foodpro 2017 presents education program

foodpro has released its education content for 2017, presenting industry experts and topical seminars, intended to provide pertinent and insightful insight into industry issues.

Free to attend, each seminar will provide an opportunity to learn directly from some of the industry’s best leaders and experts, including Brett Wiskar of Wiley, Ron Cotterman of Sealed Air and Glen Pinna of Biotech Laboratories.

The sessions will run throughout the day and cover topics such as: Taking Action to Tackle Food Waste Challenges; Mixed Reality – The Future of Decision Making in the Food Supply Chain; A New Era in Foreign Body Identification – Learn How to Protect Your Brand and Intelligent Information Driven Manufacturing: and The Path to Industry 4.0

Of particular interest and relevance is the ‘Labelling and the Law’ seminar, presented by the Food Authority NSW. Speaker Andrew Davies will explain the Food Authority’s labelling provisions under the Food Standards Code and outline the approach to compliance and enforcement. Davies will also introduce the new labelling portal that provides industry and consumers with an easy to understand guide to labelling laws. This session will give processors and manufacturers the opportunity to have direct contact and insight into the legal requirements of labelling and how to achieve compliance.

Alongside the sessions provided by foodpro, learning opportunities are furthered by Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL), which as part of the brand new Supply Chain Integrity Zone Initiative, has also curated an educational program. Seminars in this area will focus on traceability and security in the supply chain, looking at both practical solutions and industry forecasts for the future, with solutions geared towards smaller scale manufacturers.

The educational opportunities are furthered by the co-location of the Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology‘s (AIFST) annual convention with foodpro. AIFST’s Convention hosts a full two-day program with a line-up of speakers that include Barry Irvin, AM, of Bega Cheese; Professor Martin Cole of CSIRO and Brianna Casey of Foodbank. foodpro visitors can book a convention pass to gain access to the sessions that will focus on food safety, packaging, sensory, nutrition and more.

A strictly trade only event, foodpro 2017 runs from 16 – 19 July 2017 at Sydney International Convention Centre Exhibition Building Darling Harbour.

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