3rd African Food Safety and Traceability Conference (Afritrace 2009)

Venue: Red Court Hotel

Location: Nairobi, Kenya, Kenya

Event Date/Time: Sep 30, 2009 End Date/Time: Sep 30, 2009
Registration Date: Sep 29, 2009
Early Registration Date: Aug 31, 2009
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Description

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 3rd annual AFRITrace conference to be held in Nairobi on 29th and 30th September 2009 at the Red Court Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. The conference has become recognized as the de facto conference on Food Safety and Traceability in the region. Last year we had representatives of eleven countries attend. This year we believe there will be no exception.

In previous conferences we have addressed the issues of traceability for export produce and the demands of the European Union and other countries for appropriate traceability systems. This year we are focused on the needs of our Region and in particular the East African Community. The lack of Food Control Agencies in most EAC member countries, a multiplicity of traceability systems, supplier and consumer ignorance and poor laboratory standards are some of the issues we face as we move towards EAC integration and harmonization.

Analytical Laboratories play an important role in the maintenance of Food Safety Standards and Traceability procedures. It is unfortunate that only a handful of laboratories in the Region are accredited to international standards so that they can provide analytical services to our food and agricultural industries.

As of 1 January 2010 we shall see integration of the East African Community and increasing legal requirements to have all foodstuffs, particularly fresh and frozen produce, subjected to Food Safety and Traceability regulations for cross border trade in the Community.

With this in mind, this conference is a “must attend” event and not to be missed by analytical laboratory personnel.

The theme this year is:
“Adding Value for Consumer and Supplier – Where to Now with Food Safety and Traceability?”

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Some of the topics to address shall be: 1. Food Safety Management Systems – National Food Safety Co-ordination Committee, 2. Quality issues with regard to food safety – Consumer Goods Council of South Africa 3. “Sorting the Wheat from the Chaff” – Where are we with appropriate Traceability Systems – Rosemary Amondi, TraceSoft Kenya 4. Food control Agencies – Establishment and Harmonization in the EAC 5. International Traceability Systems overview and applications in East Africa – Trace Tracker 6. Food Safety implications and Traceability Systems appropriate for EAC after Jan 2010 7. A legal perspective – Applying National Standards and Private Standards in EAC 8. Case study: Novel East African Seawater and Freshwater Fish Traceabiltiy Systems 9. GS1 contribution to Global Traceability and Food safety – Joseph Nyogesa, GS1 Kenya 10. Enforcing the standards – Fair Game in Kenya as No Food Authority exists – National Food Safety Committee, Kenya 11. Case Study: How the Kenyan Dairy Industry is meeting standards – Kenya Dairy Board 12. Case Study: Affordable Traceability Systems – Balancing cost vs. the Efficacy - CSCSA 13. One year later – Facing the challenges of Traceability in the Fresh Produce Sector – Jacqueline Mkindi, TAHA Conference Venue and Accommodation preference: - A 4 star hotel situated at the Kenya Red Cross complex, with proximity to the city and Jomo Kenyatta International and Wilson airports. The RedCourt Hotel is indeed proud of being fully owned by the Kenya Red Cross Society and ultimately all proceeds sustain the philanthropic objectives of the Society. It is with that benevolent attitude that we appeal to your sense of corporate social responsibility as you enjoy the RedCourt Hotel experience whose ultimate goal is to enliven the senses, instills well-being, and fulfills even the unexpressed wishes and needs of you our guest. Contacts: South “C” (Bellevue) Red Cross Road, Off Mombasa Road Website: www.redcourt.co.ke Registration Fee & Procedure The registration fee is Ksh.40, 000+VAT. Kindly fill in, sign and send back the attached form to book your slot. We have discount offers for group registration.

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