SGS to Hold Seventh Food Forum in Moscow, Russia

Seventh SGS Food Forum on pragmatic approach to quality and safety to take place on 8-9 July 2015 in Moscow, Russia.

Moscow, Russia, May 09, 2015 –(– Facing limited financial resources and rigid market conditions food market players need the ability to prioritize tasks, streamline processes and measure performance for each operational activity, including food safety and quality management.

Focus on Quality and Safety in the Food Industry

Today’s priorities in the field of food safety and quality, projects to invest resources in, tools to assess their effectiveness and ways to streamline management systems in order to gain significant business benefits will be in the focus of the Seventh SGS Food Forum “Pragmatic approach to quality and safety” to be held on 8-9 July 2015 in Moscow, Russia.

Traditionally, the SGS Food Forum gathers representatives of governmental authorities and NGOs, food processing industry, packaging and agriculture, trade, HoReCa and logistics.

Topics of the SGS Food Forum 2015

Topics of the SGS Food Forum 2015 will include:

– Legal framework: Technical regulation in the food market within the Customs Union, topical issues
– Food safety in the global market, application of international standards, GFSI framework, ISO 22000
– Quality as a way to boost customer loyalty
– Food safety management: good manufacturing practices. Examples of PRPs
– Integrated Management Systems (IMS) in food industry: implementation and maintenance

The Forum will also showcase:

– A special session on the specifics of implementing HACCP and management systems in SMEs: challenges and bottlenecks.
– A round table discussion focusing on resources optimization in the field of quality and food safety management – and how to properly identify priorities in a limited budget’s context.
– A panel discussion on setting targets for a management system and assessing/measuring results.

Seventh Edition of the SGS Food Forum

Keynote speakers will include John Carter, GFSI Board Member and Vice President METRO Group, and Jules Rojer, Independent Technical Expert of the Foundation for Food Safety Certification owning the FSSC 22000 scheme.

Conducted since 2008, the Forum has acquired the status of the most significant discussion platform focusing on quality and sustainability in the food industry and became the annual meeting space for food market leaders from Russia and ex-Soviet countries. Annually, the SGS Food Forum in Moscow gathers around 200 food professionals from various countries uniting delegates and speakers from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, USA.

About SGS Food Safety Services

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For further information or to learn more about the event, please contact an SGS representative.

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SGS Food Forum
Tatiana Apatovskaya
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Regional Marketing Manager, EEME
SGS Vostok Limited (SGS Group)