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Australian HACCP Conference Series attracts delegates from various industries

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The Australian HACCP Conference Series is the largest annual discussion forum of its kind in the Asia Pacific for all food industry professionals involved in food safety. 

This year’s conference attracted over 200 delegates involved in Food Safety from a range of industries, including Manufacturing, Government, Food Service, Certification Bodies, Private Sector, Transport and more. 

The full week of activities included training sessions on Food Microbiology, Conducting a Recall and HACCP; an interactive workshop on Food Forensics and of course the three day conference. The conference also incorporated the annual HACCP awards ceremony, held on the Wednesday evening. These awards recognise the efforts of those who work tirelessly to ensure the safety of our food supply. 

Congratulations to the winners for 2006: 
Category 1 – Outstanding individual nominated by an agri-food industry company
Winner: Dut Fan Chung, Catalano Seafood’s 

Category 2 – Outstanding individual working in a non-industry institution
Winner: Joanne Milton, Pink Health Care Services 

Category 3 – Outstanding individual working as a registered food safety auditor
Winner: Robert Dawson, Food Safe 

Category 4 – Outstanding company nominated by an audit agency
Winner: Large, Low Risk Company, Sunny Queen
Winner: Large, High Risk Company, HJ Heinz Echuca
Winner: Multi site, Low Risk Company, PFD Food Services
Winner: Multi site, High Risk Company, Northern Sydney Central Coast Health 

The conference programme this year had a good selection of interesting topics including: 
 Avian influenza 
 Food borne outbreaks and pathogens 
 National Food Safety Auditor Competencies 
 X-ray inspection 
 Metal Detection 
 Food forensics 
 Anti-biotic resistance 
 Managing traceability 
 Food irradiation 
 Environmental sustainability 
 Managing allergens 

Speakers who presented on these topics include representatives from:  
 United States Department of Agriculture 
 Dept of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 
 Coles Supermarkets 
 Fonterra, NZ 
 Smiths Detection, USA 
 AgriQuality. NZ 
 University of London, UK 
 Royal Prince Alfred Hospital 
 Leatherhead Food International, UK 
 Animal Diagnostics, NZ 

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