IFST framework theme
Transparency, traceability and trust
Increase industry knowledge in, and provide guidance for, the use of emerging traceability and transparency technologies in food supply chains
- A large proportion of risks originate upstream in the food chain and outside of the immediate control of individual food processors and manufacturers.
- Current approaches to risk management support a short term reactive approach at an individual business level; risks beyond the immediate manufacturing environment are often considered only on a one-up and one-down (the chain) basis, with sharing of minimal technical information.
- This leaves the food system vulnerable to fraud and food safety breakdowns, with increasing costs that add no value to consumer risk prevention.
- Existing and new technologies offer opportunities for improved data handling and analysis, with more supply chain actors able to access relevant information in a secure yet transparent way.
- ISFT want to facilitate and promote approaches to food risk management that would provide evidence-based information, 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 industry, consumers and regulators.
Food systems risk management project
- Highlighting how the food industry can best leverage existing and new technological opportunities for improved information and data handling and analysis, driving an efficient and risk managed supply chain
- To consider how SME’s and micro businesses can access the tools and information available to effectively manage their risks
- Alex Guest – Dalziel
- Chris Grimes – SALSA Food
- Derek Croucher – Morning Foods
- Gill Palmer – Palmer & Randal Ltd
- Helen Munday – FDF
- John Graydon – Siemens
- Louis Manning – Harper Adams University
- Peter Wareing – P.Wareing Food Safety Ltd
- Rachel Ward – r.ward consultancy ltd
- Seema Patel
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