Fresh Produce
Safety
Conference

18 Aug 2021

Future Directions for Produce Safety

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The main conference has now concluded. All ticketholders have been issued details on how to attend the post-conference skills workshops via email. The conference recordings are available to ticketholders and can be accessed by logging into the Conference Platform. For non-ticketholders wishing to view the conference recordings you can purchase them by emailing our team at events@fpsc-anz.com.

We’re back! Future Directions for Produce Safety is this year’s theme for the Fresh Produce Safety Centre Australia & New Zealand’s annual conference. With an eye on the horizon, a highly experienced and broad cohort of industry professionals are gathering to present, analyse and discuss the key issues facing the safe production of fresh produce, now and into the future.

Join us on 18 August for a day of learning and sharing to advance fresh produce food safety in our region. The 2021 Fresh Produce Safety Conference is presented over one day as a live broadcast via an online production.

Our conference workshops have been announced! For those wishing to register for the workshops only may do so by clicking the ‘register now’ button after the main conference has ended on 18 August. Ticket prices to the workshops only will remain the same and will include access to a recorded video of the conference.

 

18 August 2021 via online, 8:45am – 3.30pm

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Due to COVID-19 disruptions, the conference will proceed as an online event

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THE PROGRAM

Conference Partners:

Hort Innovation
NSW Food Authority
Perfection Fresh Australia

Welcome Session

  • Michael Worthington, Chairman, FPSC
  • Professor Brent Kaiser, Director, Sydney Institute of Agriculture
8:45am – 9:00am

Keynote Address

  • Dr Max Teplitski, PhD, Chief Science Officer, Produce Marketing Association (PMA)
9:00am – 9:50am

Session One – Sponsored by Mérieux NutriSciences

Panel: Produce safety: what’s at stake?

  • Dr Craig Shadbolt – Principal Food Safety Scientist, NSW Food Authority, Produce safety – a regulator’s perspective
  • Andrea Currie – Head of Quality and Technical Standards, Coles, Produce safety, retail and customers
  • Andrew Redman – Chief Technical Officer, Perfection Fresh Australia, Safety in fresh produce
9:50am – 10:50am

Session Two

Future food safety: new research on environmental impacts on fresh produce food safety
Panellists:

  • Dr Thea King – Senior Food Safety Science Officer, NSW Food Authority on Extreme weather events and pre-harvest food safety
  • Dr Hayriye Bozkurt – Senior Lecturer/Adjunct Senior Researcher, University of Adelaide on Review of current practices for manure-amended soil as risk factors impacting fresh produce safety
  • Dr Jenny Ekman – Research Scientist, Applied Horticultural Research, on Persistence of human pathogens on leafy vegetables after irrigation with contaminated water
11:00am – 12:00pm

Conference Lunch Break – Sponsored by One Harvest

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Session Three – Sponsored by AUS-QUAL

Facilitated discussion, food safety for growers – what’s ahead?
Facilitated by Deon Mahoney, Head of Food Safety, PMA-ANZ

  • Christopher Schreurs – Director, Business & Commercial Operations, Schreurs & Sons
  • Rachel Mackenzie – Executive Director, Berries Australia
  • Dr Sharon Jones –  General Manager Technical, One Harvest
  • Dr Damien Farrelly – NZGAP and Food Safety Manager at Horticulture NZ.
1:00pm – 1:55pm

Session Four – Sponsored by Fresh Select

Student session – Panel: Next gen food safety researchers

  • Elizabeth Frankish – Food Safety Consultant / PhD candidate, Future proofing packhouses for microbial challenges
  • Joanna Rothwell – PhD candidate, Applying plasma technology to fresh produce processing
  • Ingrid Zamora  –  PhD candidate, Microbial food safety in the distribution of fresh produce in Australia
1:55pm – 2:40pm

Hort Innovation

  • Bianca Cairns, R&D Manager, Hort Innovation – Research and Development to drive a healthy Australia
2:40pm – 2:55pm

Closing Session

2:55pm – 3:15pm

Workshop: Sharpening the Axe: Preparing for a Food Safety Crisis

Wednesday 25 August, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Workshop: Produce Safety and HARPS – an Update for Growers and Suppliers

Wednesday 1 September, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Workshop: Rapid Diagnostic Methods for Foodborne Pathogens: Outlook for the Fresh Produce Industry

  • Dr Jo Rush, co-author of the FPSC Rapid Diagnostics report – Workshop Description
  • Professor Robyn McConchie, University of Sydney
Wednesday 8 September, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Workshop: Challenging Perceptions: Unifying Industry’s Approach to Food Safety

  • Jane Siebum, Chief Executive Officer, Freshcare – Workshop Description
  • Fiona Grime, General Manager – Compliance, Freshcare
  • Angela Steain, Extension and Engagement Manager, Freshcare
Wednesday 15 September, 1:00pm-2:00pm

All sessions are in AEST and will be streamed virtually.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Insightful speakers

Analysis and opinion from leading researchers and industry professionals.

Industry Networking

Online networking opportunities with colleagues and key industry experts.

Convenient Format

Hosted entirely online, the conference is designed to allow you to tune in to an exciting and informative day from the comfort of your home.

Virtual Livestream

Hi-tech streaming via a virtual livestream that will ensure a front-and-centre experience for our online viewers.

PRICING

Your choice – select the option that works best for you.

Online Event
$75 + booking fee
Conference Sponsors and FPSC Supporters
$50 + booking fee
Student
$25 + booking fee
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COVID-19 CONTINGENCY

Due to disruption from COVID-19 requiring the cancellation of the in-person event, the Fresh Produce Safety Conference will proceed as an online only program.

In this situation, the difference between the cost of tickets for in-person attendance and the online offering (for the relevant category of ticket) will be refunded for in-person event tickets (less EventBrite refund fees). Our team is currently processing refunds and will contact all ticket-holders via email over the coming weeks.

Workshops were originally not included as part of the online event. Now the entire event has transitioned online, as a bonus to our attendees, the virtual workshops are included in the cost of conference registration. Some workshops may have participant limits due to their interactive nature, and the opportunity to nominate to attend individual workshops will be provided after 18 August.

Download the 2021 Fresh Produce Safety Conference Sponsorship Prospectus here and join our fabulous confirmed sponsors.

CONFERENCE PARTNERS

CONFERENCE SPONSOR

SESSION SPONSORS

LUNCH SPONSOR

CONFERENCE TRADE AREA EXHIBITORS

FPSC PLATINUM SUPPORTERS

FPSC GOLD SUPPORTERS

FPSC SILVER SUPPORTERS

FPSC BRONZE SUPPORTERS

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