The future of food labelling, health claims, phytosterols, HACPP and allergen management, and cost-effective compliance are just some of the key topics to be discussed at this year’s Food Regulations and Labelling Standards Conference, organised by Informa .
The conference will be held on 23rd and 24th November, at the Four Points by Sheraton, Sydney.
The conference agenda looks at the regulatory landscape for Australia's food manufacturers, distributors and retails.
Parliamentary Secretary Christopher Pyne will deliver the keynote address. He will be joined on the speaker faculty by the ACCC, the Australian Medical Association, the department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Allergen Resource Bureau as well as food and beverage companies such as Golden Circle, Campbell Arnotts, Diageo, and Danisco.
This annual food conference brings together leading industry, government and regulatory speakers and is also the key meeting place for the food industry to discuss the latest developments, challenges and opportunities for regulation and labelling of food and beverages.
Some of the keynote speakers include:
· The Hon Christopher Pyne, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing
· John Martin, Commisioner, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
· Kylie Oakes-Ati, Director of Food and Quarantine, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
· Professor Peter Williams, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Functional Food Centre
· Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, President, Australian Medical Association
· Commissioner John Martin, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
· Dr Lyn Davies, Manager Food Safety Centre, Allergen Resource Bureau
· Peter Swain, Technical Director, Golden Circle
· Tania Schellaars, Applications Specialist – Food Protection, Danisco Australia
· David Henning, Compliance Manager, Campbell Arnotts
The event also features optional pre-conference workshops on the 22nd November. These will include a hands-on regulatory update - labelling standards and compliance, as well as health claims and preparation for regulatory change.
To view the conference’s complete program, go to www.informa.com.au/food2006