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Prevent Food Fraud & Ensure Product Integrity & Compliance

Horizon Scan Upcoming Threats & Global Supply Pitfalls, Reduce Potential Vulnerabilities With Advanced Testing Strategies & Minimise Supplier Risks To Boost End-To-End Traceability & Visibility In The Post-Horsegate, Post-Brexit World

08.30 Registration – Morning Coffee & Objective Setting

09.00 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting & Chair’s Opening Remarks
Louise Manning
Senior Lecturer in Food Policy & Management
Harper Adams University


09.25 Optimising Supplier Performance & Ensuring Suppliers Share Your Quality Standards Of Product Integrity & Diligent Working Practices

  • Effective strategies to risk assess current and future suppliers – what do you need to be thinking about and what are the best methods for going about it?
  • Ensuring your processes and values are implemented at source to bolster your supply chain from adulteration and safeguard end product integrity
  • Working with your procurement teams to make them aware of red flags early on and know when a deal is too good to be true

Jamie Knox
Director of Quality, Safety & Environment
Britvic Soft Drinks plc


09.55 The Role Of The Regulator In Combatting Food Fraud

John Coady
Chief Audit & Investigations Manager
Food Safety Authority of Ireland

10.25 Refreshment Break With Informal Facilitated Networking


11.10 What Are The Latest Threats, Upcoming Issues & Business-Critical Vulnerabilities On The Horizon & What Proactive Steps Should We Be Taking Now?

  • What are the upcoming risks the industry needs to be aware of and how should we be preparing for them on the ground?
  • Exploring the best information sources, databases and tools available to pre-empt and be alerted to the potential risks to ensure your company is kept informed and to streamline your horizon scanning strategies
  • What opportunities are there for the industry to share learnings? Evaluating the viability of collaborative, cross-party systems and shared information sources in a competitive environment
  • Why is fraud happening? Understanding the social and cultural factors, from crop failures to insufficient training procedures, which motivate fraudulent activity and the practical steps to take

Hafsa Chergui
Food Safety Inspector – Hygiene Control
Belgian Federal Food Safety Agency

Huw Watkins
Head of Intelligence
The UK Intellectual Property Office

John O’Brien
Senior Scientist
Nestlé Research Centre


11.30 Best-Practice Methods For Maximising The End-To-End Visibility Of Your Supply Chain & Ensuring Threats & Vulnerabilities Can Be Traced Back To Source & Eliminated

  • Harnessing the optimal systems and processes available to boost visibility and identify potential threats within your supply chain, right back to ingredient origins
  • What are the practical steps organisations need to be taking to tighten their supply chain controls and ensure end product integrity?
  • Advanced strategies to maximise the speed and accuracy of your supply chain mapping for a robust, efficient framework: what level of traceability can actually be achieved?
  • Lessons learned around garnering more transparent and useful information from your suppliers to ensure an accurate understanding of your entire supply chain

Antonio Nespoli
Global Quality & Food Safety Governance & Thermal Process Authority Director
Barilla Group

Diogo Souza Monteiro
Senior Lecturer in Agribusiness Management
Newcastle University

12.30 Lunch & Informal Networking For Delegates, Partners & Speakers


13.00 Lunchtime Informal Peer-To-Peer Discussion

A) Food Fraud Intelligence Updates

Ross Clark
Lead Intelligence Analyst
Food Standards Scotland

C) Advanced Testing Strategies

B) Food Safety & Quality Culture

Linda Calite
Technical Manager
Pizza Hut Europe

13.30 Afternoon Chair’s Opening Remarks

Iain Mortimer
Group Technical Manager
apetito UK


14.05 Case Study With Newcastle University

Lynn Frewer
Professor of Food & Society
Newcastle University


14.35 Understanding The Latest Legislative Updates & How Your Business & The Wider Industry Will Be Impacted By Brexit

  • Brexit: What does Brexit mean for the control on food imports coming into the UK?
  • Post-Horsegate Legislation: Discussing whether the current regulations are robust enough to meet our needs and combat future risks
  • Legislation: Are there any new legislative updates we need to be aware of moving forward?
  • Labelling: Understanding the effect Brexit will have on the need for strong labelling policies and what organisations can do to mitigate the risks

Geoff Ogle
Chief Executive
Food Standards Scotland

Dr Naomi Salmon
HE Lecturer & Legal Researcher

Aberystwyth University

Sally-Ann Krzyzaniak
Research Fellow
Portsmouth Business School

15.10 Informal Networking Break & Afternoon Refreshments


15.40 Horsegate: What Have We Learned?
A look back on the industry’s reaction to the horsemeat scandal and how processes have evolved over the last 4 years. Do organisations today have stringent enough controls and procedures to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future?

Selvarani Elahi
The Food Authenticity Network


16.10 Boost Integrity & Protect Your Supply Chain From The Latest Raw Material Threats & Most At-Risk Ingredients In The Market

  • Honey, olive oil, meat, oregano… how can organisations address the top 10 high-risk ingredients and deter fraudulent activity at source?
  • Keeping abreast of the latest ingredients at risk of fraudulent activity to maintain supply chain and end product integrity
  • What can the industry do to raise awareness of the upcoming ingredient threats and minimise food fraud across the board?

Deb Jayaprakash
Technical Manager
Artisan du Chocolat

16.40 Chair’s Closing Remarks
Iain Mortimer
Group Technical Manager
apetito UK

16.55 Official Close Of Conference

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