TACCP, PAS 96, food defence, biovigilence are currently topics of debate and concerns for the food industry. Since Horsegate the controls that the industry have in place are under serious scrutiny. Throughout the supply chain from retailers to suppliers, food manufacturers, supply chain auditors and enforcement authorities, systems are being reviewed and revised in order to protect the integrity of their businesses and reduce the threats to the industry.
4 leading speakers will present on the different aspects of defence and threats and how to manage the challenges the industry could face.
Speakers include British Pepper & Spice Technical Director, John Hill who will present on the managing of such challenges within the herb and spice supply chain providing examples of how these challenges can be overcome and benefit other businesses.
Leatherhead Food Research Professor Tony Hines, MBE, FIFST an internationally recognised expert in Crisis Management who has spoken widely on integrating TACCP and Food Defence in food safety systems in conferences, training courses, seminars and in his consulting business will describe how he uses PAS96:2014 and the food fraud mitigation strategies from his Caveat Emptor Training Programme with the FDF to ‘think like a criminal, map the supply chain and with Horizon Scanning identify supply chain vulnerabilities and opportunities for dilution, substitution and criminality.
Alison Johnson from Food Forensics will be discussing how businesses are struggling to work out what is required by the new BRC requirements. Both PAS 96 and BRC v 7 make it clear a vulnerability assessment is required and testing to validate supply chain integrity/claims but offer no guidance on practical approaches to this. Alison will cover the basic science of isotopes and a potential approach to using testing to reduce risk.
John Barnes, former Head of the Local Delivery Division at the Food Standards Agency has worked in central government for the last 20 years and previously within private consultancy. He specialises in food safety with experience of negotiating food controls at national and international level. John will present on the topic of Food Security.
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