Global Food Safety Conference to feature LRQA, Cargill, Metro Group and World Bank

Friday, 16 January, 2015

Representatives from LRQA (Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance), Cargill, Metro Group and the World Bank are among some of the keynote speakers at the Global Food Safety Conference, to be held in Kuala Lumpur from 3-5 March.

Organised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and The Consumer Goods Forum, the conference is designed to bring together food safety professionals in order to share knowledge, discuss best practice and drive innovation throughout the industry.

Speakers and topics include:

  • Mark Overland, Director, Global Certification, Corporate Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Cargill Incorporated, who will look at the role of the manufacturer/processor in delivering safe and quality products to market.
  • Jan Kranghand, Director Regional QA MCCI Asia/Head of QA MCC China, Metro Group, will discuss food safety across the supply chain from a retailer’s viewpoint.
  • LRQA will present a session entitled ‘Collaboration in the Food Supply Web’, which will take delegates on a journey from the perspective of key organisations serving the global food supply chain.
  • The World Bank will provide perspectives on the role it has to play in harnessing public and private sector resources in driving food safety, particularly in developing countries. The session will also feature insight from a supplier and the opportunities and challenges that work with some of the world’s leading food sector organisations present.

“This year’s GFSI Conference in Malaysia is of great significance for the food industry as it provides a key and ideal location to showcase the value of independent assurance in driving food safety across the whole food supply web, not just in Australia, but globally,” said Cor Groenveld, global head of food supply chain services at LRQA.

For more information on the conference, visit

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