Food Safety & Compliance Conference 2019
Meeting regulation, compliance and perception to deliver world-class safe, and high quality food
- Why food safety governance matters and impacts on operator verification standards
- A complete governance checklist for 2019
- The secret to highly successful teams and its impact on food safety culture - learning for management teams and business owners
Regulators have been active over the last few years with enforcement action being taken against companies for various advertising claims being made. Consumers and competitors are also taking more of an interest in the advertising of food products and are more likely to complain. The resulting effect being more legal action in the food advertising space.
- Advertising food to children
- Fair Trade claims
- Biodegradability claims
- Health Claims
- Craft claims
- Using influencers
- Advertising on social media
- Understanding the new scheme in place – what do feed manufacturers need to know and comply with?
- Highlighting the updates in the new scheme
- Improving practices to adhere to the scheme
- Understanding how blockchain can enable supply chain verification
- Sharing insights and learnings from the ‘Food Trust Framework’ project
- Key takeaways - what can food manufacturers and exporters learn and implement
- The complexity of making data useful at the right place and the right time
- Utilising advanced analytics to enable real-time data context to inform decision making
- Including AI and machine learning within your predictive analytic frameworks to identify and solve issues before they arise
- There are limitations of existing beef trim sampling methods (N60, N60+)
- Sampling effectiveness, repeatability and human factors are drivers behind the research and development of a new beef trim sampling method
- A new methodology, is approved (by letter of no exception) by USDA; Manual Sampling Device (MSD) and Continuous Sampling Device (CSD)
- Highlighting traceability issues that currently exist in the New Zealand food and beverage industry currently
- Ensuring effective traceability methods are in play
- Lessons learnt from overseas – what are the key takeaways for New Zealand?
- Product recall – what do you need to know?
The interest surrounding Agri-Food is intense. The AgTech sector is pumping, and everyone from policy makers to producers to everyday consumers is talking about food, where it comes from and the opportunities that new technologies present. As governments rush to invest into the future of research and innovation, whatever that may look like or be, it is worth considering the current state of play. What do we have? What is the opportunity? And what do we need to do get there? There is no doubt that the flurry of activity has led to hype, which is generated from the proposed intersection of contemporary technology and technology start-ups with one of our oldest industries in agri-food. Whether it be precision agriculture, connectivity or Blockchain, we need to consider if this technology is finding a problem or if it can be developed or modified to deliver a real solution.
This presentation will discuss the premise that transparency is coming to the food chain and in some form or another underpins most of the technological offerings and opportunities we have today. Transparency will not be negotiable, and stakeholders must be proactive in ‘turning the lights on” in order to maintain the confidence of consumers and build trust. It is not a matter of only determining where your food comes from, but understanding how it may have been produced, processed and distributed. Leaving this task to those external to your supply chain could be catastrophic.
This presentation will explore the intersection of technology solutions with compliance requirements, consumer expectations and how transparency is a critical element of building integrity an then in turn trust.
The presentation will take a look at the different technology solutions available, including that offered by Source Certain and demonstrate that technology in its own right will not be a silver bullet and that integrity will come from a combination of technological, technical / scientific and social science approaches.
- Allergen Risk Review - Where do I start?
- Introducing the Allergen Bureau’s Risk Review website
- Using allergen risk review to inform your VITAL risk assessment
- Best practice processes to supplement Lab Analysis with Inline Measurements
- Connecting and integrating processes and laboratory measurement technology with business process
- Enabling quick reactions, eliminating blind spots and increasing quality
- Automating manual data entry process – what are the challenges and benefits?
- Understanding the parameters in capturing data in a succinct manner
- Implementing a data strategy that complies with the Food Act 2014
- Understanding the current requirements for food manufacturers and importers around labelling the country and region of origin of foods and their ingredients – including geographical indications
- Looking ahead to possible changes or challenges on the horizon for origin/provenance labelling
- Highlighting the risks associated with non-compliance – what are the consequences?
Understand the context of Threat Assessment within the food supply chain & processing plant & the risks associated with malicious contamination within the supply chain. Some interesting and relevant facts:
- Food is the number one product stolen when under transportation in the USA. USD$30 Billion + is stolen annually in the USA & then resold on the black/grey markets
- Zespri has launched a civil case in the Auckland High Court for $30 million damages against the person who allegedly sent plants of its SunGold kiwifruit variety to China
- Australia 2018 Needles in strawberries: 231 alleged cases of fruit contamination across Australia covering 68 brands, 15 confirmed hoaxes & only 3 brands confirmed as sabotage.
- Over 3 years of worldwide data, terrorist attacks against the agriculture, food & beverage sectors more than tripled
- Understanding the insights from event deviations.
- Highlighting the steps taken to remedy the situation and traceability measures put in place going forward
- Lessons learnt – key takeaways for Fonterra and what other industries can learn