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FDF's Food Safety and Authenticity Convention

2 September 2016

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Promoting best practise in food safety and hygiene across the sector, the Food and Drink Federation’s Food Safety and Authenticity Convention will take place on Tuesday 4 October 2016 in London.

Headlined by a key-note address from Catherine Brown, Chief Executive, Food Standards Agency, FDF’s convention programme features a range of speakers covering topics such as risk assessment, allergens management and labelling, residues and contaminants and food crime.

The convention is likely to attract a range of food safety and hygiene professionals including technical professionals, microbiologists, quality assurance specialists, incident and site managers and food safety trainers.

Helen Munday, FDF Chief Scientist, said: "Food and drink safety is a complex and ever changing business priority. Pursuing best practice in authenticity and hygiene is the number one concern of every responsible food and drink manufacturing operator. Experts say we have amongst the best and safest food in the world in this country, and it’s this hard earnt and enviable reputation that we need to safeguard.

"FDF’s Convention will be a great opportunity for people involved in food safety, hygiene and authenticity to share intelligence and better understand future challenges.

"We are delighted to have ACO Building Drainage as a sponsor for this important event."

Andy Buchan, Divisional Managing Director at ACO Building Drainage, said: “We’re keen to support FDF’s work in the key area of food safety and authenticity, and to help Britain’s food industry optimise the hygienic performance of its manufacturing facilities.These areas are critical to the future of Britain’s food and drinks industry and our headline sponsorship of the Food Safety and Authenticity Convention underlines our commitment to working with FDF and its members going forward.”

More information

Contact Tim Horan, Corporate Affairs Division, at:, or +44 (0)20 7420 7131.

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