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Wednesday 16 Mar 2016
8:15am - 2:00pm


Australian Synchrotron conference centre
800 Blackburn Road, Clayton, Victoria, 3168


  • Early bird registration

    Expires 19 February 2016


  • Registration

    From 20 February 2016


  • FTAA members


  • Trade display table

    Includes one registration


Dates and Times

Event date: Mar 2016

Wednesday 16 Mar 2016

Australian Synchrotron conference centre

8:15am - 2:00pm

800 Blackburn Road, Clayton, Victoria, 3168

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Woman eating a processed food product 

Food safety standards require that Australian food businesses produce food that is safe and suitable to eat. All businesses involved in the preparation, manufacture, distribution and sale of food should acknowledge food safety as a vital part of their operations.  A company’s trust and reputation can be irreparably damaged by a food safety incident or contamination scare.

Globalisation in trade has broadened the food manufacturing supply chain with ingredients and products increasingly being sourced from around the world and arriving on our shores. While compliance systems are commonplace, manufacturers need to remain aware of new or potential threats to food safety through ongoing risk assessment systems with a through chain focus.

This half day seminar, run by CSIRO's food innovation centre in collaboration with the Food Technology Association of Australia (FTAA), will discuss the importance of a food safety culture and a robust risk management program. A series of case study examples will discuss proactive approaches to predicting, managing and preventing food safety incidents that can help companies manage food safety risk.

Program outline

  • Importance of a food safety culture
  • learnings from a recent food recall
  • case study examples, viruses, toxins, listeria
  • proactive approaches to predicting, managing and preventing outbreaks
  • food safety trends and predictions
  • is it the factory or the food?
  • allergens
  • prevention tools, food safety objectives

Trade display opportunities

There will be a limited number of trade display tables at the seminar. Display tables are $660.00 (inc GST) and include one registration.

CSIRO logoCSIRO's food innovation centre makes it easy for food and ingredient companies to access our extensive expertise, technologies and support in innovation, including our $50m world-class food manufacturing pilot plants. From adopting innovative technologies and improving process efficiency to creating high value products for new markets, we partner with industry every day.

FTAA logoThe Food Technology Association of Australia is a major food industry body for companies involved with the food industry in Australia. The membership ranges from small individual companies to multinationals. FTAA aims to run at least two technical workshops or courses per year and has a recognised and experienced technical committee which reviews and comments on proposed or amended food legislation on behalf of its members.


CSIRO's food innovation centre

Food safety prevention is better than cure seminar program (PDF, 113 KB)