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Combating Food Safety Risk Seminar, Johor Bahru

Posted on 28 October 2014

Neville Clarke – Johor Bahru hosted a seminar on Combating Food Safety Risk on 17 Oct 2014 at The Puteri Pacific Hotel Johor Bahru. This seminar attracted intense interest from a wide array of food manufacturers and food service providers within the state of Johor.

The topics were presented by our Food Management Systems Specialist – Mr. Ng Hang Seng and Ms. Jennifer Tan.
The seminar aimed to educate organisations in food supply chain the importance of having a robust food safety system in place which is essential to build consumers’ confidence in food safety throughout the food supply chain.
4 topics were shared; here are the recaps:
Towards GFSI Food Safety Management Systems
The speaker briefed on the overview of the GFSI recognised schemes and how these schemes can help to promote the improvement of food safety across the supply chain, aligning primary producers, processors, wholesalers and retailers, so that consumers around the world have the confidence to consume safe food. The speaker had also shared some insight on FSSC22000 certification scheme - one of the fastest growing schemes.

Food Defence versus Food Safety
The speaker pointed out the differences of food defence and food safety.  In today's world, where we lives with heightened awareness of possible threats of terrorism, there is an obligation to protect the nation's critical infrastructures. The food industry plays an integral part in protecting the nation’s food infrastructure. It is important that organizations in food supply chain understand food defence and how food defence applies to the industry.
Managing Food Allergens Today
The incidence of food allergies appears to be on the rise, this leads to the need to educate the organizations in food supply chain about food allergies, a potentially life-threatening medical condition. How food industry can help make the world a safer place for those with food allergies was shared by the speaker during the seminar.

Foreign Material Management
Foreign material management, it's a lot more than just foreign material exclusion. It involves prevention, detection, and control. Real life example and effective methods were shared during the seminar to deal with foreign material.

Thank you to those who joined us on-site at The Puteri Pacific Hotel Johor Bahru.