The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry are joining forces to organize an international forum on data-driven innovation in food safety, including current remote audit and verification practices in regulatory frameworks. The upcoming Vienna Food Safety Forum will take place October 3–5, 2022 in a hybrid format with both face-to-face and online sessions.

The forum will allow food safety stakeholders, such as competent authorities, industry, the service sector, and academia, to explore the most recent developments in data-driven food safety innovation. The forum will also focus on solutions for remote auditing and verification, electronic health certificates, and data generated by voluntary third-party assurance programs.

UNIDO’s cooperation with the Australian government builds on the organization’s longstanding engagement with the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) on remote inspection. To learn more about the event and to pre-register, please visit the event page. For more information, please contact Gabor Molnar at