Rentokil Initial sponsors Global Food Safety Initiative conference 2016








  • Conference organised to help advance food safety initiatives across borders centred on the theme ‘Global Food Safety Vision: Making The Change’
  • Rentokil Initial to highlight how emerging technologies provide the practical means to monitor and deliver new data driven insights that will help reduce risk throughout the food supply chain

Rentokil Initial, one of the largest business services companies in the world, is today announcing its sponsorship of the Global Food Safety Conference 2016. The event brings together senior stakeholders from across the food supply chain with the aim of advancing food safety. Rentokil Initial will be using its unparalleled global insight to demonstrate how combining expertise, innovation and technology can help businesses to proactively mitigate risk.

The conference, hosted by the Global Food Safety Initiative, will take place in Berlin from 29 February to 3 March 2016. The past year has seen significant change to global legislation as well as new opportunities presented by technology, big data and emerging food supply chains. The conference is an important forum for the industry to come together to navigate the complexity of food safety, and identify ways to ensure all business within the supply chain identify and exploit these opportunities.

Mark Reader, Group Category Marketing Director at Rentokil Initial, says: “The food manufacturing industry is at a critical juncture, one which fast-paced change and the introduction of new legislation is demanding a more data and insight driven approach to safety. In particular, the change from reactive to predictive risk profiling based on data and trends throughout the food supply chain is a major shift for businesses. At Rentokil Initial we are building on our expertise through continuous innovation and the use of technology, to support businesses in this change. We feel the GFSI Conference is an important forum for the industry to come together to discuss how we can achieve the global food safety vision.

Rentokil Initial is taking part in the following sessions at the conference: 

  • 1st March, 08:30: Induction Session 
  • 3rd March, 08:00: In-depth breakfast discussion titled “New ways of mitigating risk within global food chains – the role of innovative technologies” 
  • Stand G 6/7: A range of experts will be on hand to demonstrate the latest innovations in risk mitigation including Rentokil Initial’s new industry-leading products PestConnect and HygieneConnect.

Véronique Discours-Buhot, GFSI Director at The Consumer Goods Forum says: “We’re at the beginning of a new era in food safety where we’re seeing fast-paced developments in technology as well as new food supply chains emerging. Against this backdrop of change, this year’s conference is vital in setting out a vision for how the industry can work together towards a world in which food safety is truly accessible to all. We appreciate Rentokil Initial’s global insight in helping this to happen as well as their support as official sponsors of the event.”

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About Rentokil Initial plc 

Rentokil Initial is one of the largest business services companies in the world, operating in over 60 countries. The Company offers route-based services including Pest Control, Hygiene and Workwear through teams of local experts. Through the development of leading innovations and harnessing new technology, Rentokil Initial is breaking new ground for the future of global food safety. 

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