Identifying the latest strategies for food safety and quality assurance success

This year’s event will build upon previous years to focus on how the industry can tackle the current challenges facing food safety and quality professionals within food and beverage companies across Europe. The summit will provide best practice regulatory compliance, proven approaches to enhancing food safety and initiatives to achieve excellent quality assurance.

Delve into topics covering:

  • A Retailer’s Perspective on the Audit Process
  • Achieving a Truly Effective Global Quality Management System
  • Food Allergens: How Can the Industry Make a Difference
  • Stay Safe: Strategies to Implement an Effective Food Defence Plan
  • Get Rid of the Bad Taste: Make Food Fraud a Thing of the Past
  • Establishing a Framework to Effectively Deal With Product Recalls

Join us in Huis ter Duin for thought-provoking discussion, inspiring case studies and excellent networking opportunities.

  • 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 

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