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Earlier this month, the Transparency-One team attended the Global Food Safety Conference 2018 in Tokyo, Japan, hosted by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Beyond the conference’s plethora of learning and networking opportunities, the event posed an important question: what is in store for the future of the food industry?

Earlier this month, the Transparency-One team attended the Global Food Safety Conference 2018 in Tokyo, Japan, hosted by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Beyond the conference’s plethora of learning and networking opportunities, the event posed an important question: what is in store for the future of the food industry?

Read more: Technology, Innovation, and the Future of Food: What’s in Store?

The evidence that we need to find new ways to manage food safety is growing all the time. Right now, the world’s population is currently growing by 80 million people a year. Overall the global population is forecast to expand to 8.6 billion by 2030. By 2050 this population will require a major increase in food production.

The evidence that we need to find new ways to manage food safety is growing all the time. Right now, the world’s population is currently growing by 80 million people a year. Overall the global population is forecast to expand to 8.6 billion by 2030. By 2050 this population will require a major increase in food production.

Read more: How Technology and Innovation are Transforming Food Safety and Sustainability

2018 marks the first year that Japan will host GFSI’s Global Food Safety Conference, and only the second year that the conference will take place in Asia. Of the conference's 1,000 delegates from over 50 countries, many will be visiting Japan for the first time.

2018 marks the first year that Japan will host GFSI’s Global Food Safety Conference, and only the second year that the conference will take place in Asia. Of the conference's 1,000 delegates from over 50 countries, many will be visiting Japan for the first time.

Read more: GFSI 2018: A Turning Point for Food Safety in Asia

The dairy supply chain has become increasingly complex, thanks to a proliferation of new products and packaging options, as well as increasingly stringent regulatory requirements. Other challenges for those along the dairy supply chain include the need to keep dairy products cold from packaging to transport, and thin margins that make cost controls essential.

The dairy supply chain has become increasingly complex, thanks to a proliferation of new products and packaging options, as well as increasingly stringent regulatory requirements. Other challenges for those along the dairy supply chain include the need to keep dairy products cold from packaging to transport, and thin margins that make cost controls essential.

Read more: Securing Safety Across the Supply Chain: Cow to Cart

We’re eating on the go. We’re ordering in. We’re demanding “fresh,” “organic,” “local,” “healthy” foods. We care how our foods are grown, processed and prepared. And we have a world of information at our fingertips informing and influencing our food choices.

We’re eating on the go. We’re ordering in. We’re demanding “fresh,” “organic,” “local,” “healthy” foods. We care how our foods are grown, processed and prepared. And we have a world of information at our fingertips informing and influencing our food choices.

Read more: People Are Eating Differently Today

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