The latest developments, challenges and best practice solutions in food safety were discussed in detail at the second Ishida Europe Food Safety Summit, held at Sheffield Hallam Universitys new National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering facility (NCEFE).
Attendees from across the food manufacturing sector received advice and guidance from a variety of industry experts, with speakers from Campden BRI, Christeyns Food Hygiene, TQS Food Consulting, Barilla Group, BOC and Ishida highlighting the challenges involved in ensuring comprehensive food safety.
The series of presentations and discussions focused on four of the most high-profile food safety issues currently – allergens and contaminants, physical contaminants, auditing and compliance, and new packaging and shelf life.
Topics covered during the day included how to ensure food allergy protocols are strictly adhered to throughout the food supply chain; effective ways to avoid physical contaminants during production; how to remain compliant with both BRC Global Standards and latest retailer compliance requirements; and a look at latest packaging trends, including the move to reduce plastic while maintaining shelf life.
Commenting on the event Ciaran Murphy, Quality Control Business Manager at Ishida Europe, said: “By helping to improve knowledge around the issues and highlighting the latest technologies available, we believe that events like our annual Food Safety Summit can support food manufacturers in their drive to meet ever more stringent quality standards.”
Sheffield Hallam Universitys National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering is a newly opened research centre that brings together an ever-expanding network of industry groups, academics and engineers to solve specific business challenges within the food and drink sector.
The official opening of the NCEFE took place on Friday 18th October with local dignitaries and members from the university and industry. The day was supported by Ishida Europe with a range of its machine technologies on display, providing an insight to attendees into the capabilities of different machine solutions in weight checks and foreign body and leak detection.
“We are delighted with the positive feedback from the summit. This event, alongside our continued support of the NCEFE with access to the latest Ishida machine technology, highlights the importance of links between industry and academia in helping develop tomorrows food safety solutions,” concludes Martin Howarth Howarth, Director NCEFE.
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