Forum Highlights

Why Join 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

Hot Topics To Be Discussed

  • 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
  • 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

Pre-Forum Activities

7 April 2021

Site Tour A (physical): 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.

Lief Lundin
Head of Food Innovation Centre


Site Tour B (physical): SPC Food Safety Site Tour

Food companies around the world are increasingly concerned about the implications of foodborne outbreaks and rising concerns on food fraud and safety standards. This gives rise to 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.


Blair Keating
Head of Innovation
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