When it comes to food production, safeguarding the consumer is the number one priority for industry leaders and smaller firms alike. But with legislative updates set to be enforced in the food and drink business, it looks like standards could are about to be raised once more.
The Food Safety Conference is due to take place in London on September 15th 2016 and its primary aims are to look into risks, threats and vulnerabilities in the industry with a view to identifying and reducing any current risks or challenges. With major industry players such as Nestle, Coca Cola and Premier Foods on board, this conference looks set to change the culture of food safety in a big way. But what objectives can we expect to emerge from this conference?
This will focus on drawing on past knowledge of industry recalls and outbreaks in order to anticipate or prevent future problems. Prevention may also include identifying and reducing chain supply vulnerabilities through traceability back to raw materials. Insight and investigation will also be given to the best methods of detecting and preventing micro, chemical and physical contamination to products in an attempt to avoid the cost of future recalls, particularly allergen controls.
Examining fraud means looking into methods that will ensure integrity and authenticity of the final product. For example, Patient advise that a reported 1 in 100 people in the UK suffer from nut allergies so ensuring that a product’s claims to be completely free of this substance are 100% accurate – thus being non-fraudulent and, more importantly, ensuring the safety of consumers.
This mean that companies will need to be clear on the expectations of retailers and work hard to achieve them. Similarly those supplying second hand or used food machinery ( companies like http://www.clarke-fussells.co.uk/ and numerous others) also need to meet certain standards and expectations when it comes to providing clean, safe equipment.
To update the current legislation surrounding food safety and assess the implications that these updates will have on the industry. It also means identifying and successfully rolling out adequate training within organisations that match the new standards.
This one-day event is set to reshape the culture of food safety so book today for a unique insight into the future of the industry.