The Proactive Food Safety Conference

Counter Risks, Protect Consumers

6 JUNE 2024 | LONDON

Deliver Resilient Supply Chains, Accurate Allergen Controls & Empowered Food Safety Cultures That Embrace Innovation, Protect Customers & Safeguard Businesses From Risk

Brand New, Proactive, Resilient & Quality-Driven Food & Drink Safety Strategies

 08.15 Registration, Informal Networking & GIC Welcome

 09.10 Morning Chair’s Opening Remarks

Khyati Trivedi, Food Safety & Quality Lead, PepsiCo Europe


Panel Q&A

09.20 Minimise Risks To Consumers & Businesses With More Accurate Allergen Labelling & Stronger Controls That Guarantee Consumer Trust & Rigorous Safety Standards

  • Following the implementation of Natasha’s Law and public support for Owen’s Law, what is next for allergen labelling and what can businesses do to best prepare, strengthen the protection of consumers and maintain business integrity?
  • What challenges will new legislation present to businesses and what steps can be taken to prepare for these whilst continuing to prioritise customer safety?
  • How can businesses adopt an improved, quantitative approach to allergen labelling with careful risk assessments to ensure accurate precautions are applied and communicated?

Mohamed Sarhan, Food Safety & QMP Lead, Mars Wrigley

Ghulam Mustafa, Head of Quality, Belview (Infant Nutrition), Tirlán


Mark Amstrong, Technical Compliance & HSE Director, Compass Group


Nick Smith, Interim Head of Technical, Bernard Matthews


Mike Gore, Group Head of Risk, Greene King


09.50 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner, TraceGains

Dan McGlynn, Senior Account Executive, TraceGains


10.05 Maintain Product Safety, Quality & Integrity With Resilient Supply Chains That Stand Strong In The Face Of Vulnerability

  • With food supply chains becoming more global and still facing challenges and disruptions, what practical steps can be taken to ensure safe food supply from producer to consumer?
  • What proactive practices can be adopted to develop resilient supply chains with increased traceability to decrease the vulnerability of food supply chains and maintain product integrity?
  • How can businesses develop a culture which encourages teamwork and collaboration and strengthens communication between supply chain teams to ensure processes are not interrupted and ultimately improves efficiencies?
  • Explore how digital technologies can be maximised to redefine food safety across the supply chain by mitigating contaminations and providing accurate, verified information about ingredients sourcing to consumers

Speaker coming soon!

10.25 Is My Hygiene Good Enough? Getting The Best From Your Environmental Monitoring Program, Christeyns Food Hygience

Peter Littleton, UK Technical Director, Christeyns Food Hygience


10.40 Overcome Food Fraud Threats With Robust & Resilient Strategies Which Ensure Product Quality & Builds & Maintains Critical Consumer Trust

  • With global events like the pandemic, Brexit, cost-of-living crisis and inflation continuing to impact food supply chains, what can be done to protect supply chains from the risk of food fraud?
  • With recent years seeing a major shift in spending patterns which increasingly prioritise sustainability, how can businesses improve product traceability to demonstrate product sustainability and strengthen consumer trust?
  • How can new technologies be used to improve traceability throughout the supply chain to remove fraud risks and secure product integrity?

Gideon Ashworth, Technical Director, Bart Ingredients

11.00 Morning Refreshment Break With Informal Networking


Panel Q&A

11.30 Promote A Positive Food Safety Culture That Champions Quality & Innovation For All Consumers Through Innovation & Authenticity

  • Establish a food safety culture which prioritises quality, safety and efficiencies with clear strategies throughout your organisation to drive product quality and increase customer satisfaction
  • With the growing importance of digitalisation in the food industry, how can businesses create food safety cultures which embrace digital and encourage innovation to continue to develop new ways of working?
  • What practical measures can companies implement to strengthen internal food safety cultures and determine the effectiveness of food safety culture strategies?

