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November 2013

Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2013

Location:The London Hilton, Park Lane - London - United Kingdom
The Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards, now in their 13th year, provide a benchmark for all those wishing to aspire to world class standards in food excellence. The awards differ from other industry awards in that they recognise the manufacturing achievements rather than end products.The 2013 winners will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony on Thursday 21 November at The London Hilton, Park Lane.Guests can enjoy a fantastic night of networking, entertainment and celebration as the 2013 winners are announced.

October 2013

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

Location:National Motorcycle Museum, Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull, West Midlands B92 0EJ - West Midlands - United Kingdom
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?