World Potato Congress will focus on safety

The future of quality assurance and food safety will be explored at the World Potato Congress to be held in NZ in March.

According to organising chairman, Terry Olsen, “food safety and quality assurance is of growing importance to regulators, consumers and retailers.

“The congress will explore how food safety and quality assurance rules will tighten over the next decade and how we can prepare ourselves now for the changes.”

Two speakers will discuss the issue.

Woolworths’ Nadene Smith will outline the standards currently required of growers, while Globalgap’s Dr Kristian Moeller will look to how the world’s largest quality assurance program will change over the next 10 years.

With the theme ‘Nourishing Our Future’, the congress will review the latest world developments in crop management, environment and energy issues, food and non-food processing, consumer trends and food safety and quality.

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