Fresh Produce
Safety
Conference

18 Aug 2021

Future Directions for Produce Safety

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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.

Meet new contacts, join old friends, network, learn and share to advance fresh produce food safety in our region. The 2021 Fresh Produce Safety Conference is presented over one day at the Refectory, Holme Building, University of Sydney and broadcast live via an online production.

18 August 2021 in Sydney and online, 8:45am – 4.30pm, followed by networking drinks

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In the event of 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

8:45am – 9:00am

Keynote Address

Max Teplitski, PhD, Chief Science Officer, Produce Marketing Association (PMA) – via video link

9:00am – 9:50am

Session One – Sponsored by Mérieux NutriSciences

Panel: Produce safety: what’s at stake?

  • 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
  • Michael Simonetta – Group CEO, Perfection Fresh Australia, Safety in fresh produce
9:50am – 10:50am

Networking Break

10:50am – 11:20am

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 Cekmer – Senior Lecturer, University of Adelaide on Assessment 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
11:20am – 12:20pm

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

  • Chris 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.
12:20pm – 1:15pm

Conference Lunch – Sponsored by One Harvest

1:15pm – 2:15pm

Session Four – Sponsored by Fresh Select

Student session – Panel: Next gen food safety researchers

  • Elizabeth Frankish – 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
2:15pm – 3:00pm

Workshops

Choice of four workshop skills sessions

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Closing Session

4:00pm – 4:30pm

Networking Drinks

4:30pm – 6:00pm

All sessions with the exception of Workshops will be streamed virtually for our online attendees.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Insightful speakers

Analysis and opinion from leading researchers and industry professionals.

Industry Networking

Face-to-face networking opportunities with colleagues and key industry experts.

Convenient Location

Located near the heart of Sydney with easy transport options; join online if you can’t make it to Sydney.

Virtual Livestream

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

WHERE TO STAY

Some of our preferred hotels, close to the University of Sydney.

Camperdown Suites

108 Parramatta Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050

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Veriu Camperdown

84-86 Parramatta Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050

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Rydges Camperdown

9 Missenden Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050

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Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Chippendale

74-80 Ivy St, Chippendale NSW 2008

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Quality Apartments Camperdown

23-33 Missenden Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050

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PRICING

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

In-person Event – Early Bird Ticket
(EARLY BIRD ENDS 30 JUNE 2021)
$200 + booking fee
Student
$100 + booking fee
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Online Event
$75 + booking fee
Conference Sponsors and FPSC Supporters
$50 + booking fee
Student
$25 + booking fee
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COVID-19 CONTINGENCY

In the case that there is a disruption due to 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).

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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VENUE

The Refectory, Holme Building

Cnr Science Road and Footbridge walkway, University of Sydney

Camperdown NSW 2006

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CONTACT

Send us a message

info@fpsc-anz.com

GET DIRECTIONS

By Public Transport

Bus from Railway Square Broadway (Central Station)

Bus Routes 412, 422, 440, 483

Alight at Sydney University Footbridge > Walk 100 meters.

 

By Car

There is no parking with the University of Sydney grounds. Parking on Parramatta Road prior to 3:00pm ONLY. Metered parking in Forest Lodge and Glebe across Footbridge.

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