Wednesday, 30 May 2018
7:00 am to 9:00 am

How many incidents have been reported where wood, stones, plastic, metal and even glass have been reported in foods sold to the market?


What can happen to a food business in this situation?

  • Damage to reputation and adverse media publicity;

  • Injuries sustained by its consumers; and

  • Costly litigation could potentially arise on a number of fronts.


The Western Australian COI of the AIFST invites you to learn more about the range of best practice technologies available to assist the food industry in meeting their statutory requirements in this area.  Implementation of “industry best practice” is a step in the right direction to mitigating decisions made in the event of an unfortunate incident occurring.  This is a must for all diligent practitioners to attend, so as to learn more about how to reduce the risks even further.




AIFST Students/Graduates

AIFST Members

Non-members & Guests





Thank you to our breakfast sponsor:




Mr Brad Grubb

Inspection Systems

Presention: Advances in detection of foreign object contamination

A presentation on the existing and developing systems used today in the detection of foreign objects in food, including the latest advances in traditional metal detection and x-ray systems, as well as some information on emerging technologies for detecting low density contaminants that have traditionally been difficult to detect. The presentation will also include a guide on compliance with current and future retailer standards for product inspection machinery, and reducing the risk of contaminated packs re-entering the production line.


Speaker Bio:

Brad is a Director of Inspection Systems, a supplier of innovative inspection solutions and equipment to the food and pharmaceutical industry. Technically trained as an electrical mechanic and service technician, Brad founded the company with his business partner Rob Weir, back in 1997. Since then the company has grown considerably servicing many of Australia’s leading manufacturers and food processors, with offices in Australia and New Zealand. Brad has an in-depth understanding of food processing technologies and a strong interest in process automation.



Mr Alex Austin

Key Technology

Presention: Key Technology’s VERYX Sorting Platform - Transforming The Detection of Foreign Contaminates in Food Products

As consumer preferences change, are your quality standards changing with them? Are you feeling pressure to increase yields while improving the quality and safety of your product? Key Technology has redefined the standard for digital sorting technology. Learn how the VERYX sorting platform has the advanced technology and power to transform your process, your business and your bottom line.


Speaker Bio:

Alex Austin is a mechanical engineer with nearly 40 years of experience across a range of food industries sectors including; bottling and canning, dairy, vegetable, fruit and snack foods. This experience includes equipment design and manufacture, project engineering, commissioning and project management; ranging from single pieces of equipment to complete, major greenfield plants in New Zealand, the UK and Australia.  For the last 17 years Alex has been the Regional Manager for Key Technology Australian and New Zealand.



All guests will be served:

Seasonal fruit salad with natural yoghurt and mixed berry compote  (v)

Mini chocolate pastry (v)

Scrambled eggs with roast bacon, chorizo chipolata, grilled tomato and hash brown*

*(Please advise if you require a vegetarian option once you have booked)


Enjoyed with
Freshly brewed coffee and tea
Chilled orange juice


Event Program:


Registration commences

  • Tea/Coffee (coffee station in foyer)


Doors open, Formal Dining Room


Hot breakfast served


Welcome and introductions


Speaker 1: Brad Grubb

25 minutes, 5 minutes question time


Speaker 2: Alex Austin

25 minutes, 5 minutes question time


Breakfast finish