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The Food Safety ConferenceRisks, Threats, Vulnerabilities

Identify & Reduce Threats & Vulnerabilities With Advanced Risk Assessments Around Fraud, Contaminants & Industry Challenges: Next-level, Proactive Systems & Approaches For Full Supply Chain Traceability, Raw Material Authenticity & Integrity Assurance With Insights On The Latest Trends, Retailer Views & Legislative Updates

A One-Day, Brand-Led Conference & Networking Event, 15th September 2016, Museum Of London Docklands, London. Download the brochure here. Group discounts available – send 4 for the price of 3!
Speakers_730wAddressing your most pertinent food and drink safety issues in the pursuit of identifying threats and reducing risks – featuring more food and drink manufacturers and retailers in one day than any other food safety conference:

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How Can You Ensure You Have Robust, Proactive Systems & Process To Reduce The Risk Of Food Fraud, Supply Chain Vulnerabilities, Raw Material Adulteration & Contamination?

  • Horizon Scanning & Industry Trends – Anticipating The Next Big Threat: Assess the trends in industry recalls and outbreaks and harness horizon scanning to predict and prepare for emerging risks
  • Identifying & Reducing Supply Chain Vulnerabilities: Best-practice methods for robust risk assessment and traceability of your raw materials and supply chain to assess the various threats
  • Food Fraud – Don’t Get Caught Out! Harness insights into the best methods and systems to maintain the authenticity and integrity of your end product
  • Next-Level Authenticity Testing: Ensure the authenticity of your raw materials and map your supply chain with the latest tools, techniques and developments
  • Prevent The Threat Of Contamination & Outbreaks: Best-practice detection methods and controls to protect your food and drink products from micro, chemical and physical contamination
  • Advanced Allergen Control: Avoid the cost of allergen recalls and the risk of cross-contamination with robust detection methods and on-site controls
  • Uncovering Retailer Expectations: Don’t fall short of retailer expectations and motivations
  • Successfully Implementing & Preparing For Legislation Updates: Strategies to meet current industry standards and assessing the likely impact of legislation changes
  • Embedding Food Safety Culture: Best-practice training methods to entrench food safety culture within your organisation

PLUS! This Food Safety Conference Features:

  • 17 Senior-Level Speakers From Industry-Leading Food & Drink Manufacturers & Retailers
  • 1 Unmissable Day
  • 11 In-Depth Sessions Focused On Identify & Reduce Threats & Vulnerabilities With Advanced Risk Assessments Around Fraud, Contaminants & Industry Challenges
  • 97% Average Delegate Satisfaction Rating (based on previous food and drink conferences)
  • 7 Informal Peer-To-Peer Roundtable Discussions: A) Techniques To Reduce Campylobacter B) Advanced Foreign Body Detection Methods C) Avoiding Mislabelling & Packaging Errors D) Chemical Contaminants E) Best-Practice Listeria Control F) End-Consumer Allergen Management G) Foreign Body Elimination
  • Horizon Scanning & Industry Trends Panel Discussion
  • 2 Conference Chairman
  • 1 ‘Meet The Speakers’ Area
  • Facilitated Networking Hosts
  • Open Q&A


Real Insight From 17 Food & Drink Manufacturers & Retailers In 1 Compact Day: Horizon Scanning & Industry Trends • Risk Assessment & Supply Chain Threats • Food Fraud & Adulteration • Authenticity Testing • Contaminants • Allergen Management • Retailer Insights • Culture & Training • Standards & Legislation

Group Discounts Available – Send 4 For The Price Of 3 Limited Places Available.

Can you help food and drink manufacturers reduce their food safety risks and vulnerabilities? For more information on how to get involved, please call +44(0)20 3479 2299 or email partner@foodsafetytrendsconference.com.

Book your exhibition stand and two delegate passes today for just £2,999 +VAT. Click here to book your stand. Please note that we have a limited amount of exhibition stand space available and stands will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Food Safety ConferenceRisks, Threats, Vulnerabilities: To view the full conference programme, click here.

