Blockchain and Bowtie are currently popular ‘buzzwords’ in the food industry. But what exactly are they? How do
they support food safety and risk management systems? And what other emerging approaches are there?
To help you answer these questions, we’ve put together a workshop with experts on blockchain and Bowtie Food
Safety and supply chain control systems to provide you with:
- an understanding of new food safety principles
- guidance on how to practically implement these systems, and
- the opportunity to work with and discuss new concepts and techniques
Keynote speakers include James Flynn, founder of Global Food Blockchain Initiative, Alistair Cowin of CGE Risk
and Stephen Whyte of QADEX (industry leaders in digitisation of supply chain control systems).
Why focus on blockchain?
Food safety management systems have evolved in recent years. They originally started as discrete studies, such as
HACCP evaluations, but have since developed into a more holistic approach. These systems are now based on the consideration of risks
arising from threats, vulnerabilities, hazards (in a HACCP context) and mitigation through the identification of effective controls
implemented through in-process management systems. A key challenge is the communication of this holistic picture, which is where ‘bowtie’
comes in. Bowtie is one such approach that allows visualisation of risks associated with a manufacturing operation – communicated in a
simple diagram that resembles a bowtie.
Our speakers will help you understand blockchain and other emerging approaches supporting food safety and risk
Who should attend
The workshop is most suited to technical and quality managers in the food industry, and those who manage food
safety, quality, authenticity and risk in the food supply chain including growers, manufacturers and retailers.