Technical and practical processes to stay compliant and eradicate safety breaches

The Food Sure agenda covers the whole spectrum of safety and quality in the food and beverage industry. From cutting edge microbial pathogen studies to practical implementation of process controls and risk assessments. – The world’s leading authorities will also be giving their updates on future regulations with certification and audit bodies giving you guidance to help navigate you through the turbulent regulatory landscape. – In the three days of the summit you’ll dive deep in to the success and failures of real-life projects arming yourself with next generation risk assessments to ensure you can predict safety and quality breaches before they hit production. – There will be advice how you can engage your workforce and create a company wide safety and quality culture to avoid the single biggest cause of food safety issues – human error. – The continued challenge of increasing visibility through your supply chain will also be addressed and the likes of Nestlé, Metro AG and Ferrero will talk to you through what they are doing to improve compliance with their suppliers. – You’ll also find exciting new technologies that can scientifically assess quality such as electronic tongues and noses. These will allow you to overcome a number of variables and avoid inconsistencies in your products. – The 2017 event will, for the first time also be co-located with Food Innovate to create Food World. The joint networking space will allow you to explore the nature of business silos in the food industry and how the lack of communication between departments increases the risk of failures and delays. – Also new for 2017 is the Heineken factory tour. Spaces are extremely limited and we expect them to sell out quick. Tickets will be going on sale in November. 

Featured Topics

Transform the organisational mindset about cost, quality and safety Surviving - and thriving - in challenging times Establishing the business case for change Leverage the strategic power of operational excellence Engaging ALL associates in the journey Optimising the system – relief from initiative weariness Win the market through the impact of zero losses Challenging paradigms to measure against perfection Sustaining substantial financial performance
With ever more stringent food regulatory standards, increasing globalisation of supply chains and enhanced testing capabilities, risk management within the food and beverage industry has never been so complex. As a result product recalls are on the rise, with the number of recalls per year in the US having almost doubled since 2002. The repercussions of product recalls for businesses are serious and very costly. Financial loss is not always the main concern for businesses however, as reputational damage and loss of brand equity are also very difficult to recover from.  How product contamination impacts your company Innovative products to reduce the risk of contamination How to have peace of mind with your food safety processes
The importance of a well calibrated auditors team Steps to achieve it: On-boarding process Auditors skills continuum Gaps filling Key factors Technical skills Auditing skills Soft skills
Risk and uncertainty are integral parts of any activity, including business activities. On one hand, through seizing opportunities, they enable financial gain. And on the other hand, they can cause unexpected events that consequently may generate a loss or threat the company performance. The presentation aims to show one of the ways of implementing a formal risk management system.
What does food safety excellence mean today? How to always be audit ready Building food safety awareness into your company culture Harnessing the latest innovative food safety techniques 

2016 Summit Highlights

Attendee Feedback

“Very interesting, many good ideas. ” — Lily Michaelovich, Risks & Purchasing Quality Manager, Strauss Group

“ A really valuable sharing experience of ways how to make the food industry sustainable and competitive in turbulent times” — Konstantin Martinek, Technical Director, Devro

“Professionalism and passion – a great experience – many ideas and thoughts about the next developments in my company” — Grazyna Nowak Polomska, Company Development and McD’s Business Unit Director, Farm Frites