Running the Gauntlet - Cookstown

Date: Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm (Full day event)

Venue: CAFRE, Loughry Campus, Dungannon Rd., Cookstown Co. Tyrone

Protecting your customer, protecting your business

safefood in partnership with Teagasc and CAFRE are hosting 11 free workshops specifically for SME food business providing practical advice on how to produce food safely. Our experts will be there to address all your burning food safety questions. The workshop will cover:

  • What you need to know about bacteria and how to control them to keep your customer’s safe
  • Choosing and using hygiene cleaning products
  • Managing the traceability of your supply chain
  • Managing food allergens/ labelling​

This is what other business have said about our workshops:

I found the true life experience of participants (milk/cheese production) helpful and informative. I enjoyed the relaxed and open atmosphere generated by the speakers."

Eileen Daly, Naturally Cordial, Carlow.

Lots of good information & practical advice. Excellent topics covered and explained in simple terms rather than heavy detail."

Nicola Kearns, Niks Tea, Dublin.


Time Theme Speaker
09:30 Registration (tea/coffee)
10:00 Food Standards Agency Update

Sharon Gilmore

Food Standards Agency

10:30 Product development and innovation

Brian McDermott

Foodovation Centre, North West Regional College

11:00 Loughry Support Services

Catherine Devlin

College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise, Loughry Campus

11:30 Tea/coffee break
12:00 Food Hygien Essentials: a clean regime

Eddie O'Neill


12:30 Disease-causing Bacteria: what you need to know

Dr Kieran Jordan


13:00 safefood Listeria Project findings

Dr Bob Madden

Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute

13:30 Lunch and tour
14:30 Food allergens in a nutshell

Dr James McIntosh


15:00 Clean labelling

Joe Ahern

Kerry Group

15:30 Food safety challenges for online retail

Mark O'Neill

Food Standards Agency

16:00 Close


crowds at a workshop

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These training workshops are part of the safefood Knowledge Networks programme of activities to enable professionals within the agri-food sector to meet new and emerging food safety challenges.