The Food Safety SIG provides members interested in food safety with the opportunity to engage and share knowledge with others. It has a broad scope, covering all areas related to safety, including chemical, microbiological and physical contaminants as well as allergens. It also considers topics such as analytical techniques, food safety culture and food fraud prevention, and contributes to relevant publications.
The Group has tended to hold quarterly morning (breakfast) meetings in London, generally featuring a single speaker on a hot topic, followed by questions and a round-table discussion on key issues.
The format and programme for 2019 is currently being reviewed to determine what is the most suitable approach. We will be actively encouraging input from new members.
IFST’s Register of Food Safety Professionals (RFSP) recognises those working at all levels within food safety throughout the sector and helps build a unified platform for food safety compliance across the food industry and the safety auditing process. Following considerable cross-sector consultation, the Register offers a three-tiered formal framework that provides an assurance of each registrant’s experience, excellence and professionalism in food safety and integrity.