Building on the success of past Food Chains and the follow-up on past key findings and recommendations, Food Chain Dubai 2013 – the region’s only dedicated food-related cold chain conference – is back in May with a fresh programme agenda and a more diverse mix of speakers and insights ... more »
What they said ...
- "The conference offered a unique blend of unbiased perspectives on food safety, shared news and expertise about emerging trends in cold chain management, and promoted lots of discussion on the challenges and opportunities to improve food safety along the food chain."
— Bobby Krishna T M, Senior Food Studies and Surveys Officer & Coordinator of Dubai International Food safety Conference - Food Control Department, Dubai Municipality
- "I had attended Food Chain Dubai 2012 for the first time and got an opportunity to be a part of the roundtable discussion. The event was well organised, productive and exceeded my expectations. The topics were relevant to the industry issues, with special focus on food safety."
— Jean Sara Thomas, Food Safety & Hygiene Manager, Radisson Blu Hotel
- "Food Chain event has offered a platform where suppliers, manufacturers, consultants, contractors and end-users can come together to discuss issues related to refrigeration and food safety. I think it offers manufacturers like us an unique opportunity to address refrigeration concerns in the entire cold chain. It gives us a better understanding of the end-user requirements in order to offer a complete solution."
— Amitesh Singh, Marketing Manager, Emerson Climate Technologies
- "As a person who has dedicated most of his life to improving food safety and protecting public health I am delighted to have been involved with Food Chain Dubai 2012. Temperature control is one of the most important weapons in our armoury to prevent food poisoning, and the organisers of Food Chain Dubai, CPI Industry (Climate Control Middle East), are to be congratulated for bringing together representatives of the refrigeration industry, Dubai Municipality and food safety specialists to speak at the conference and to work together to develop new rules and guidelines to ensure consumers and food businesses in Dubai observe the best food safety practises regarding the safe delivery, storage, preparation and service of foods. Initiatives like this will reduce the risk of food poisoning and ensure that Dubai remains one of the safest places in the world to consume food."
— Richard Sprenger, Chairman, Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance
- "When we made the decision to participate, we were not sure of what to expect, but what we found was significantly wonderful, useful and diverse. Finally I can say it was worth it to be with CPI Industry at the Food Chain event of 2012"
— Tawfiq M Attari, Global Sales and Technical Director, DuctSox - MENA
- "I like to congratulate the team of CPI Industry for putting up such a successful event. Even though the "Cold Chain" Industry is still at an infant stage it is admirable to witness enthusiastic young people putting up so much of efforts in order to mature the Industry."
— Raymond A. E. de Graaf, Cold Chain Consultant - Absolute Consultants & Engineering Services
- "Food Chain 2012 was a wonderful experience. Hearty congratulations to all of you for getting the event done in a wonderful way. Should you need my help or assistance in any matters related to the chicken and egg industry I would be more than willing to support."
— Dr Suheel Ahmed, CEO, Arabian Farms Dev Co
- "I thank you for the excellent organisation of the Food Chain event. I truly enjoyed making the speech during the event and got the impression the audience was of the right quality and they were actually interested."
— Jeroen Tollenaar, Managing Director, Royal Culimer FZE
- "The Food Chain conference has developed to be the most important forum in the UAE with regards to cold chain safety. We depend on the pool of experts, who attended the conference, to set the stage for ensuring safe cold chain in the UAE. Dubai Municipality is quite keen on pursing the recommendations that emerged from the forum, which will act positively to enhance food safety in Dubai, the UAE and the region at large. Regulating cold chain, especially with regards to equipment, consultants, installation and maintenance, remains an area that needs a lot of work. We are glad to see a jump start to this effort through the recommendations which came out of the forum."
— Bashir Hassan Yousif , Food Expert, Food Control Department - Dubai Municipality
A look at legislation, warehousing and supermarket best practices in storage and handling in: -
UK, New Zealand, Sweden, France, Holland
- GCC Food Inspectors Congress
An insight into what they look for from food establishments to ensure prevention of temperature abuse. And is there homogeneity in codes and standards?
- Legislation and clarity
Presentation of report on interim deliberations of technical committee looking into refrigeration aspects of food safety, including guidelines for cold storage warehouses (design, materials & equipment selection, construction and O&M)
- Live consulting on design of cold storage warehouses
Understanding the correlation between microbiological control and optimum temperature. Highlighting common misperceptions and building bridges between food establishments and refrigeration consultants.
Warehousing and supermarkets
- Preventing temperature abuse and balancing economic constraints
- Understanding ATP codes and standards
- Profiling multi-temperature trucks
- Transportation and economics: The use of special-purpose transport vehicles and the impact on cost of transportation
- Air flow in trucks carrying perishable goods: A look at Best Practices
Consumer behavior and food safety culture
- Workshop on what they need to know and look out for: Assurances on food safety and how to prevent temperature abuse while transporting food home, while storing, preparing