Food Integrity Global 2024


The Steigenberger Airport Hotel Amsterdam

10th - 11th September

Roberto Buttini

Roberto Buttini

Vice President Global Quality, Food Safety and R&D Strategy


Barilla logo (blue)

Roberto is currently holding two positions at Barilla, Vice President Global Quality & Food Safety and R&D Strategy.

His career with Barilla started more than 30 years ago, with several assignments in Product Development, Process Development, Research, Innovation, Quality and Food safety, with increased leadership responsibilities.

Prior to his current role, he was Vice President Product Development and Global Center of Expertise Bakery for Barilla, where he successfully completed projects on product portfolio innovation, renovation and productivity.

Before joining Product Development, Roberto has held the position of Research Development and Quality Director at Kamps/Lieken, part of Barilla Group, in Germany and Netherlands, supporting the company turnaround.

Panel Discussion

9.30 – 10.15 am

Emerging Food Safety Threats

This expert panel reveals the most concerning food safety threats they see coming over the horizon in 2025 and beyond. Our Panel will explore potential challenges and emerging risks posed by global environmental changes, biotechnology advancements, and shifts in consumer behaviours. The debate will delve into how these factors might influence food contamination, disease outbreaks, and supply chain vulnerabilities. Panellists will also examine the readiness of current food safety systems to adapt and respond to these future threats, offering insights into proactive strategies and innovations required to safeguard food integrity in the years to come. 

Roberto Buttini with blue Barilla logo
Roberto Buttini

Vice President Global Quality & Food Safety, Barilla

Sarah Jeromson with Walmart logo
Sarah Jeromson

Senior Manager Food Safety and Quality, Walmart

Adeniyi Odugbemi

Global Director of Food Safety, ADM


Meet the Experts