What is the Food Safety Europe Conference?

We are delighted to announce that, as a BRCGS partner organisation, Klipspringer will be returning to sponsor this year’s Food Safety Europe Conference (FSEC).

Curated to enhance European food safety management across retail, food service, and manufacturing environments, the FSEC is an exemplar industry event. It provides a platform for leading figures to pool their knowledge, resulting in invaluable insights and feedback for attendees.

The one-day conference will also feature keynote presentations from influential companies including Amazon, Nestle, and Just Eat, alongside decisive regulators such as the Food Standards Agency and, of course, the BRCGS itself. Their newly revised Global Standards for Food Safety Issue 9 will be a topic of hot discussion at the FSEC.

When and where is FSEC23, and how much does it cost?

Date: Wednesday 1st February

Time: 8:00am–5:00pm

Location: Etc Venues, 133 Houndsditch, Liverpool Street, London, EC3A 7BX

Price: £330-£1,170 (depending on ticket type) – use the code KLIP20 for a 20% discount on your ticket registration price here.

FSEC23: Ones to watch

There are numerous presentations and panel sessions at this year’s FSEC which look highly promising. Below, we’ve outlined a few which caught our eye…

08:45–9:10am: Outlining Amazon’s Approach to Food Safety

Delivered by John Michael Piggott, EU Head of Food Safety, this keynote speech will undoubtedly be a strong start to the conference. It is likely to contain important information regarding the food safety assurances required by the world’s largest online retailer, who are now branching into food delivery.

09:35–10:15am: Horizon Scanning to Determine and Plan for Potential Food Safety Challenges

Following a year plagued by supply chain issues caused by war, fuel costs, and climate change-driven weather, experts from Waitrose, Barilla, and the Food Standards Agency will discuss lessons from 2022 and forecast challenges for 2023 in what looks set to be an engaging panel debate.

10:50–11:15am: BRCGS Presentation: What is New in Issue 9?

On 1 August 2022, the BRCGS released their latest version of the Global Standards for Food Safety, a global benchmark against which leading companies set their requirements for compliance. This presentation is relevant for those seeking more information on the widely read article our expert team at Klipspringer researched and compiled on the key changes from Issue 8 to Issue 9.

14:50–15:15pm: Microbiology Under the Microscope: New Trends, Tools, and Challenges

Led by John Donaghy, Head of Food Safety, Corporate Operations and Quality Management at Nestle, this afternoon session might perhaps go under some attendees’ radars. However, for those interested in future trends in food production (especially plant-based proteins) it is certainly worth a listen.

These talks are merely the tip of the iceberg. Feel free to browse the full conference agenda here.


For any questions about the Food Safety Europe Conference, our team are more than happy to help, if you contact us at: 01473 461 800.

Interested in attending? Click here to register – and don’t forget that KLIP20 discount code for 20% off!