08.30 Registration & Coffee, Objective Setting

09.00 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting Introduction & Morning Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Roy Kirby, Global Director Food Safety, Mondelēz International


09.15 Scrutinising Emerging Trends In Recalls & Outbreaks & Scanning The Horizon To Anticipate The This Big Issues To Threaten The Industry

  • John Carter, VP Quality & Sustainability Dairy, Danone
  • Dr Nikos Mavroudis, Food Engineering and Separation of Actives, FoESA Lab, Department of Applied Sciences, Northumbria University, UK


09.45 Best-Practice Risk Assessment To Thoroughly Assess The Various Threats & Vulnerabilities Of Your Raw Materials & Supply Chain
Paul Isherwood, Head of Technical & Quality, The SHS Group Drinks Division – including WKD, Shloer, Bottlegreen Cordial and Merrydown Cider


10.10 Food Standards Agency Case Study
Andy Morling, Head of Food Crime – National Food Crime Unit, Food Standards Agency

10.35 Mid-Morning Refreshment Break With Informal, Facilitated Networking


11.05 Metagenomics For Food Security
Dr Michael Bromley, Founder, Genon Laboratories


11.20 Maintain Product Authenticity & Integrity & Avoid The Cost & Damage Of Food Fraud With Insights Into The Best Methods & Systems Available To Avoid Adulteration
Paul Dobson, Quality, Safety & Environment Director, Premier Foods plc


11.45 Next-Level Tools & Techniques To Map Your Supply Chain & Ensure The Authenticity Of Your Raw Materials
Dr John O’Brien, Deputy Head of Nestlé Research Center, Leader of The Nestlé Food Safety & Integrity Research Program, Nestec Ltd, Nestlé Research Center


12.10 Managing Food Safety Concerns In An International Environment
Salvatore Ranchetti, Group Quality Director, Ferrero

12.35 Lunch & Informal Networking For Delegates, Speakers & Partners

13.05 Informal Peer-To-Peer Brainstorming During Lunch

A) Techniques To Reduce Campylobacter

B) Advanced Foreign Body Detection Methods
David Burns, Quality Environment, Health & Safety Director, Bacardi UK

C) Avoiding Mislabelling & Packaging Errors
Sheree East, Quality & Regulatory Specialist, Vita Coco

D) Chemical Contaminants From Cleaning – How Low Can We Go Before Food Safety Is Compromised?
Fran Ball, UK Technical Director, Arla Foods

E) Best-Practice Listeria Control
Sally-Anne Drake, Head of Technical, Genius Foods

F) End-Consumer Allergen Management
Chris Moore, HSE Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland

13.40 Afternoon Chair’s Remarks


13.50 Beyond Measurement & Towards Removal Of Contaminants: Can Advance Separation Processes Offer A Credible Remedy To Both Acute & Long Term Harmful Components Of Foods
Dr Nikos Mavroudis, Food Engineering and Separation of Actives, FoESA Lab, Department of Applied Sciences, Northumbria University, UK


14.15 Case Study With Selerant
Tisa Causevic, SELERANT Srl


14.30 Reducing The Risk Of Allergen Contamination & Related Recalls With Robust Detection Methods & On-Site Controls
Nick Martin, Head of Group Technical, Tayto Group Limited – including Tayto, Golden Wonder and Mr. Porky


14.55 Getting To Grips With Retailer Expectations & The Motivations Behind Their Standards To Ensure Your Food Safety Procedures Don’t Fall Short


15.15 Case Study With ParTech
John W. Sammon III, SVP & GM of PAR SureCheck, ParTech, Inc.

15.30 Mid-Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal, Facilitated Networking


16.00 Strategies To Successfully Implement & Meet Current Industry Standards & Preparing For Upcoming Legislative Updates
Stephen Pugh, Food Labelling Legislation Specialist, Better Training for Safer Food Initiative


16.25 Embedding Food Safety Culture Within Your Entire Organisation To Ensure The Quality & Safety Of Your End Product For Consumers
Sue Ashford, Associate Director QESH, Coca-Cola Enterprises

16.50 Chair’s Closing Remarks & Official Close Of Conference Day

Please check the website regularly for updates and newly confirmed speakers. For more information on how to get involved in The Food Safety Conference, please email info@foodsafetytrendsconference.com or call us on +44 (0)20 3479 2299.

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