About the Forum

The Innovations in Food Safety, Traceability and Processing Technology Forum provides an invaluable platform for food manufacturing and processing industry experts to address food safety challenges, share knowledge, inspire new ideas and forge strategic partnerships.

The consumers of the future are empowered to impact change and are inclined to think about the nexus of food, water and energy as well as health and wellness. This puts increasing pressure on regulators and industry to do the right thing by being socially responsible, while engaging in fair trade and eliminating illegal or unsustainable food production practices. Food and consumer goods companies exist to sell products to consumers. A key attribute of any food brand is safety, without which there is no trust and consequently, no sale without trust. Resolving any problem, and improving systems and processes to improve food safety are key to instilling confidence in the business and brand.

Discover some of the most innovative food safety, traceability, processing and packaging technologies, and acquire practical know-hows on safer food production, food fraud prevention and food recall crisis management at this forum. It is also an excellent networking opportunity not to be missed!

Mark 21 – 23 January 2019 in your calendar and book your seat now! We look forward to welcoming you this coming January!

10 Compelling Reasons to Attend This Forum

  1. Be part of the exclusive gathering of business leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors and thinkers for meaningful exchanges to catalyze innovations in food safety, traceability and processing technology
  2. Stay ahead of the technology curve and discover what’s truly cutting-edge in food safety to future-proof your food manufacturing processes
  3. Embrace new food safety, traceability and processing technologies intelligently to enhance efficiency, effectiveness and profitability
  4. Acquire actionable insights, proven solutions and effective strategies to accelerate your food safety, traceability and processing initiatives
  5. Engage and network with some of most innovative minds at the forefront of the food safety, traceability and processing community to build valuable partnerships
  6. Exclusive international and local case studies shared by prominent speakers who have played imperative roles in realizing innovations in food safety, traceability and processing technology
  7. 360-degree approach: Evaluate food safety, traceability and processing initiatives holistically in areas like policies, infrastructure planning, environmental sustainability, IoT, automation, AI, data and food security
  8. Invaluable takeaways from best practices, market-leading and award-winning case studies, and practical insights on how innovations in food safety, traceability and processing technology can be implemented in a cost-effective manner to bring about safer food and greater efficiency
  9. Interactive, outcome-focused “How To” roundtable discussions, panels, fireside chats to get all pressing questions answered, and assist delegates to successfully map out a transformational food safety, traceability and processing journey for various category-specific food types
  10. An exclusive platform for industry experts to address food safety, traceability and processing challenges, share integrated technological solutions and forge new valuable partnerships

The Forum At A Glance

Pre-Forum Activities: 21 January 2019

  • Food Recalls and Crisis Management Workshop by The Recall Institute
  • Food Safety Innovations Site Tour at the University of Melbourne

Main Forum (Day 1): 22 January 2019

  • How SPC Ardmona Uses Technology to Ensure Food Safety from Farm to Fork
  • Blockchain: Increasing Food Provenance and Transparency
  • How Pernod Ricard Uses Serialization to Counter Food Fraud
  • DNA Barcoding as a Reliable Tool to Track Down Mislabeling and Food Piracy
  • Compliance with the New Australian Food Safety Regulation “Country of Origin” Labeling
  • Fonterra Case Study: Traceability From Farm to Fork

Main Forum (Day 2): 23 January 2019

  • Coles Case Study: Real-time Tracking and Remote Monitoring of Food Supply Chain with IoT Sensors
  • How Artificial Intelligence Can Be Used to Improve Food Processing, Safety and Compliance
  • Kraft Heinz Case Study: Continuous Improvement in Food Safety & Quality
  • Coca Cola Amatil Case Study: Food Safety Culture Through Innovation & Processing Technologies
  • Pathogen Detection Based on Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) for Improved Scalability and Accessibility of Food Safety
  • Smart, Active and Antimicrobial Packaging to Improve Food Safety and Shelf Life
  • Blockchain for Enhanced Food Safety and Traceability
  • Raising Food Safety Levels with X-ray Contaminant Detection

Exclusive Pre-Forum Activities

21 January 2019

9:00am – 12:00pm

Food Recalls and Crisis Management Workshop by The Recall Institute


A series of product recall crises in the Australian food industry recently has significantly influenced consumers’ perception of food safety. The underlying concern is whether dwindling consumer confidence will spill over to other Australian food products. Earlier this year, a listeria outbreak linked to rockmelons claimed the lives of 6 people. This incident caused a 90% drop in rockmelon sales across Australia, leaving consumers deeply concerned about the safety of rockmelons. The next product recall crisis could trigger call for increased regulation that regulators would have to respond. Two key concerns stemming from food recalls are loss in sales and loss in brand reputation. This workshop will address any food recall challenges and equip delegates with powerful brand reputation protection strategies.

Steven Hather
The Recall Institute
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1:20pm – 2:50pm

Food Safety Innovations Site Tour at the University of Melbourne


Food companies around the world are increasingly concerned about the implications of foodborne outbreaks and rising concern on food fraud and safety standards. This gives rise to a stronger demand for traceability from suppliers and new measures to improve overall food safety standards. This site tour will show you the latest innovations in food safety, processing and traceability. Discover Biometrics and Sensory Analytic at University of Melbourne, the first in Australia. Combining invasive & non-invasive method, measurement of the sub-conscience dimension for preference of Food & Beverages become possible with Biometrics and Sensory Analytic.

3:40pm – 4:40pm

Food Safety Innovations Site Tour at Inspection Systems

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As the demand for food safety standards grows, X-ray detection is growing alongside it as the ideal gatekeeper. Spotting contaminants in food before it leaves the factory holds enormous potential to prevent foodborne outbreaks, mass recalls and other disasters. Join us for a tour of one of Australia’s leaders in food screening technology, Inspection Systems, where you will witness a demonstration of the latest X-ray detectors. You will also learn how near-infrared fat, moisture and protein measurement, as well as non-invasive temperature measurement, further help food producers ensure food safety and compliance with associated regulations.

Inspection Systems Site Tour