Small food business page: Podcasts & webinars

The safefood podcasts bring you insights and advice from leading experts on food safety. Through our podcast series, we’ll be looking at factors that shape the food industry on the island of Ireland.

You can listen to the podcasts here or on Spotify, iTunes Podcasts or Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

If you’re interested in participating, would like to make a comment or suggest topics please email us.

 

Is remote auditing here to stay?

In this podcast, Marie-Therese Sweeney who is a quality and hygiene systems consultant with over 20 years experience in the food industry, is going to look at the whole area of food safety auditing, specifically the subject of remote auditing which has come into focus due to the current pandemic.

 

Food packaging

This episode looks at food packaging and what small food businesses need to think about from materials, to recycling and the environment. Joining us is Ed O'Neill,Managing director of O' Neill Food Solutions, who is an expert in artisan and specialty foods. He's a packaging technologist and has published papers on chemical migration from packaging into milk and dairy products.

 

Hygiene and cleaning

This episode looks at hygiene and cleaning in food businesses and asks why it is so important that businesses take this seriously.  Joining us is Ed O'Neill from O'Neill Food Solutions, who is an expert in art design and specialty foods. Ed has been involved in the development of a range of award-winning food products, including cheese, frozen desserts, salsas, and beverages. Thanks Ed for joining us.

Below you will find some useful recording's of webinars on a range of different topics presented to small food businesses

 Effective Food Safety Part II-  Effective Cleaning & Food Poisoning Bacteria

The safefood Knowledge Network presents a two part webinar series "Effective Food Safety". This webinar is presented by O' Neill Food Solutions, Jordon Food Safety and safefood. Part II covers -An introduction to food poisoning bacteria & how to control them - Linda Gordon, safefood -Cleaning & hygiene for Food SMEs - Ed O Neill, O Neill Food Solutions -Case Studies: real life examples - Kieran Jordan, Jordan Food Safety.

Effective Food Safety Part I-  HACCP & Record Keeping October 2021

This webinar focuses on HACCP, and the importance of effective record keeping. safefood is a government body promoting healthy eating and food safety on the island of Ireland.

The role of cleaning in allergen management

In this presentation, Peter reviews the role of cleaning & disinfection in the management and control of allergens in food premises and covers the following topics:

  • Understanding the industry
  • What is cleaning and the methods that can be used
  • The challenges faced in cleaning different surfaces
  • What does clean look like from the perspective of allergens
  • Concerning disinfection
  • Questions & Answers session.

 Effective Food Safety Part II- April 2021

This webinar focuses on HACCP, and the importance of effective record keeping. safefood is a government body promoting healthy eating and food safety on the island of Ireland.

Effective Food Safety Part I- April 2021

safefood Knowledge Network, in partnership with Teagasc and Kieran Jordon, presents a two-part webinar series 'Effective Food Safety' for small and medium-sized food businesses.

Presentation 1: What you need to know about bacteria (safefood)

Presentation 2: Case studies on food safety (27.04 mins Dr Kieran Jordan, Jordan Food Safety)

Presentation 3: Cleaning and hygiene for food SME's ( 55.47 mins Ed O Neill, O Neill Food Solutions)

 

 

 Food safety support for SME's

safefood Knowledge Network teamed up with Kerry Local Enterprise Office as part of an enterprise week 2021 inititive. safefood highlighted the Knowledge Networks role in the promotion and awareness of food safety. 

 Effective Food Safety Part I

safefood Knowledge Network, in partnership with Teagasc and Kieran Jordon, presents a two-part webinar series 'Effective Food Safety' for small and medium-sized food businesses. Part 1 includes:

Presentation 1: What you need to know about bacteria (safefood)

Presentation 2: Case studies on food safety (27.25 mins Dr Kieran Jordan, Jordan Food Safety)

Presentation 3: Cleaning and hygiene for food SME's ( 50.53 mins Ed O Neill, O Neill Food Solutions)

 Effective Food Safety Part II

safefood Knowledge Network presents a two part webinar series 'Effective Food Safety' for small and medium-sized food businesses.

Part 2 is presented by Lynn Patterson and focuses on HACCP, and the importance of effective record keeping.

 The importance of internal auditing in maintaining food safety

safefood Knowledge Network teamed  up with Brenda Loughman, Director of Loughman Mangement Solutions LTD. Brenda outlined a practical approach to internal audits, and provided insight into how audits can be used as an opportunity for continual improvement.

Choosing the right packaging for your product

Packaging tends to throw up many questions in terms of the environment. While we might want to advance our food products by using recyclable and compostable packaging, we must not forget the basic principles of packaging, which are, protection and preservation, so that we can ensure that a safe and quality product is delivered to the consumer, time and again.

In partnership with Eddie O Neill, Director of O Neill Food solutions, safefood presented a webinar on the importance of food packaging. The main topics covered in this presentation are:

1. The fundamentals of packaging

2. Why is packaging so important

3. The different types of packaging

4. Sustainability