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Food Safety Webinar: Business Resilience in the Food Industry.

Addressing vulnerabilities and maintaining brand reputation.

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4 Jun 2020

About the event

Date: 4 June 2020

Time: 4.00pm BST

Duration: 1 hour

Join Lloyd's Register, Cargill, McDonald’s and Food Safety Magazine in this live webinar that tackles the current and future state of the food industry through debate and discussion with leading industry experts who will share their experience and insight on some of the most pressing issues impacting food producers today.

From the unexpected to the routine - what are the lessons learned by industry in recent months and how will these re-shape the priorities, and focus of leaders and key stakeholders, working across global food supply chains into the future to ensure that business resilience, continuity and brand reputation are maintained while consumer demands for a safe and secure food supply chain are met.

The panel of experts include:

  • Kimberly Coffin, Global Technical Director – Supply Chain Assurance at Lloyd’s Register.
  • Mark Overland, Director, Global Certification Corporate Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory Affairs at Cargill.
  • Dr. Dr Bizhan Pourkomailian, Global Director Food Safety - Restaurant & Distribution at McDonald’s Corporation.

Discussion topics include:

  • Legislation and certification - leveraging compliance to mitigate risks
  • The changing role of technology - driving confidence in food safety
  • Strengthening supply chains - addressing the 'new' vulnerabilities to business, products and brands
  • Consumer behaviors - industry pivots needed to feed consumer hunger

This is an opportunity for live audience questions for our expert panel, making this an opportunity not to be missed.

  • Speakers

    Mark Overland

    Director, Global Certification Corporate Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory Affairs at Cargill

    Mark Overland joined Cargill in 1994 managing dietary requirements, harmonizing competing standards and ensuring compliance. In 2006 Mr. Overland moved to Corporate Food Safety, Quality, and Regulatory where he added responsible for strategy, policy, implementation and certification of food safety management systems and dietary standards for approximately 1200 Cargill plants and contract manufacturers in 67 countries.

    Mr. Overland is actively engaged in industry, government, and NGO global efforts to drive transparency in food safety, harmonization of standards and affect positive public health outcomes. Mr. Overland serves as a member of the ANAB Accreditation Council, and the US CASCO Mirror Committee at ANSI, and is a member of the FSSC22000 Board of Stakeholders since FSSC22000 inception. Mr Overland has served on multiple technical committees at GFSI including Chair of Auditor Competence Sub-Committee, and co-lead GMA comments to FDA FSMA regulations on 3rd party certification.

    Mr. Overland serves in ISO as a member of ISOTC34/SC17 Management Systems for Food Safety responsible for ISO22000 and the 220002-x PRP series and is a member of ISO/CASCO Joint Working Group 36 which sets requirements, competences, and processes for auditing food safety management systems including the current revision of ISO2003 to support both 17021-1 and 17065.

    Dr. Bizhan Pourkomailian

    Global Director Restaurant & Distribution Food Safety at McDonald’s Corporation

    Bizhan holds an Hons. Degree in Biochemistry, PhD in Microbial Physiology from Aberdeen University, MBA from Warwick University and is visiting professor at Cranfield University.

    In 1994 he joined Unilever conducting research in S. aureus, Bacilli and managing the botulinum laboratory. In 1997 he moved to Leatherhead Food International as Principal Scientist, engaged in developing, training and auditing food safety systems. He then moved to McDonald’s Europe in January 2000 as Food Safety Manager overseeing food safety systems across the European Supply Chain from farm to front counter. Since 2015, his role has changed to Global Restaurant and Distribution Food Safety Director. Bizhan is responsible for establishing, maintaining and driving for continuous improvement in food safety standards and procedures. He is on various advisory boards and committees with professional bodies and academia.

    Kimberly Coffin

    Global Technical Director – Supply Chain Assurance at Lloyd’s Register

    Passionate about helping global food businesses understand, manage and mitigate the risks to their products and brands; Kimberly’s reputation as a thought leader in food safety/supply chain risk and deep domain food sector expertise has been built through +30 years working for and with leading global food companies and associated service organizations across major world markets.

    Kimberly has extensive experience as a technical professional specializing in design, development, implementation, assessment and training within the arena of retail agrifood risk management systems specifically relating to auditing principles and more broadly the control of food safety, product quality, authenticity and legality.

    Kimberly holds formal qualifications in food science, (Michigan State University, USA), management systems auditing as well as professional education and training. She was recognized for her contribution to the Australian food industry as the 2010 Australian HACCP Conference Award Winner – Outstanding Individual Working in a Non-Industry Institution. She is a regular contributor to global food conference programs.

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