Conference promoting world-class food safety strategy and innovative sustainable solutions for packaging

15 Dec 2020 11:03:00

Implementing and maintaining a world-class food safety strategy is imperative for consumer, brand and industry protection and is the focus of the two-day Food Safety and Compliance Conference being held 16 -17 March, 2021 in Auckland.

One of the factors for managing food safety risks would be to have an end-to-end, industry wide traceability programme. Woolworths Food Group [Australia]’s Ram Akella, Head of Business Solutions will present findings on this concept and the three priorities that an end-to-end traceability solution should focus on - to provide assurance to consumers. He is one of the experts presenting at.

Harnessing technology and data that also effectively tracks food through the three stages of production, processing and distribution and the ability to identify the risks and challenges along the supply chain will also be shared. Rekha Baptista, Traceability COE Manager, Fonterra will discuss how to ensure excellence, safety measures with session titled: Food safety traceability for enhanced supply chain management.

Like many things in 2020, auditing has been significantly impacted and the covid-19 crisis has accelerated the adoption of remote auditing practices, in order to maintain business continuity. You can hear more on Remote auditing: The digital age of auditing from Stephanie Carbone, Manager, Regulatory & Supply Chain & Consultancy Services, NSF International.

On the Packaging side of things, co-located with the Food Safety event is Safe & Sustainable & Packaging Materials Conference, a one-day forum to analyse developing government legislation, explore current industry-wide challenges, highlight packaging material trends, and showcase strategic and innovative sustainable solutions.

Have you heard about the newly released innovative sugar cane milk bottle, which is 100% kerbside recyclable and is New Zealand’s first plant-based milk bottle? Hear all the details on this ‘sugar cane sweet story’ with the Case Study presentation from Fonterra.

To enhance sustainability there is an increasing interest by food companies in the use of packaging containing recycled materials. However, this approach is not without its challenges, as there is the potential for non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) in the packaging to have an adverse effect on a food’s safety and quality. Phil Bremer, Professor Department of Food Science, University of Otago will describe the resource materials and checklists that NZFSSRC researchers are developing to help food companies assess the feasibility of using recycled packaging materials.

View all the details on these co-located events and separately bookable workshop on Allergy Management.

We’re sponsoring the event and you’re getting the benefits!

All our NZFIN friends are entitled to a discounted rate [15% off] the co-located events Food Safety & Compliance AND/OR Safe & Sustainable Packaging & Materials events to be held in March 2021. To qualify, enter the promotional code MCSXL4 when booking online.