IFST Spring Conference 2018 - 19 April, Birmingham

Start DateApril 19, 2018 at 8:30:00 AM GMT+01:00
End DateApril 19, 2018 at 5:00:00 PM GMT+01:00
LocationUniversity of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom
Event TypeConference
TopicFood Science & Technology
Fera AreAttending and Exhibiting

A key issue for all food businesses is assessing and managing risk throughout all stages within the food supply chain – ensuring that consumers can be assured of consistently safe food.

Spring Conference (SC18) will be therefore again focussing on showcasing the very latest tools and technologies being developed or adapted for the food sector, but particularly focussing on their applications for managing of risk. Explore with us how food risk management is changing through new science and technologies and in turn how we can expect roles in the sector to change to take advantage of these technologies.

For more information about the event and to book your place, click below:

IFST SC18 Programme

Fera will be there to discuss HorizonScan and Early Warning System (EWS)


With the constant demand for change and the continuing challenge to meet consumer demands, improving supply chain transparency is a high priority for companies, especially in industries such as the food and beverage industry where consumers and regulators are pushing for more information on how products are made. Incorporating software technology like HorizonScan into your armoury, can ensure effective supply chain visibility together with aiding a well-developed traceability strategy allowing you, as an organisation to see where each ingredient came from with any increasing or emerging issues associated with it.

This end-to-end visibility is the key to resilient supply chains and becomes especially important when facing disruptions in the supply chain or crisis situations such as recalls, like the very current fipronil issue. This allows you as an organisations to significantly reduce supply chain risk by enabling the company to either take action to prevent disasters or to respond to disruption by activating backup plans.

Read More About HorizonScan

Early Warning System (EWS)

THe EWS is a prototype tool demonstrating how technology is bringing to the market cost-effective proactive methods to detecting fraud.

Download EWS Science Poster

Fapas 2018 Proficiency Testing Programme

Fapas 2018 Proficiency Testing Programme

Established in 1990, Fapas is a globally recognised provider of proficiency tests

Fera Food Testing

Fera Food Testing

With a large range of testing abilities, our multi-disciplinary approach gives an overall view of any food issue you may be facing, providing you with the complete information you need to make the strong decisions needed to address these issues.

HorizonScan From Fera

HorizonScan from Fera

HorizonScan enables you to conduct top-line risk mitigating investigations and be alerted to food safety issues very quickly.