...making excellence a habit.

Join the BSI Group for a - Tips and tricks half day workshop

There will be 3 workshops in 2019 including Leeds, Bristol and Edinburgh, all offering tips and tricks on how prepare and be resilient against food and beverage requirements.

You will hear from a number of food sector thought leaders, sharing insights about the industry demands and what you can do to withstand those demands. You will also learn some of the key audit non-conformities and how to avoid them.

Your people are your biggest asset, but they can also be your biggest vulnerability. Learn how your staff can support your organization meet high standards. Discover how to apply the learnings, so you know all your staff meet the standard required.

Packaging; What are the concerns? Hear from Joanna Griffiths – expert in food contact packaging, as she shares her views on what’s next for food contact packaging. Joanna will also host an open discussion with the audience on this topic.

There will also be a chance to speak directly to our experts over lunch in our ‘Ask an expert’ clinic.




08:40 Arrival, registration, networking and light refreshments

09:00 Chair’s Introduction

09:10 Organizational resilience in the Food Supply Chain

Learn about what organizationally resilient leadership means in the Agri-Food sector. Find out what is causing companies to lose their competitive edge in the soft skills associated with Behaviours, Culture, Horizon scanning, Reputational Risk, and Supply Chains which is making companies vulnerable to losing their competitive edge.

10:00 Risks and control / Food fraud & supply chain.

10:15 Networking break and refreshments

10:30 Food Safety, common NCRS (Non-conformities and how to avoid them at audit)

Do you know what the top non-conformities are in food safety management system audits? Discover the answer to this and learn how to mitigate your risk with practical tips for avoiding the most common food safety audit pitfalls.

11.00 Food Safety & Quality Culture & Food Labelling Overview 

There’s a common cause in non-conformities across food safety, environmental, quality and health and safety audits- people. Discover how to engage your people and reduce your risk of NCR’s whilst measuring and quantifying culture from qualitative data. Apply these learnings across your business to inform all staff of the importance of food safety and quality culture, especially when looking at food labelling and allergen concerns.  

11.30 Food contact packaging, what’s next?

Plastics or paper? Less or more? Joanna Griffiths expert in food contact packaging and Chair of the BRC Packaging & Packaging Materials Committee 2010-2018 gives her view on what’s next for food contact packaging, facilitating an open discussion from members of the audience.

11.40 Ask the expert Q&A session

11.50 Closing remarks and networking Lunch

11.50 Ask the expert clinic - talk to our experts over some light refreshments

12.20 Event close


Dates and registration:


Edinburgh event