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Upcoming Events

February 2016

Allergens – getting it right first time, every time

Location:Middleton - Staffordshire
This one-day conference and exhibition will bring together some of the leading experts in the field of allergens and provide an insight into how to improve allergen labelling and reduce mis-labelling and costly recalls. Organised by the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT), it will also provide an understanding of the entire food chain and information on how to give consumers confidence that products are safe. Speakers will include: Allergy Action’s Hazel Gowland and principal trading standards officer for Salford City Council Caroline Clark.

City Food Lecture

Location:Guildhall - London
This annual invitation only event features a keynote address from a leading industry figure on a topic they see as being most important in shaping the way food is produced, distributed, marketed, sold and consumed.This year’s keynote speaker will be Christophe Jouan, chief executive of The Future Foundation, with a lecture entitled: ‘What, When and How will we be eating in 2025?’The address promises to provide cutting edge insight into future food trends and, it is hoped, will be a catalyst for significant debate across the industry.Other speakers include former star of the BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’, Margaret Mountford, who will chair a panel discussion featuring Judith Batchelar, director of brands at Sainsbury, Chris Elliot, a Professor of food safety at the University of Belfast and food writer and futurologist, Lyndon Gee.The Lord Mayor of London is also set to be in attendance and will provide a welcome address.

March 2016

Next steps for policy on obesity – latest on prevention initiatives and the childhood obesity strategy

Location:Westminster - London - United Kingdom
Key players from the food and drink industry, health, education, local government and policy makers will unite to discuss the next steps needed to tackle obesity and prevent the epidemic among children. They will discuss policy surrounding the nutritional content of food and the government’s upcoming childhood obesity strategy.

New Frontiers in Food and Drink

Location:etc.venues, St Pauls - London
Innovation in food and drink will be the focus of a one-day conference on March 17, staged by the Food Manufacture Group.Speakers will include Graze’s supply chain director Tom Carroll, Food Innovation Solutions’ director and innovator Stefan Cosser and 3D food printing expert Michael Petch.For more information, including how to book, visit the event website or email .

November 2016

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Location:The Hilton Park Lane, London - London
The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards is taking place at The Hilton Park Lane, London on Wednesday 2nd November 2016These awards differ from other industry awards in that they recognise the manufacturing achievements rather than end products.The Awards assess companies' progress across a range of criteria including new product development, category management, quality assurance, and process innovation.