Food Safety Conference: blockchain and product recall lead packed agenda

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The conference will take place at Etc.venues, Maple House, Birmingham on Thursday 21 June
The conference will take place at Etc.venues, Maple House, Birmingham on Thursday 21 June
Blockchain, allergen contamination, product recall and regulatory reform are just some of the topics on the packed agenda at Food Manufacture’s one-day Food Safety Conference, held in Birmingham on 21 June.

Entitled ‘A focus on future law and threats’, the conference will cover a range of business-critical food safety issues across four main themes: how safe is our food?; understanding the legislation landscape; emerging technologies and processes; and culture and control.

With blockchain set to revolutionise the food supply chain, IBM’s Loretis Alisauskas will be on hand to explain how the technology can be a powerful tool in protecting traceability and transparency from farm to fork.

Reducing the risk of allergen contamination in the factory will be the focus for Barbara Hirst at Reading Scientific Services.

Early-bird: book now

Please email​ or call Elizabeth Ellis on 01293 846593.

Allergen risk assessment

Hirst will guide delegates through the principles of good allergen risk assessment and the potential pitfalls of sampling and analysis.

Software provider Systems Integration will show how a real-time approach to food safety control can help factory managers make better operational decisions that, in turn, will minimise the risk of recall.

With the Food Standards Agency continuing to roll out its Regulating Our Future programme, Nina Purcell – who is tasked with leading the reform – will tell delegates why moving to a new risk-based approach to inspecting food and drink businesses will raise food safety standards.

For the full range of subjects covered on the day, including the results of an exclusive Food Manufacture​ readership survey, visit the Food Safety Conference website​.

Professor Steven Walker

Chaired by Professor Steven Walker, director general at Campden BRI, Food Manufacture’s​ Food Safety Conference will take place at Etc.venues, Maple House, Birmingham on Thursday 21 June.

It is sponsored by AIB International, Pal International, and Westgate Factory Dividers.

The early-bird delegate price of £336 (+VAT) is available until Thursday 31 May, when it will rise to £420 (+VAT). To book a place, please email​ or call Elizabeth Ellis on 01293 846593.

For conference sponsorship opportunities, please email​ or call Louise Fenttiman on 01293 846581.

Take our food safety survey and win £100

Food and drink firms are being invited to enter an annual food safety survey that is offering participants the chance of winning £100 in Amazon vouchers.

Taking no more than two minutes to complete, the survey will shine a light on the food industry’s main food safety concerns, and pave a way to finding solutions. Please click here to enter​ – your anonymity will be assured.

Results of the survey will be revealed at the Food Safety Conference.

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