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Global food defence strategy and the impact of positive food safety behaviours - Denis Treacy

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Date: Thursday 10th June 2021 (10/06/2021)
Time: 09:30AM - 11:00AM


Global food defence strategy and the impact of positive food safety behaviours - Denis Treacy


09:30 Welcome 

09:35 Global food defence strategy and the impact of positive food safety behaviours 

Denis Treacy, Chief Technical Officer at Culture Compass Ltd

10:20 Comfort break

10:30 Q&A

11:00 Finish


Highfield's 2021 food safety conference will be held virtually over 3 days in a series of live webinar broadcasts, bringing together some of the world’s leading food safety experts and organisations.

As the world continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that maintaining consumer trust in food safety is going to be an essential part of the food industry's recovery and growth in the months and years to come. 

Supported by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) and RHE Global, this year's virtual conference is aimed at professionals working in food retail, food manufacturing, food service and catering, as well as food safety tutors and environmental health officers.


Global food defence strategy and the impact of positive food safety behaviours

As consumers continue to demand more transparency on the products and companies they are buying from, manufacturers, suppliers and retailers must strive to meet consumer expectations for competitive advantage. 

In doing so, the margins that separate the offerings available become increasingly slender, driving an inexhaustible search for value through an agenda of global sourcing of materials, services, and products. 

By expanding our networks with global sourcing strategies, the global supply chain becomes ever more vulnerable, with risks shifting into new threats as well as new geographies. 

Food fraud, questionable authenticity, adulteration for ideological gain and now global pandemics are all to be considered in our global food defence strategy.

In this presentation, Denis will outline how to challenge and strengthen your global food defence strategy and the impact positive food safety behaviours has on this.  


Denis Treacy, Chief Technical Officer, Culture Compass Ltd

Denis Treacy is well known throughout the food industry as an engaging, driven, and decisive executive leader with 40 years of FMCG industry experience; the first 10 years in scientific roles, the last 30 at management, leadership, executive chief officer, and president level. After early roles in Unilever, Arla Foods and InBev, Denis was until very recently, president and chief safety, quality, security, and environment officer for the $5bn global snack foods business Pladis Global. Denis also led the health and safety agenda for Pladis’ parent company, Yildiz Holdings, the $12bn frozen food, retail, engineering, mining, and personal care company. 

Denis heads Culture Compass Ltd, which serves to help businesses change performance by understanding the links between policies, organisation, and performance through the critical element of culture and behaviour. Reducing defects, incidents, accidents and improving the quality, safety and integrity of products and working environments can be achieved and sustained with a positive focus. Denis is known in the food industry for his attitude of sharing best practice, working with customers, regulators, and competitors alike to better the industry. Denis has many areas of expertise that have been developed over a long career and now coaches chief executives and their teams in leadership and helps businesses deliver transformational operational performance improvements. Denis has advised the UK Government on food supply chain continuity during the pandemic through BEIS and the IFST Covid-19 Experts Group and now sits on the Product Safety advisory group for BEIS. Denis has also recently trained the UK FSA's Food Crime and Food Incident Units in global food defence and delivers modules for degree and masters courses for the Universities of Coventry and Nottingham.


Attendees on this webinar will receive a CPD certificate worth 2 CPD points. 

Plus, every conference attendee will receive a FREE place on Highfield's Training solutions for a changing world webinar 14:30 - 16:00 on Thursday 10 June! 

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