Food Safety Briefing webinar live on 7 October

By Rod Addy

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The 90-minute webinar will explore food safety risk management in an unstable world
The 90-minute webinar will explore food safety risk management in an unstable world

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Risk management in an age of disruption will be the topic of Food Manufacture's annual Food Safety Briefing webinar, which will air on the 7 October, tackling topics such as food fraud.

The webinar, which is sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific, will also address challenges surrounding fostering a food safety culture within factories, maintaining effective hygiene & cleaning regimes and implementing detection and inspection systems.

The free online event is pitched at food safety, technical, factory and operations managers and will include downloadable presentations and a live question and answer session. Chaired by Food Manufacture​ editor Rod Addy, it kicks off with an exploration of current food fraud perils presented by Darren Davies, head of the Food Standards Agency's National Food Crime Unit.

Davies will be followed by Sterling Crew, chair of the Food Authenticity Network, who has worked with companies such as Tesco, Marks and Spencer, Coca-Cola and Disney, examining practical food fraud lessons.

Food Safety Briefing webinar details

Title: Food Safety Briefing: Managing Risk in a Post Pandemic World

Date:​ 7 October 2020

Time:​ 3pm - 4.30pm UK time

Full Programme:

Introduction and housekeeping: Rod Addy, editor, Food Manufacture ​                         

Cat among the pigeons: food fraud post-pandemic: Speaker: DARREN DAVIES​, head of the Food Standards Agency’s National Food Crime Unit: ​Including an overview of the latest food and drink fraud risks as a result of the supply chain upheaval sparked by COVID-19 and any additional risks posed by Brexit, plus how criminals are operating.

Food fraud vulnerability & mitigation​: Speaker: STERLING CREW​, chair, The Food Authenticity Network​: Including a food and drink processing perspective on assessing food fraud vulnerability, maintaining vigilance and spotting warning signs.

Culture vulture: How to improve food safety culture at plant level: Speaker: DENIS TREACY, ​chief executive officer, Culture Compass: ​Including practical experiences of maintaining a food safety culture in the face of high staff churn and disruptions to production.

Brand Protection in the 'New Normal': Speakers: Joint presentation by ALEXANDER KINNE, MIKE MUNNELLY, Thermo Fisher Scientific: ​Including an overview of where foreign object detection may be needed, the trend toward retailer standards exceeding regulatory requirements, criteria for vetting new detection technologies and best practices in selecting the right solution.

It all comes out in the wash? Effective allergen and pathogen management: ALEXIS GUEST, ​group technical manager, Dalziel: ​Including best practice to combat allergen and pathogen contamination amid rapid changeovers and staff shortages, as well as the role of on-line sampling



Food safety culture

Denis Treacy, boss of Culture Compass and former chief safety, quality, security & environment officer for the $5bn snack foods business Pladis Global, will share his experience of developing a food safety culture.

Thermo Fisher Scientific application engineer Alex Kinne and marketing manager Mike Munnelly explain how listeners can develop a tailored and efficient detection and inspection strategy.

Finally, Alexis Guest, group technical manager at Dalziel, the meat processor and supplier of ingredients and sundries to manufacturers and retailers, will present on robust regimes for allergen and pathogen management.

For more information, visit the registration page and sign up​.

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