 Steven Glass, Global Director Food & Product Safety, Just Eat

Nick Martin, Head of Quality, Müller Milk and Ingredients

Mehdi Adjiri, Group Head of Technical Accounts (In House), The Compleat Food Group

Zoe Riccio, Senior Director, Athletic Brewing Company

Shabeek Thayyil, Quality Assurance & Food Safety Director, Agthia

Tessa Bissonnett, Technical Director, Higgidy

Steven Oliver, R&D Senior Director, Food Safety & Quality Assurance, PepsiCo Europe

Sara Jones, Head of Food Safety & Compliance, Deliveroo

12.00 How AI-Backed Regulatory Compliance Technology Ensures Food Safety

Erika Redaelli, Global Head of Regulatory, Trace One


12.15 Keep Up With The Latest Regulatory Changes To Sustain Compliance, Improve Product Quality & Safeguard Customers

  • Following uncertainty and continued disruption in 2023, and new EU food safety legislation coming into effect this year, how can companies best prepare for the challenges that lie ahead and continue to maintain product quality and integrity despite varying standards?
  • How can divergence between EU and UK legislation be used as an opportunity to share methods of best practice and improve food safety systems?
  • Deep dive into new traceability regulations and understand how to improve product traceability across the supply chain to meet consumer demands for transparency, improved customer confidence and robust compliance

Tania Porsgaard Bayer, Director / Head of Global Regulatory Affairs, Arla Foods Ingredients


12.35 Digital Tools & Tech Innovations
Explore The Latest Tech Innovations In Food Safety To Maintain The Highest Food Safety Standards Throughout The Supply Chain

  •  Uncover what the emergence of digitalisation in food safety means for the future, and how digital technologies can be used to elevate food safety, transparency, and the customer experience
  • How can developments in AI and predictive software assist Food Safety professionals with everyday tasks and be used to minimise risks, improve product safety, and establish effective traceability of ingredients?
  • With compromised food safety being one of the most significant consequences of cyber incidents in the food sector, how can companies ensure critical data is kept safe?
  • With a growing availability of food safety data, how can data be used to enhance the use of technologies and best inform predictive software in the food industry?

13.00 Lunch & Informal Networking For Speakers, Delegates & Partners

13.05 Informal Breakout Discussions

A) Technical Advancements

B) Contaminants

C) Pathogens

D) Quality Assurance

E) Authenticity Testing

F) Digitalising Supplier Quality Assurance

14.00 Afternoon Chair’s Opening Remarks

Gideon Ashworth, Technical Director, Bart Ingredients


Panel Q&A

14.10 Drive Sustainable Food Safety Practices That Meet Consumer Expectations & Demonstrate A Genuine Commitment To Sustainability Without Compromising On Product Safety

  • With the growing demand for environmentally-sound products continuing to grow, how can businesses improve product traceability and transparency to build consumer trust?
  • What can businesses do to create more sustainable business practices that have a positive impact on customers, society and the environment while strengthening product safety?
  • Uncover practical and real-life applications of sustainable practices in the factory and manufacturing processes that balance protecting the environment with consumer safety

Sarah Delaney, UK & IE Food Safety Manager, IKEA

Luiz Guedes Neto, Corporate Quality Director, GB Foods


Exclusive Brand-Led Case Study

14.40 Maximise Choice, Minimise Risk For Allergic Consumers – Mondelēz International Advanced Future Focused Programmes

Marta Palac, Europe Food Safety R&D, Mondelēz Europe

Malgorzata Powolny, Europe Confectionery Corporate Quality, Mondelēz Europe

15.05 Bonus Session; Reserved for Exclusive Conference Partner

15.35 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking


16.05 Deep Dive Into The Importance Of Microbiology Food Testing To Reduce Consumer Risks By Ensuring Food Safety & Guaranteeing Top Quality Products

  • Enhance testing accuracies with the latest innovations in microbiology testing to reduce consumer risk and deliver on customer safety
  • How can companies tackle microbial hazards with rigorous risk assessments and accurate testing to ensure top food safety and quality and keep consumers safe?
  • Uncover how good manufacturing practice, effective cleaning and monitoring of pathogens in the production environment can successfully help control and eliminate contamination in the production facility

Tanja Dinić, Director of Internal Audit for Food Safety, Fortenova Grupa


16.25 Unpack The Latest Updates In Labelling To Ensure Compliance & Maximise Consumer Safety

  • Deep dive into precautionary allergen labelling to understand recent FSA updates and ensure accurate labelling is being used on products to boost consumer safety and confidence to make informed food choices
  • With sustainability labelling on the rise, how can businesses develop harmonised solutions to environmental food labelling to help customers make more sustainable purchasing decisions?
  • Explore compliance labelling as an enabler to commercialisation that can boost the efficiencies of business processes to meet consumer expectations, rather than just a service

Tom Hollands, Innovation & Technical Director, Raynor Foods

16.45 Afternoon Chair’s Closing Remarks

Gideon Ashworth, Technical Director, Bart Ingredients

16.55 Official Close Of Conference