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Welcome to the 2022 Fresh Produce Safety Conference!

The conference is the Fresh Produce Safety Centre Australia & New Zealand’s (FPSC-ANZ) flagship event that is expected to bring together over 200 food safety practitioners, CEOs, managers, food technologists, researchers, growers and supply chain specialists.

This year’s theme is Promoting Skills, Science, Systems and Standards.

The conference will delve into the realm of promoting skills for food safety in the fresh produce industry, engaging with the latest food safety science, improving systems and implementing standards.

Join us on 11 August 2022 for an engaging day of discussion, learning and knowledge exchange as we explore the latest in fresh produce safety.

11 August 2022 , 8:30am – 5.30pm, Sydney
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THE PROGRAM

Conference Partners:

Horticulture Innovation Australia
Perfection Fresh Australia

Conference Sponsor:

NSW Government – NSW Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer

Welcome

8:45am – 9:00am

Keynote Address – Sponsored by the University of Sydney

It’s Everyone’s Job – Embedding Food Safety Across the Business at Taylor Farms

  • Drew McDonald, Senior Vice President Quality & Food Safety at Taylor Fresh Foods and Chair of the CPS Technical Committee (in person)
9:00am – 9:45am

Session One – Sponsored by One Harvest

Panel: Food Safety Starts at the Top – CEOs on Food Safety in Fresh Produce

9:45am – 10:30am

Launch of the Revised Guidelines for Fresh Produce Food Safety

10:30am – 10:45am

Quick Break – Sponsored by Mérieux NutriSciences

10:45am – 11:00am

Session Two

Panel: Primary Production and Processing Standards: implications and resources

11:00am – 12:00pm

Session Three – Sponsored by JAS-ANZ

Panel: Fresh Produce Food Safety Research Update

  • Dr SP Singh, NSW DPI, Fresh produce safety surveillance, monitoring and support
  • Nicola King, NZFSSRC, Emerging Risk Identification System – ( via zoom )
  • Kim Leighton, JAS-ANZ, Digital validation of products across supply chains using international standards
  • Prof PJ Cullen, University of Sydney, PFAS contaminated water
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Session Four – Sponsored by Coles

Facilitated Q&A session: Skills, Sustainability, Labour and Culture: food safety in everything we do

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Student Session Five – Sponsored by Fresh Select

Panel: Next gen food safety researchers

  • Dr Jess Gray, Postdoctoral fellow, on Exploring microbial communities in Fresh Produce
  • Jo Rothwell, PhD student, University of Sydney, on A fresh produce sanitiser showdown: using physics to kill foodborne disease illness pathogens
  • Dr Mark Bradbury, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Sydney, on Microbiological specifications and testing requirements for lettuce
3:00pm – 3:40pm

Hort Innovation

Hort Innovation – Supporting the Horticulture industry meet its food safety goals

3:40pm – 4:00pm

Closing Session

4:00pm – 4:15pm

Networking Drinks

4:15pm – 5:15pm

Workshop: FPSC Fact Sheets: Food Defence; Food Safety Culture; Foreign Object Contamination

  • Dr Kim-Yen Phan-thien, Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney
  • Dr Andreas Klieber, Chairman, FPSC
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Workshop: Embedding food safety culture to make systems more practical

  • Elizabeth Frankish, Food Safety Consultant
  • Clare Hamilton-Bate, Director & Lead Consultant, Mallsgate Pty Ltd
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Workshop: Guidelines on Exclusion Periods: case studies and explanations

  • Deon Mahoney, Head of Food Safety, IFPA-ANZ
  • Belinda Hazell, Principal Consultant, Optimum Standard
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Workshop: Interpreting and responding to Microbiological Test Results

  • Dr Sukhvinder Pal (SP) Singh, Institute Director, NSWDepartment of Primary Industries
  • Kashif Ahmed, National Microbiology Manager, Symbio Laboratories
1:00pm – 2:00pm

All sessions are in AEST and will be streamed virtually.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Expert speakers

Hear analysis and opinion from leading researchers and industry professionals.

Industry Networking

In-person networking opportunities with colleagues and key industry experts.

Hybrid Format

Tune in from home or join us in-person, this year’s conference gives you the flexibility to attend in a format that suits you!

Engaging Topics

A plethora of insightful topics covering the key aspects of the skills, science, systems and standards in the fresh produce industry.

VENUE

The Refectory, Holme Building, University of Sydney and Online.

WHERE TO STAY

Finding a good hotel can be tricky. So here are some of our favourite hotels close to the event location.

Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Chippendale

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PRICING

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

Online Attendance
$75 + booking fee
Conference Sponsors and FPSC Supporters
$50 + booking fee
Student
$25 + booking fee
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In-Person Attendance
$250 + booking fee
Conference Sponsors and FPSC Supporters
$160 + booking fee
Student
$125 + booking fee
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Download the 2022 Fresh Produce Safety Conference Sponsorship Prospectus here and join our fabulous confirmed sponsors.

CONFERENCE PARTNERS

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SESSION SPONSORS

NEXT GENERATION KNOWLEDGE SPONSOR

QUICK BREAK SPONSOR

CONFERENCE TRADE AREA EXHIBITORS

FPSC PLATINUM SUPPORTERS

FPSC GOLD SUPPORTERS

FPSC SILVER SUPPORTERS

FPSC BRONZE SUPPORTERS

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VENUE

The 2022 Fresh Produce Safety Conference

The Refectory, Holme Building, University of Sydney and Online

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