James Flynn – Food Safety Systems Consultant, HACCP Now

  • Presentation Title:

    Food Safety Challenges in a Post Brexit / Post Horsegate World

    Presentation Synopsis:

    Regulatory product recalls are up 80% in the past two years and scrutiny on supply chains has resulted in additional work for Quality and Technical Managers. The effects of Brexit are already being felt by businesses and consumers alike. The food industry has never been subjected to these levels of change in such a short period of time. During this short talk we will look at how the uncertainty of Brexit is likely to affect food safety for food and drink manufacturers on top of the recent ‘horsegate’ changes to BRC Global Food Standard Issue 7. The talk will be based around the results of a study we have recently carried out which focussed on understanding the issues food and drinks businesses are actually working on to improve food safety in a rapidly changing compliance landscape. We will highlight the top challenges reported in our survey and draw conclusions to inspire the audience to prioritise the issues they are working on and understand the strategies required to manage these more effectively.

    Speaker Bio: 

    A software and food safety systems’ consultant with over 20 years’ experience, helping industry implement and adopt integrated food safety and quality management systems. James is the creator of the HACCP Now software solution and is Business Development Director with TLR Ltd / Everysite, the IT solutions provider for the Red Tractor standards. He has worked with brands such as Baxter’s Food Group and currently works with Park Cakes, Kerry Foods and other major UK brands delivering systems that solve specific problems around food safety management.

    James is working on new solutions to meet recent challenges brought about by the horsemeat scandal and by changes in BRC Global Standard Issue 7. He is actively researching the big food safety challenges likely to be faced by food businesses, as a result of the recent Brexit vote, in the context of an unprecedented period of change and uncertainty in the UK food sector.

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