new event, The Ingredients Show.

To register for Foodex at the NEC, please visit here​.

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