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Review of the Audit Process – Industry Online Workshop

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Date/Time: Tuesday 1 December 2020, 9.00am-11.00am AEDT via Zoom

Purpose: The workshop follows the release of the FPSC’s 2025 Innovation Agenda Review on the Audit Process report. Industry stakeholders have been submitting comments on the report and giving us their views on the top five areas ripe for innovation in the world of auditing.

The interactive workshop will explore these top areas for innovation and prioritise areas for action.


Objectives of the meeting, Michael Worthington, Chairman FPSC and Overview of FPSC Report and Recommendations, Emma Walters, Executive Officer, FPSC

Technology Panel:

Use of technology to offer blended or remote audits, Todd Redwood Global Food and Retail Supply Chain Operations and Compliance Director, BSI Group

AI and audit integrity algorithms, Jochen Kleboth, Head of Data and Business Analytics, Intact

End-to-end automation of the audit process, Dr Harry van Enckevort, Certification & QA Manager, AsureQuality


Risk and Culture Panel:

Unannounced audits – value and challenges, Fiona Grime, General Manager Compliance, Freshcare

Food safety culture, Dr Sharon Jones, General Manager Technical, OneHarvest


Interactive prioritisation sessions:

Break into two groups (technology / risk and culture) to determine priorities and next steps.

Breakout Group Report-backs, summary and action items


Todd Redwood

Todd has been helping food-related businesses deliver safe, sustainable and socially responsible food around the world for 30 years. Originally a chef and adult educator, Todd joined BSI Group in 2013 serving various general management roles in Australia, covering food, supply chain and operations. As the Asia Pacific Director of Food based in Singapore, he was responsible for driving BSI’s food sector market entry and growth strategy as well as relationship and resource management across the region.

Having returned to Sydney as Global Food and Retail Supply Chain Operations and Compliance Director, Todd is responsible for leading all operations, compliance and governance aspects relating to the Food Sector assurance and training business of BSI. Todd is the Chairman of the IIOC Food College acting as a representative on various international committees and groups.

Dr Jochen Kleboth

For more than 15 years, Jochen has been a noteworthy contributor to the food certification analytics space. Jochen holds a degree in food safety and biotechnology and works and researches at the intersection of food audit management and the use of artificial intelligence (AI). Jochen works at Intact GmbH (Austria, Vienna) as Head of Data and Business Analytics with key players in the food safety certification market like SQFI and IFS. In his work, he develops software solutions to analyse audit data for risk-based audit management and integrity management for food business operators, standard setters, and certification bodies. He has published and continues to publish academic work in the field of risk-based audit management and has been honoured with academic awards for his contribution to risk-based audit management.

Dr Harry van Enckevort

Dr Harry van EnckevortDr Harry van Enckevort is a Science and Technology Advisor to AsureQuality Ltd, leading the process to identify and bring relevant new science, technology and digital applications into the organisation, its strategies and planning.

Harry takes a futuristic horizon view.   He has a science background, scans and reads broadly to keep abreast of innovation and venture capital flow, and has an extensive network of science, tech and digital partners.

A diversity in previous roles and networks across diverse geographies, sectors, industries and regulators, underpins his “What’s needed?” and “What’s possible?” views of customer solutions in a transforming world.

Fiona Grime

Fiona GrimeFiona Grime is the General Manager – Compliance for Freshcare Limited. Freshcare is the largest Australian assurance program, specialising in food safety, quality, environmental and sustainability certification and Standards development. Freshcare is industry owned and established to meet the needs of Australian producers in fulfilling both domestic and global market requirements. Freshcare Food Safety & Quality certification provides the evidence that the Australian horticulture industry actively operates to a robust, globally benchmarked food safety program.

Fiona’s background is varied, having held roles through FMCG, certification and food safety auditing. She holds a bachelor of Applied Science (Food Technology) and Master Business (Quality Management), as well as a number of other qualifications.

Dr Sharon Jones

Dr Sharon JonesSharon Jones has broad global experience with over 25 years in the Food Industry.  Developing, implementing & maintaining Food Safety Management Systems supported by commercial understanding and focus on the demand of changing legislation and customer expectations. Servicing clients including the United Nations, British Ministry of Defence, Australian and International retailers.

