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Food Trust Framework for Data Sharing – webinar: presentation and panel discussion

How should we best make use of data to support the food production supply system?

The food supply system is highly dependent on the sharing and exchange of data between and amongst organisations including commercial businesses, regulators, border controllers and others. Exchanging large volumes of raw data can be resource intensive and can carry security risks. A decentralised approach can help, as no organisation should exchange and store any more data than is necessary. . How might shared objectives be better enabled by ‘frictionless’ information sharing?

IoFT members have recently produced a report for the Food Standards Agency that puts forward a solution: the Trust Framework for data exchange.

The objectives for this webinar is to introduce and discuss the proposed framework, exchanging insights on what permissioned data exchange mechanisms can and should seek to achieve, from the diverse perspectives that encompass our food system. Discussion will seek to unpack the key principles of interoperability, governance and operations.

Date: 14th June 2021

Time: 10:00 - 12:00


  • Welcome and introduction: Prof Simon Pearson (University of Lincoln)
  • The Trusted Bytes project (Innovate UK) addressing challenges in the Fresh Produce sector
  • Short introductions from the panellists
  • Facilitated panel discussion:
    • perspectives from the panelists
    • facilitated discussion
    • questions from the attendees
  • Food Standards Agency (FSA) perspective on ambitions for the future:
  • Wrap-up and next steps


  • To register, please contact Jill Duarte: