Campden BRI will host a one-day workshop that will help the food industry understand how a collection of emerging approaches can support food safety and risk management systems.

The workshop, which will take place at Campden BRI on March 31st, will explain a number of emerging buzzwords used in the food industry, such as bowtie and blockchain.

Campden BRI’s food safety management systems lead Richard Leathers said: “Blockchain and bowtie are currently buzzwords in the food industry. However, few know what they actually are and fewer still understand their potential in the food and drink industry. This has led us to organise this workshop that will provide the industry with a thorough understanding of blockchain, other emerging approaches and bowtie.”

The event will aim to provide delegates with an understanding of new food safety principles, guidance on how to practically implement these systems, a practical workshop on bowtie, and the opportunity to work with and discuss new concepts and techniques.

Andrew Collins, another Campden BRI food safety management systems lead, said: “The applications of this approach stretch far beyond what most in the food industry realise. This workshop will help us share what we’ve learnt about these approaches with the industry, especially those who manage food safety and risk.”

Collins continued: “Food safety management systems have evolved in recent years from discrete studies, such as HACCP evaluations, to a more holistic approach based on the consideration of risks arising from threats, vulnerabilities, hazards [in a HACCP context] and their mitigation through the identification of effective controls implemented through in process management systems.

“A key challenge is in the communication of this holistic picture. HACCP while a very good tool, is used to manage the different categories of hazards – namely biological, chemical, physical and allergens. It is common that the requirement for risk analysis can be challenging and it uses a repetitive approach to look at each process. Bowtie takes a wider view on these risks and looks at the levels of control.”

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