The 2022 Fresh Produce Safety Conference is only three weeks away! Now is the time to register and secure your spot at this years conference. Registrations are available for in-person or online attendance.

This year, the Fresh Produce Safety Conference is expected to bring together over 200 food safety practitioners, CEOs, managers, food technologists, researchers, growers and supply chain specialists.

The theme Promoting Skills, Science, Systems and Standards 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.

The conference topics to be covered this year include:

  • Our Keynote Address featuring Drew McDonald, Senior Vice President Quality & Food Safety at Taylor Fresh Foods and Chair of the CPS Technical Committee. Sponsored by the University of Sydney.
  • Food safety starts at the top – CEOs on food safety in fresh produce will feature Michael Simonetta, Group CEO at Perfection Fresh Australia, John Said, CEO, Fresh Select and Catherine Velisha, Managing Director at Velisha Farms. Sponsored by One Harvest.
  • Primary production and processing standards: implications and resources will feature Nora Galway, Director, Food Safety & Response at FSANZ, Craig Shadbolt, Principal Food Safety Scientist at NSW DPI and Patrick Ulloa, Technical Manager at the FPSC.
  • Fresh produce food safety research update will feature Dr SP Singh, NSW DPI on Fresh produce safety surveillance, monitoring and support, Nicola King, NZFSSRC on Emerging Risk Identification System, Kim Leighton, JAS-ANZ on Digital validation of products across supply chains using international standards and Prof PJ Cullen, University of Sydney on PFAS contaminated water. Sponsored by JAS-ANZ.
  • Industry panel session: Skills, sustainability, labour and culture – food safety in everything we do will feature Claire McClelland, CEO at AFPA, Sachin Ayachit, National Program Manager at Growcom Fair Farms, Rachel Kilmister, Research & Development Programme Manager, NZ Apples and Pears and Dean Parsons, Sustainability Programmes Manager at CHEP. Sponsored by Coles.
  • Our special student session Next gen food safety researchers will feature Dr Jess Gray, Postdoctoral fellow, CSIRO, Jo Rothwell, PhD student, University of Sydney on food safety outbreaks and Dr Mark Bradbury, University of Sydney on Microbiological specifications and testing requirements for lettuce. Sponsored by Fresh Select.
  • Multiple post-conference workshops

What’s Included?

  • Engaging and informative topics
  • Industry expert speakers and panellists
  • Panel discussions, audience Q&As and conference skills workshops
  • Attendance to the conference (in-person or online depending on your ticket)
  • Industry networking (in-person only)
  • Access to post-conference highlights

The 2022 Fresh Produce Safety Conference is presented over one day both online and in-person followed by four weekly skills workshops post-conference.

Click here to view our conference website & program.
Click here to register.