Dr Jones graduated from University of Queensland, with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Food Technology) and PhD (Food Science Management), graduated from Deakin University with a Master of Business Administration and the University of New England with Graduate Diploma in Education (Science). Currently working with OneHarvest, who are the leaders in fresh produce in Australia. OneHarvest are a third generation family owned company who have been serving Australian families with fresh salads for over 35 years.

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To celebrate Australian Food Safety Week, 14-21 November 2020, the FPSC, PMA A-NZ and AIFST are jointly presenting a one-hour webinar on “Food Safety – it’s in your hands” on Tuesday 17 November 2020 at 2pm AEDT. Presenters are Julian Cox, Associate Professor of Food Microbiology at UNSW and Robyn McConchie, Professor of Horticulture at the University of Sydney. More information and to register, visit here.

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Vale Robert Taylor

Having gained his Bachelor of Science from La Trobe University (majoring in Microbiology and Biochemistry) in 1983, Rob spent the first year of his career working as laboratory assistant with Carlton and United Breweries prior to further honing his skills as a Microbiologist for four years with Kraft Foods Limited. In 1989, he moved to Brisbane and worked alongside his brother with the establishment of Biotest Laboratories. Rob was Laboratory Manager, a position he held for 12 years before deciding on a sea change.

A sabbatical of approximately 12 months saw Rob and his young family travel around and explore Australia with their caravan prior to returning to Brisbane.

Seeking a change in career direction, in early 2003 Rob joined AUS-MEAT Limited as Program Manager for the National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme. Whilst Rob’s livestock industry experience was limited at the time, he took on the challenge of this new role: a role he held for six years prior to becoming involved with the management of a range of other food safety programs across the meat and horticultural industries serviced by AUS-MEAT/AUS-QUAL.

Rob’s technical expertise resulted in him being appointed as Horticulture Technical Manager. Rob’s technical skills and general food safety experience enabled him to serve as a valuable reference for auditors, clients and his peers in this role for several years up until mid-2020, when he departed AUS-MEAT/AUS-QUAL due to an internal restructure.

Without doubt one of Rob’s most endearing qualities was his genuine interest in people. Rob always took the time to engage with his friends and work colleagues. He was highly regarded by his peers and industry alike. He could always easily engage in conversation with people of all ages and all walks of life. He had a wicked sense of humour, a wonderful laugh and was one of nature’s gentlemen: an all-round nice guy.

Rob enjoyed the outdoors, travel, and most of all adventure. He was a keen cyclist, motorcyclist and enjoyed the thrill of paragliding – a sport he taken up in more recent years. Many of his cycling activities were associated with a cause for his fellow man – whether it be raising funds for organ transplant research or mental health. Rob was a regular volunteer with his time when it came to supporting his community.

As a Victorian through and through, he enjoyed the game of AFL and was a long-standing supporter of the Brisbane Lions.

He was a family man and was immensely proud of his two boys who have grown into fine young men; both having inherited the best traits of their Mum and Dad.

Rob’s passion for adventure recently resulted in his unexpected passing whilst doing what he loved – the wind in his hair and the freedom of flight – paragliding.

Rob’s attitude to life is an inspiration to many. He often said “live your best life” – a motto that he actively followed. He is missed and will always be fondly remembered – a caring son, a great dad, a loving partner, a wonderful work colleague and a true friend.

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Seeking Director Nominations

The Fresh Produce Safety Centre Ltd (FPSC Ltd) is an industry-led, not-for-profit company established to enhance fresh produce safety across Australia and New Zealand. The Centre brokers connections and collaborations with global leaders in fresh produce to build industry capacity and capability that delivers safer fresh produce to consumers through innovation, knowledge and leadership.

FPSC Ltd is seeking nominations to fill one Board vacancy, from an Australian-domiciled person. This is a voluntary role, to become effective from 25 November 2020. The Board meets four times per year – usually twice by teleconference.

Candidates should have a sound knowledge of the fresh produce industry and experience in governance and financial management.

Skillset to include one or more of food safety, innovation and technology, funds procurement and global fresh produce networks.

Interested candidates need to complete the Director Nomination Form and return to no later than 5pm Monday 2 November 2020.

Further information on the Fresh Produce Safety Centre can be found at or by contacting Emma Walters at

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