IFST Webinar: Utilising the Past to Predict the Future


This webinar will explore the importance of learning from the past to ensure a safer future. It will examine past incidents, focusing on issues discovered through analysis of food samples and how they resulted in new technical understanding, as well as looking into wider issues such as the importance of traceability, supply chain controls and a good food safety culture.


The webinar will also consider how events impact food businesses, food safety and consumer trust, as well as the need to remember things that have never been experienced, taught or embedded in corporate memory or culture. Participants will be invited to share their experiences and submit questions.


The target audience is:

  • Students and professionals working in laboratories

  • Quality Assurance

  • Supply chain

  • Technical management

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Enforcement and/or consumer services (manufacturing, retail, foodservice).

The webinar will be chaired by Peter Littleton, who is Technical Director at Christeyns Food Hygiene

Speakers include Michael Walker, Honorary Professor at Institute for Global Food Security, Queen's University, Belfast; Karin Goodburn MBE, Chilled Food Associates; and Charlotte Savage, Category Technical Manager, Sainsbury’s.

IFST members can attend for free; £25 for non-members. Please follow this link to book your spot.