Advancing Food Safety (AFS) has extended a welcome to all Australian and international guests attending the 17th national event in the Australian HACCP Conference series. The event will be held at the Sebel Albert Park, Melbourne from 24-25 August 2010.
This year, The Australian HACCP Conference Series is to combine with the SQF International Conference on 26 August, to provide three full days of Conference Activities.
Each year the Australian HACCP Conference takes a particular theme. This year’s presentations focus on contentious issues that are impacting the food industry in Australia and globally, including, retailer-driven food safety, food safety in emerging markets, allergen management, regulatory responses to food-borne outbreaks, the increasing risk of chemical and microbiological contamination, defect management systems, and labelling.
Advancing Food Safety have assembled an array of industry experts from USA, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia to investigate, stimulate and debate on the widening inventory of issues that fall under the food safety umbrella.
Advancing Food Safety also welcome Dr Jill Hollingsworth, Mr Gary Smith, and the team from the Food Marketing Institute in USA to Australia for the SQFI event. This is the first time the SQFI Conference will be held outside of the American Continent, and is particularly significant as Australia was the original home of the SQF program. The SQF event will showcase retailers, suppliers, and other stakeholders from both sides of the Pacific outlining developments in the SQF Program.
This year’s Conference will be supported by a number of events including training courses, the HACCP awards dinner, and as a curtain raiser, a workshop for Senior Food Industry Executives on ‘Food Safety Due Diligence'.