More information on the topics of "Novel 4 1/2016 eFOOD-Lab international Globa l Food Safet y Conference 2016 foods", "Allergen Management" and "Food Authenticity" was given to participants in the parallel sessions, which complemented the plenary session and thus offered the opportunity to provide space for individual interests. On Thursday afternoon the GFSI Conference 2016 ended with a controversial discussion on the evaluation and interpretation of existing data "for a different or better world?" led by John Carter, Vice President Quality Danone Dairy. The importance of a high level quality standard in food production was illustrated by Christian Mahr, Director QFS, Danone. Following a strong quality culture 80% less mistakes and more than 300% less significant mistakes will be made by employees. Therefore “companies have to understand the importance of a strong quality culture in driving company performance and continuous improvement”. As mentioned at the beginning based on impressive examples from the current foresight Adjiedj Bakas described the "unthinkable" that could be reality in very near future. Important message and in this sense: leave known paths and be a little bit crazy! Dr. Kurt-Peter Raezke Senior Expert Food Safety Bremen firstname.lastname@example.org Kurt-Peter Raezke studied chemistry at the University of Paderborn and achieved his doctorate (PhD) at the Institute of Chemistry and Physics at the Federal Dairy Research Institute (today: Max Rubner Institute, Federal Research Institute of Nutrition and Food) in Kiel, Germany. In February 1997 he founded APPLICA GmbH in Bremen, a service laboratory for instrumental chemical analysis. Following the successful introduction of an on-line LC-MS/MS method for the determination of antibiotic residues in honey, he developed the company into one of the world's leading laboratories for the analysis of bee products. In July 2008, APPLICA GmbH became part of the Intertek Group and Kurt-Peter took over the position as a site-manager and in an additional function he was Global Technical Director Testing & Analytics for the Intertek business line food. He expanded the service portfolio into a comprehensive range of testing methods for food and feed. After he was appointed in 2012 as Managing Director of Intertek Food Services GmbH and later as Senior Director Food Safety & Innovation, he combined the analytical service portfolio with the inspection and certification services and is thus recognized expert on food safety throughout the supply chain.
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