Food Risk Management Systems Working Group

The initial goal for this group is to highlight how the food industry can best leverage existing and new technological opportunities for improved information and data handling and analysis, which in turn could drive a more efficient supply chain, with better risk intelligence and therefore risk assessment and risk management.  Subsequently, the group are now reviewing approaches for verification and assessment of food risk management capability and proposing approaches fit for the future. IFST’s aim in this area remains the facilitation and promotion of approaches to food risk management that would provide evidence-based information regarding food safety and composition status, accessible to all contributors in the food supply chain, to deliver safe and authentic food to consumers in a cost-effective way, and provide solutions that benefit the industry, consumers and regulators.

Meet the Food Risk Management Systems Working Group

Chair: Louise Manning

Committee Members:  Claire Abbott, Saiqa Aslam, Derek Croucher, Chris Gilbert-Wood, John Graydon, Alex Guest, Andy Kerridge, Amanda McCarthy, Clare Rapa-Marley, Mark Swainson, Peter Wareing, Rachel Ward.

Events & Webinars

Each working group is run by a small committee of volunteer members, who meet both face-to-face and virtually. As part of the committee, members are actively involved in organising and attending meetings in relation to setting up activities, events and webinars across the year. Open our Events page to attend our upcoming events or access the Webinar Hub to watch previous webinar recordings.

Upcoming Events  Previous Events

Evolving risk management systems article published in September 2018 issue of Food Science & Technology 

Food Chain Management Systems poster presented at IFST Spring Conference (SC18) on 19 April 2018

Food Chain Management Systems presentation was given at BRC Food Safety Europe Conference on 12 February 2019

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IFST Community

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IFST Impact Award

We value the important contribution that volunteers bring to the work and life of the Institute. Without the contribution of the volunteers who serve on committees, branches and special interest groups, we would find it difficult to achieve the strategic priorities set out by the Board of Trustees. The Impact Award is an opportunity for volunteers to showcase an innovative activity that has been undertaken that meets the set criteria.

Find out more about the previous winners, entry criteria and submissions here.

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