Recent food fraud scandals around the world have further increased the need to strengthen companies’ ability to combat fraud within their own organizations and across their supply chains. However, current food safety management systems (FSMS) are not specifically designed for fraud detection or mitigation. The increased pressure from food fraud incidents requires robust systems that not only address food safety issues but also include food fraud mitigation measures. In addition authorities, regulators, consumers and other stakeholders expect food companies to act proactively to mitigate food fraud risks.
Current risk and hazard assessments focus primarily on unintentional and accidental food safety issues and few consider intentional adulteration for economic gain. In addition, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), a key partner of SSAFE, will add new requirements in the upcoming revision of its Benchmarking Requirements document in 2016, requiring food companies to undertake food fraud vulnerability assessments and prepare control plans to mitigate against fraud risks. Therefore SSAFE has collaborated with Wageningen UR and VU University Amsterdam to prepare a science-based guideline for companies to identify their vulnerability to food fraud and provide a profile to help develop company-specific intervention strategies.
In developing the guide SSAFE collaborated with Wageningen RIKILT and other leading academia, consultants, industry experts, governments and key partners to ensure the methodology is robust and fit for purpose.
This webinar will provide an overview of the project benefits including:
- The industry context within which the tool was created
- An overview of how the methodology works to assess vulnerabilities to food fraud
- How to use the results from the assessment methodology
- How the tool will help companies meet GFSI requirements coming into force in 2016
Quincy Lissaur, Executive Director, SSAFE
Quincy Lissaur is a management consultant with a BsC in Economics and over fifteen years experience. After five years with IF Consulting Quincy spent eight years with the British Standards Institution as a Senior Business Consultant before starting QLCI, a management consulting company focusing on food safety, sustainability and compliance. Quincy is the Executive Director of SSAFE, a non-profit membership organization with the purpose of integrating food safety, animal health and plant health across food supply chains to improve public health and well-being.
Who Should Attend?
This eCongress will be of interest to anyone interested in preventing food fraud and ensuring the safety, quality and authenticity of the food and drink sector:
- Food manufacturers
- Ingredient & raw material suppliers
- Retailers & distributors
- Food Safety Authorities
- Packaging companies
- Certification & standards agencies
- Consumer groups
- Food scientists
- Academics & researchers
- Customs and border protection
- Associations & non-profits
Including Executives, Owners and Plant managers responsible for:
- Brand Protection
- Supply Chain
- Packaging Development and Manufacturing
- Product Safety
- Information Systems
- Package Engineering/Technology
- Corporate Security
- Intellectual Property
- Regulatory Affairs
- Ethics & Compliance
- Shipping/Receiving Personnel
Connecting you and your audience through a series of must-attend webinars, over the span of two months, this eCONGRESS focuses on tackling some of the biggest challenges in the food and beverage industry. It’s a new online experience that removes all of the classic barriers that exist between your company and your audience.
SSAFE is a global non-profit membership organization that helps to integrate food safety, animal health and plant health across food supply chains in order to improve public health and wellbeing. Our core purpose is to:
- Understand and value diverse perspectives on the challenges of food supply globally
- Support the development and implementation of WTO-recognized standards that facilitate safe trading of foods
- Facilitate education and training in food safety in developing regions around the world
- Collaborate with leading governmental institutions, academics and industry leaders to address new challenges in food safety
For more information please visit us at http://www.ssafe-food.org/.