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November 2014

Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards

20-Nov-2014
Location:Park Lane Hilton - London - United Kingdom
Type:Award
The Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards reward firms that have displayed progress and achievements through their manufacturing processes over the past year. They honour the best companies in 11 categories. Awards will also be made for Company of the Year, Judges’ Special Award and Personality of the Year. New this year is the Young Talent of the Year award, celebrating the sector’s new entrants. Winners will be announced at a black tie awards ceremony.

October 2014

PPMA Show

30-Sep-2014 to 02-Oct-2014
Location:NEC - Birmingham - United Kingdom
Type:Online conference & expo
This event, organised by the Processing & Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA), will showcase the latest technology from machinery, industrial robot and automation technology to the latest machine vision solutions. Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon will give her view on the UK’s leading retailers. The PPMA Group Industry Awards will also take place, with the winners of 13 award categories being announced during an awards dinner.

Design of Experiments

30-Sep-2014 to 03-Oct-2014
Location:Reading - United Kingdom
Type:Event
A three-day course for all those carrying out experiments within research or production, with the option of attending a fourth day incorporating designs using analysis of variance.

Food Safety conference: Safe and legal food in a changing world

15-Oct-2014
Location:Heritage Motor Centre - Gaydon, Warwickshire - United Kingdom
Type:Conference
Food Manufacture's one-day food safety conference - ‘Safe and legal food in a changing world' - will look at emerging food safety issues and the changing regulatory environment. It will offer advice to food and drink companies on how they can avoid falling foul of major food safety incidents that can prove very costly and damaging to company reputations.The day will be divided into four sessions: Tomorrow's food safety risks; Managing the supply chain; Keeping food safe; and Novel processes and packaging.

Claim cubstantiation - how to design and analyse trials to support product claims

21-Oct-2014 to 22-Oct-2014
Location:Reading - United Kingdom
Type:Event
This two-day practical and interactive course will show attendees how to design trials and carry out analysis so there is no comeback from regulatory bodies, advertising authorities or competitors.  Trainers include Joyce Ryan, an expert on claim substantiation and a consumer specialist in toiletries and cosmetics, and Chris Gummer, a consultant to Clearcast, the TV industry body for clearing advertising claims.

Implementing the UK Agricultural Technologies Strategy: investment, innovation and competitiveness

23-Oct-2014
Location:Westminster - London - United Kingdom
Type:Event
This seminar will discuss the next steps for the development of UK agricultural technology, and for implementing the government’s key priorities of supporting new technologies, building a stronger skills base, and providing strong leadership to the sector. Senior advisor for biotechnology at the US State Department Jack Bobo will speak on the day.

September 2014

A right way to handle your next EHO visit?

11-Sep-2014
Location:Middleton - Staffordshire - United Kingdom
Type:Event
This one day course, organised by the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (Sofht), aims to equip attendees with the steps to handle any enforcement officer visit, with invaluable guidelines covering the right way to conduct an inspection and interview, as well best practice. Delegates will be able to observe actual interviews under PACE caution and learn how to avoid the pitfalls arising from an investigation.

Statistical Process Control

16-Sep-2014 to 17-Sep-2014
Location:Droitwich Spa - United Kingdom
Type:Event
This two-day course is aimed at those working in the food and beverage industries that operate complex processes and need to assess and improve the quality of their product.  The course starts at an introductory level, before proceeding to the application of statistics within process control.

Energy savings opportunity scheme: switching on to savings

18-Sep-2014
Location:Online
Type:Online conference
This free access, one-hour webinar will arm delegates with the information they need to comply with the mandatory energy efficiency assessments, required as part of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).During the online seminar – which will be broadcast at on Thursday September 18 at 11.00 GMT – four speakers will update the audience on the opportunities and challenges presented by the new legislation.

PPMA Show

30-Sep-2014 to 02-Oct-2014
Location:NEC - Birmingham - United Kingdom
Type:Online conference & expo
This event, organised by the Processing & Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA), will showcase the latest technology from machinery, industrial robot and automation technology to the latest machine vision solutions. Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon will give her view on the UK’s leading retailers. The PPMA Group Industry Awards will also take place, with the winners of 13 award categories being announced during an awards dinner.

Design of Experiments

30-Sep-2014 to 03-Oct-2014
Location:Reading - United Kingdom
Type:Event
A three-day course for all those carrying out experiments within research or production, with the option of attending a fourth day incorporating designs using analysis of variance.

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October 2013

Food Manufacture food safety conference:‘What have we learnt from recent crises?’

17-Oct-2013
Location:National Motorcycle Museum, Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull, West Midlands B92 0EJ - West Midlands - United Kingdom
Type:Conference
Britain’s processed food sector has come under much flak this year from the ‘horsegate’ scandal. While, food safety concerns were initially raised about possible exposure to the veterinary drug phenylbutazone, the contamination of horsemeat in products such as beef burgers and ready meals, did not actually present a big food safety risk.However, it did highlight serious instances of adulteration and mislabelling, plus failures in ingredient traceability and provenance – and fraudulent practices – which have direct relevance to the contamination of foodstuffs with chemicals and other pathogens that do present a significant risk to consumer health. How do we minimise the chances of another sudan 1 dye or melamine in milk contamination incident – or even a large E.coli O157 outbreak?