Development of a Risk Register for the pork and poultry meat sectors on the island of Ireland

Date: Friday 18 September, 2015

Venue: CAFRE, Loughry Campus, Dungannon Road, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone BT80 9AA, Northern Ireland

Time: 10:00am


The Institute of Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast jointly with University College Dublin and Teagasc Food Research Centre (in association with safefood) invite you to attend an industry event for pork and poultry company personnel on the island of Ireland.

The reputation of our food industry relies heavily on its safety and quality, and huge efforts are taken by industry to protect these hard earned accolades. As the horsemeat scandal of 2013 showed there are vulnerabilities in supply chains that can cause enormous reputational damage. This safefood project is endeavouring to develop a system that will help identify emerging risks and provide solutions.

This event is a great opportunity to hear about the final Risk Register database which will help companies keep abreast of potential and emerging food safety and authenticity risks in relation to the ingredients they source. The event will include a keynote presentation by Declan Billington (CEO John Thompson and Sons Ltd) on risk management in the animal feed sector and the successful implementation of the Food Fortress initiative.


Time Topic Speaker
10:00-10:30 Registration and arrival refreshments
10:30-10:40 Welcome address Dr James McIntosh, safefood
10:40-11:10 Risk Management and the Food Fortress Initiative in the Animal Feed Sector John Thompson & Sons Ltd.
11:10-11:30 Contaminant risk prioritisation for poultry and pork Dr Julie Meneely, Queen’s University Belfast
11:30-11:50 Microbiological contaminant risk prioritisation for poultry Prof Francis Butler, University College Dublin
11:50-12:10 Veterinary Drug contaminant risk prioritisation for poultry and pork Dr Martin Danaher, Teagasc Food Research Centre
12:10-12:30 Risk Register discussion and feedback session Prof Chris Elliott, Queen’s University Belfast
12:30-13:30 Lunch and networking


Registration is free of charge but please register your attendance to by 31 August, 2015. Please stating your NAME, JOB TITLE and COMPANY.