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Technical / Technical Seminar

TECHNICAL SEMINAR 2019

7th February 2019 – Birmingham Hilton Metropole

Leading technical experts were joined by over 60 delegates for our second Technical Seminar. There was a wide-ranging and interesting debate on the major technical issues facing food businesses today. The seminar focused on issues that are currently having an impact on businesses and solutions that are available to help current challenges.

David Fatscher, Head of Market Development & Richard Werran, Director- Food, British Standards Institution – How can business ‘raise the standard’ in uncertain times?

Lynne Regent, Chief Executive, Anaphylaxis Campaign – ‘May Contain’ / Precautionary Allergen Labelling – A Call for Action

Natasha Catchpole, Practice Leader – Crisis Management & Product Recall, CFC Underwriting Ltd – Managing Product Recall

Professor Carol A. Wallace, Professor of Food Safety Management Systems, University of Central Lancashire – A Food Safety Culture – What is it and Can it be Measured?

Alison Johnson, Director, Food Forensics – Food Fraud Detection Including Stable Isotope Testing

Paul Middleton-Walker, UK & Ireland Distribution Manager, Hygiena – To follow

Cedric Hanson, Applications Manager, BOC – Innovation in Freezing Technology

Jake Norman, Olympus Automation Ltd – Technical Aspects of Use of Robotics in Food Production

Antonio Bubbico for James Donarski, Head of Authenticity, FERA – The Use of ‘Big Data’ – Using Data Analytics to Improve Food Fraud Detection

Dr Donna Champion, Nottingham Trent University & Dr Rachel Ward, R Ward Consultancy Ltd – Blockchain / Traceability – What’s the Difference?

Dr Jennifer Rogers, Director of Statistical Consultancy Services, University of Oxford – ‘What’s in a Story?’ Measuring risk – Correlation versus causation and the use and abuse of statistics by the media. (Please contact Dr Rogers for further information)

If you have any questions please contact deniserion@bfff.co.uk


Thanks to this years event sponsor:


A huge thank you to all who attended the first ever BFFF Technical Seminar in 2018 – which was a resounding success.

The presentations from the day are available here:

Julie Robinson, Roythornes – Preparing the Ground for Brexit

Elspeth Macdonald, Food Standards Scotland – What are the Priorities for Scotland?

Erica Sheward, Regulatory Delivery – The New Primary Authority Scheme: Opportunities for Business

Eoghan Daly, Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP – What IS Fraud?

Brendan McIntyre, Brenstech – The Identification of Practical Food Fraud

Stephen Whyte, Qadex – The Opportunities for Software Systems to Help Fight Food Risks

Martin Ford, Greencore – A Review of Risk Management Techniques

Beny Bruggeman, Air Liquide – Innovation in Freezing

Dr Edward Haynes, FERA Science – Practical Uses of Whole Genome Sequencing

Matthew Sharman, Sharman Scientific – How Can Emerging Technology and Expert Knowledge Improve Future Food Safety and Quality Measures?

Victoria Targett, Public Health England – UK’s Sugar Reduction and Wider Reformulation Programme

Chris Wells, Leatherhead Research – Technical Solutions for Nutrient Reduction

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We would like to again thank our sponsors for the seminar, Air Liquide.

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