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Refigerated Food Safety Forum 2015 Announcement

Smithers is pleased to announce the Refrigerated Food Safety Forum, coming to London, UK, June 23rd-24th, 2015! With continual growth in the refrigerated food market and on-going food safety challenges, paired with heavy consumer demands for higher quality, longer lasting and more environmentally friendly food products, this conference is a must visit event for industry leaders across the refrigerated food value chain.

The 2015 conference programme will be shaped and guided by an expert advisory board, consisting of representatives from leading companies Arla Foods, 2 Sisters Food Group and Leatherhead Food Research, to ensure that delegates receive unrivalled insight into current trends, innovations and industry case studies.

The agenda will engage all industry stakeholders and feature scientific and strategy-based case studies spanning refrigerated food safety across the value chain. The objective will be to address challenges within shelf life prediction and extension, challenges and innovations in food safety relating to packaging, distribution practises and traceability concerns, as well as addressing the need for collaboration initiatives and education to ensure safe food practises.

Smithers are recruiting papers from companies in this sector, who would like to present a case study of innovations, challenges or successes in meeting consumer demand and ensuring safety during manufacturing, distribution, retail or in the consumer phase. If you would like more information, or would like to submit a paper to be reviewed by the advisory board, please contact Karla Sharp, Conference Producer at Smithers, at

Please contact Karla at for more information or to submit an abstract, focused on one of the following themes:

  • Innovation and collaboration case studies for safer products

  • Managing innovation safely

  • Predicting or extending shelf life

  • Innovations and challenges across the cold chain

  • Packaging for food safety

  • Traceability and the consumer trust relationship

  • Consumer education initiatives