About The Forum

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The 2nd Food Safety, Traceability And Compliance Forum 2021 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 7 – 9 April 2021 in your calendar and book your seat now! We look forward to welcoming you this coming April!

10 Compelling Reasons To Attend This Forum


  1. A valuable opportunity to engage and forge partnerships with an exclusive gathering of business leaders, innovators, thinkers and more in the food safety arena
  2. Invaluable updates on the regulatory, scientific and technological aspects of food safety and traceability
  3. Compelling case studies shared by speakers who have played major roles in various successful food safety initiatives
  4. Interactive, outcome-focused round-table discussions and panels aimed at demystifying food safety and providing a roadmap to enabling it for various food types
  5. A spotlight on pressing challenges and potential solutions in food safety, traceability and processing, covering various tools, practices and strategies
  6. Insights into how well-known global brands combat counterfeiting, lower costs of food recalls, trace sources of outbreaks and more
  7. Useful examples of the role of blockchain, IoT, AI and more in transforming traceability in the food supply chain
  8. A demonstration of how the humble barcode remains a vital weapon in the war on food fraud
  9. Showcases of how food-borne contamination such as salmonella can now be detected in real-time – and how they are evolving in response
  10. Proven best practices on what organizations need to ensure compliance with the Food Safety Code and avoid costly, damaging food scares

The Forum At A Glance

Pre-Forum Activities: 7 April 2021

  • Food Safety Innovations Site Tour at the CSIRO Food Innovation Centre
  • Food Safety Innovations Site Tour at the SPC

Main Forum (Day 1): 8 April 2021

  • Food Recalls – What’s Actually Being Recalled?
  • Managing Food Safety In Aged Care
  • How GS1 Standard Is Transforming The Food Supply Chain And Traceability
  • How Blockchain Is Helping To Fight Food Fraud And Transform Traceability Of Beef From Australia To China
  • How Fonterra Is Embracing Technology To Guarantee 100% Authenticity In Its Dairy Exports
  • Woolworths: The Promise And Potential Of End-To-End Traceability For Australian Food And Agriculture Sector
  • Food Safety And Sustainability – Changing The Conversation To Achieve A Common Goal
  • Food Inspection & Traceability Equipment In The Production Line: Current State Of The Art And Our Vision For The Future

Main Forum (Day 2): 9 April 2021

  • How Predictive Microbiology Can Be Used To Enhance Food Safety
  • CSIRO: High Pressure Thermal Processing – An Innovative Solution
  • Food Microbiology For The Future
  • Food Safety With Next-Generation Sequencing
  • How Sodexo Plays A Vital Role In The Food Value Chain When It Comes To Food Safety
  • How Langdon Ingredients Controls Food Allergens In The Supply Chain
  • How to Prepare For, Manage And Survive A High-Profile Food Safety Crisis
  • How Whole Genome Sequencing Is Revolutionizing Food Safety In Salmonella Detection

Exclusive Pre-Forum Activities

7 April 2021

Site Tour A: CSIRO Food Innovation Centre

According to the World Health Organization, food contamination affects almost 1 in 10 worldwide every year, killing some 420,000 – 125,000 of those being children under the age of 5. With food supply chains now crossing multiple national borders and carrying the risk of creating major public health incidents, the need for technology to create more transparent and traceable farm-to-fork journeys has never been greater. Join us for an exclusive tour of one of the world’s premier food manufacturing laboratories: CSIRO’s $50m food innovation center in Werribee, Victoria. In this state-of-the-art facility, you will get up close with a unique range of conventional and innovative processing technologies and equipment, and see how the latest advances in chemical, biochemical, physical and sensory analysis are revolutionizing food safety.


Site Tour B: SPC Food Safety Site Tour

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. Witness some of these technologies in action on this exclusive tour of SPC, and learn more about the role the latest advancements in processing machinery are playing in creating a safer, less wasteful food chain.