HACCP Conference Awards finalists announced

The finalists for the 2014 HACCP Conference Awards have been named, with winners revealed in Sydney on 27 August.

The annual awards aim to provide the food industry with a vehicle to recognise and reward the achievements of those who work to ensure the safety of Australia’s food supply.

The first category is: outstanding individual nominated by an agri-food industry company. This award is intended for any individual employed by a private sector company who has contributed to the status of food safety in Australia.

The 2014 finalists are:

  • Damien Alexander, Woolworths
  • Jo Brooks, Australian Dairy Audit Solutions

Category two is: outstanding individual working as a registered food safety auditor. This is open to any individual working for an accredited Certification Body as a Food Safety Auditor. Finalists include:

  • Lisa Tomassen, SGS
  • Anthony Peart, SSCFC, Part of QC Australia

The last ‘Oustanding Company’ category is broken into two awards: single site company and multi-site company and is open to food businesses (within the relevant sub-category) who have successfully implemented one or more food safety management standards incorporating HACCP.

Finalists include:
Single Site

  • Crown Perth
  • Pirovic Family Farms – Egg Grading and Egg Pasteurising Operation
  • Tasmanian Dairy Products

Multi Site

  • GSF (Golden State Foods) Australasia
  • Toll Intermodal
  • KFC Australia

The Ross Peters Memorial Award for Excellence in Food Safety will also be presented at the awards, celebrating Ross Peters' outstanding contribution to food safety and recognising an industry member who has made a notable contribution to food safety in Australia or New Zealand and displays visible passion and commitment to driving food safety in the Australian or New Zealand food industry.

Held in Sydney from 26 to 28 August 2014, and hosted by Advancing Food Safety, SAI Global, the HACCP Conference will kick off with Advancing Food Safety’s interactive workshops followed by two days of educational talks and seminars from some of the industry’s most respected professionals.

Among the keynote speakers are Steven Newton, MD at Newton Risk-Stream Management, who will forecast a global food pandemic and recommend actions to prevent it. Ros Harvey, founding director of Sense T, will discuss food traceability, safety and technology, drawing on her studies through the creation of the world's first economy-wide intelligent sensor network. Gary Smith, director of Training, Improvement Solutions & Food Safety at SAI Global USA, will discuss the risks associated with allergens along the supply chain.

Download entry forms, early-bird tickets and the full conference program from www.australianhaccpconference.com.au

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