2019 saw over 200 food safety professionals flock to Highfield’s conference in Birmingham to see some of the UK’s top food safety experts deliver their verdict on the future of food safety as the industry came to terms with the uncertainty of Brexit.
‘A top-tier program of industry thought leaders; current and topical, accessible and value for money.’ 2019 conference attendee
‘I would highly recommend that anyone with an interest in food safety attends future events.’
2019 conference attendee
Our food safety conference 2020 supporters include the addition of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) along with returning supporters the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT), the Institute of Food Science Technology (IFST) and RHE Global.
‘Building Trust in Food Supply Chains’ is aimed at professionals working in food retail, food manufacturing and foodservice, as well as food safety tutors and environmental health officers. At the top of the agenda, the conference will shine a spotlight on emerging threats to food authenticity and how those in the industry can strengthen their food defence planning. Following this will be an exploration of how innovative blockchain technology can be used to build trust in food safety, along with an overview of the latest updates to food business regulation from the Food Standards Agency. The second half of the agenda will see us explore a topic at the forefront of many minds within the food industry, allergen management. We ask the question, ‘what impact will ‘Natasha’s law’ have on your business?’.
Chaired by Richard Sprenger, Chairman of Highfield Qualifications, the conference will feature expert Q&A panels alongside presentations from:
- Dr Lisa Ackerley, Strategic Food Safety Advisor, Public Health Company Ltd and Chair of the RSPH Food Special Interest Group.
- Sterling Crew, Chair of The Food Authenticity Network Advisory Board.
- Barbara Hirst, Consultant, Food Safety and Quality at Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL).
- Michael Jackson, Deputy Director – Head of Regulatory Compliance Division, Regulatory Compliance, People and NI Directorate at Food Standards Agency.
- James Stewart, Chief Technology Officer, Consumer Industry at IBM.
- Denis Treacy, Chief Technical Officer, Culture Compass Ltd.
For more information on the speakers and topics to be discussed or to book your early-bird ticket for ‘Building Trust in Food Supply Chains’ now, go to highfieldconference.com.