IAFP’s global food safety forum in Australia

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 17th August 2011

For the first time in its 100 year history, the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) is bringing its international forum to Australia. The Securing Global Food Safety conferencence is to be held on 26 – 28 September 2011 in Melbourne.

The event also incorporates the 14th Australian Food Microbiology Conference, and is presented by the IAFP, the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Inc (AIFST) and the International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Food (ICMSF).

The conference provides food safety professionals with a forum of international and local expertise in which to exchange information and learn more about protecting food supplies.

Conference topics will look at the management of food safety systems in manufacturing, international trade, the supply chain, primary production as well as foodborne disease epidemiology, foodborne hazards updates and the role of the laboratory in food safety.

There will be ample opportunity to exchange information on the current state of play for microbiological and other food hazards, enhancing the effectiveness of systems used by industry and government to manage food safety and challenges faced by individuals and organisations in securing a safe global food supply.

Australia’s food regulation system will be explored, with the three tiers of government represented by Steve McCutcheon (Food Standards Australia New Zealand), Dr John Carnie (Chief Health Officer, Department f Health, Victoria) and Mark Saunders from the local government sector.

To view the complete program and registration brochure go to www.aifst.com.au, and click on the Securing Global Food Safety conference link.