Professional Development - Fresh Produce Recall Workshop - Friday 1st June - Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre Auckland

7 May 2018

Professional Development - Fresh Produce Recall Workshop - Friday 1st June - Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre Auckland

We are pleased to invite you to register for the upcoming Professional Development Fresh Produce Recall Workshop in association with The Fresh Produce Safety Centre A-NZ.

This 2.5 hour event will cover all you need to know about recalls, from the perspectives of the regulator (MPI), a retailer (Foodstuffs) and an enabler of track and trace (GS1). While we know that the best course of action is to prevent a recall in the first place, recalls inevitably happen. As food safety professionals, our task beyond prevention is to prepare, respond and recover and this workshop will provide the answers. There are global examples of recalls that have not been executed well, creating more reputational harm, legal costs, disposal costs, fines and lost market share. We must ensure that we are well prepared and minimise the damage should the worst happen.





9:00 am

Registration - tea / coffee on arrival


9:30 am

Welcome and introduction

Michael Worthington, Chairman,

Fresh Produce Safety Centre A-NZ

9:35 am


Putting a recall into perspective

What does a recall mean for a retailer?What’s involved and who wears the costs?

Mark Casey

Group Manager Regulatory Services, Foodstuffs North Island

10:10 am


Roles and responsibilities in a recall

Who does what, when and with whom?

Thomasin Bright

Team Manager (Acting) Food Compliance North, MPI


Morning tea


11:10 am


Following the needle through the haystack: the GS1 System in track and trace

Owen Dance

Manager – Quality Services, GS1 NZ

11:45 am


Managing the incident

How prepared are you for the fallout of a recall?

Richard Bennett

Fresh Produce Safety Centre A-NZ

12:00 am

Summary and close



The main outcome will be that participants understand what recall best practice looks like so they can meet internal, government and QA program requirements. According to Thomasin Bright from MPI, “When a food business needs to recall food, MPI's Food Compliance Services team will work with the business to provide advice, coordinate the recall and ensure that all reasonable steps are being taken to protect consumers. We will be discussing the roles and responsibilities of the food business and MPI in a recall and the steps for conducting a recall in New Zealand.” 

This event will be of interest to growers, QA Managers, food safety auditors/Certification Bodies, product technologists, trainers/consultants, food regulation team members, wholesale, retail & foodservice technical staff, students/academics and industry bodies.