Other articles in this issue of E-ssentials highlight the many and diverse challenges of food safety today, including zoonotic pathogens, counterfeit olive oils and chemical residues in fruits, vegetables and other foods. Therefore, for food industry professionals, keeping pace with food safety technologies, practices and emerging regulations requires a proactive effort.
The 7th Annual Food Sure Summit, to be held in Amsterdam from May 22-24, 2017 offers an ideal opportunity for industry participants at all levels to engage with other food professionals in an exploration of the latest developments and trends in the field of food safety. Spread over three full days, the Summit will feature presentations by more than 30 leaders in the food business, including regulatory officials, regulatory and quality control executives and professionals, researchers, educators, executives and retailers.
Forty-five separate sessions will visit a wide range of safety-related topics in the areas of quality, compliance, food supply chains, manufacturing and operations, technology and leadership. Many sessions will be structured as case studies, giving participants an opportunity to consider and discuss real-world food safety issues with others. Other sessions will showcase specific food safety solutions adopted by practitioners from around the food world.
Tuesday’s plenary keynote will feature Ladislav Miko, Deputy Director General for Food Safety, European Commission. Other plenary speakers will address topics ranging from next generation food safety risk assessments, a retailer’s perspective of the food safety audit process, engaging your workforce in food safety programmes and initiatives, and preparing for the food safety in the 21st century.
TÜV SÜD is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Summit. Our exhibition booth (#15) in the Summit Conference Hall will focus on TÜV SÜD’s full range of food safety testing and inspection services, and highlight our new Safety Gauge report on product safety as well as our new “Fit for Hygiene” food safety e-learning program. Dr. Ron Wacker, TÜV SÜD’s Global Manager of Food, Health and Beauty, and Florian Hilt, International Sales Manager of Food, Health and Beauty, will be in attendance and available to meet with Summit participants.
For more information about the Food Sure Summit in Amsterdam, or to register, go to their official website. To schedule a meeting with a TÜV SÜD expert during the Summit, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.