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Event on 18 November: Food Safety Culture - How Food Businesses and Consumers Benefit

Thursday, 21 October 2021

To register for this virtual event, please click here.

To view the agenda for this virtual event, please click here.

The Food Safety Consultative Council (FSCC) of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) acts as a forum for debate on food safety issues and provides advice to the FSAI Board on areas of relevance. With a membership from the wider interests in food safety, it allows consumers, food industry, food inspectorate and academia representatives to provide valuable input into the aims and agenda of the FSAI.

Through its regular meetings, the FSCC examines issues relevant to all parts of the food chain, from farm gate to fork, and reviews food safety initiatives proposed or already in place aimed at protecting consumers and ensuring their health and interests are foremost.

This Open Meeting will discuss the recently introduced EU regulation which requires food businesses to establish, maintain and demonstrate an appropriate food safety culture within their business. The regulation, which amends an existing food safety regulation, requires food businesses to provide evidence of an appropriate food safety culture by satisfying a number of requirements set out in the regulation.

Speakers Lone Jespersen, Principal and Founder of Cultivate Food Safety and Mike Taylor, former Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will share their views on how adopting a food safety culture can help protect consumers, increase trade, and improve business. In addition, the event will feature Brian Hyland, Food Safety, Quality & Animal Welfare Director, Dawn Meats Group who will address food safety culture from an Irish multinational food business perspective. 

The event will provide participants insights into the role of and consequences of food safety culture for three distinct groups in the food system cycle; the safety of all of us as consumers, industry practitioners engaged in providing food for consumers world-wide, and regulators seeking to increase both public health and increased trade.

These topics and more will be expanded on during the panel debate which will be chaired by Suzanne Campbell, Author and Journalist.

All are welcome. This webinar is FREE to attend.

For further information, please email: openmeeting@fsai.ie