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Food Safety and Labelling Workshop

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Food Safety and Labelling Workshop

Thursday 28th July

Are you finding the New Food labelling laws Confusing??
Ever wondered if your product labels are correct??
Are you interested in Learning about correct packaging?
Or simply wondering if you are meeting food safety standards?

Then this workshop is for you!!

We invite you to join us on Thursday 28th July 2016 for an informative workshop being hosted by Kerri King of Food Tech Solutions and Melissa Parry from JL Labs on Food Labelling & Food Safety.

Workshop Overview:...
• Introduction to Food Labelling: Why it is so important to get your labels correct?
• New ‘Country of Origin’ Labelling Laws: What does this means to you?
• Food Packaging: Packaging and its impact on Food Safety and Product Shelf Life.
• Food Allergens: Issues with non-declared Allergens.
• Microbes found in Food: Spoilage Organisms and Pathogens
• Food Safety: Controls that can be used in manufacturing

Where: Gunubul Homestead
Time: 9.00am to 11.00am (arrive at 8.30am – 8.45am for prompt start)
Booking essential: http://gympieboxoffice.com.au/tickets/food-safety-and-labelling-workshop-5870#buy
Email: economicdevelopment@gympie.qld.gov.au
Phone: 1300 307 800

Kerri King is a Senior Food Technologist at Food Tech Solutions, based on the Sunshine Coast. Kerri works with small, medium or large companies to assist with product development and innovation, quality, labelling and claims, research, shelf life assessment and regulatory compliance. Kerri has worked in the food industry for the past 24 years as a research and technical leader experienced in executing projects from conception to launch. She has been based on the Sunshine Coast since commencing work at Gourmet Garden in 2001. Kerri has completed a research Masters of Applied Science at University of Queensland, Bachelor of Applied Science in Food Technology, Bachelor of Business in International Business and a Specialisation in Mandarin as well as a Graduate Diploma in Learning.
Web: www.foodtechsolutions.com.au

Melissa Parry is a Senior Microbiologist with JL Labs Pty Ltd, JL Labs are a NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) accredited Food & Microbiological Testing Laboratory, servicing food producers and manufacturers from Central QLD to Northern NSW.
They specialise in helping local food manufacturers and producers create and maintain the quality of their products and manufacturing practices by carrying out finished and packed product testing, shelf life trials and validation, food allergen testing, process monitoring for routine and new lines, cleaning validation and verification.
JL Labs can also assist with microbiological analysis of water quality, environmental swabs and air testing.
They have 3 experienced Microbiologists with over 40+ years combined experience in large production sites on the Sunshine Coast.
Web: www.jllabs.com.au
Presented by Gympie Regional Council


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