Food Auditing Conference 2013,
16 October 2013
This is the third Auditing Conference organised by the Western Branch of the IFST and this year we concentrate on the thorny problems associated with food adulteration and food fraud.
The vulnerability that food has to contamination has recently been highlighted in the news.Some contamination can be accidental but, unfortunately, it can be intentional where fraud and criminal actions are the cause. The conference will look at the recent history of events and consider how we are able to identify contamination and adulteration when they happens, what the adulteration or contamination is and if it something that can be prevented. Focus will also be on areas outside of meat related issues, such as ingredients where genetically modified varieties are available, illegal dyes and provenance claims and how these can be controlled.Apart from ingredients control which impact on a company’s financial health we will also see how ethical trading is handled by one of the leaders in the field.
The day will show how auditing has it part to play in the identification and control of both contamination and adulteration in the food industry.
Who Should Attend?
All food professionals responsible for producing safe food, retail and food industry Directors and Managers, Local Authority Environmental Health Officers, Factory Managers, Quality Assurance Managers, Microbiologists, Food Auditors, Food Hygiene Specialists, Pest Control Company Personnel, Food Consultants.
There will also be a small exhibition from companies presenting products and services available for food companies and auditing specialists.
View the conference programme