Food Safety Conference update

Food safety experts from Australia, New Zealand and around the world will meet in Sydney to discuss the future of food at the second Food Safety Conference from 19th to 21st September, 2007.

The conference, held in the Sydney Exhibition and Convention Centre at Darling Harbour, will feature international and Australian experts from industry, consumer organisations and government who will examine the latest developments and challenges in food safety.

In particular, the way ‘future foods’ will affect consumers, manufacturers and regulators in the international arena will be discussed.

According to the NSW Food Authority the conference is timely as food safety is a major international issue both for emerging and major economies as the industry faces changes in technology and increased consumer demand for foods that are convenient, safe and healthy.

Speakers at the conference will include:

  • Dr John O’Brien, CEO of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland
  • Dr Gerry Moy of the World Health Organisation
  • Dr Andrew McKenzie, executive director of the New Zealand Food Safety Authority

Australia and New Zealand speakers will include:

  • Dr Rebecca Huntley, the author of ‘The World According to Y’
  • Mr Peter Kell, CEO of CHOICE
  • Dr Bruce Lee, director of CSIRO’s Australia’s Food Futures Flagship
  • Mr Robert Kerr, commissioner with the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission

The conference will include a series of master classes that will run concurrently on Wednesday, 19th September 2007, including:

  • Beyond Groundhog Day, facilitated by the ABC’s Julie McCrossin
  • Food Allergy — a fact of life, organised by Anaphylaxis Australia Industry
  • Labelling, organised by the Australian Food and Grocery Council
  • Standardisation, organised by Standards Australia
  • Dietary Modelling, run by FSANZ

Click here to register or to view the full program.

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