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Upcoming Events

February 2015

Packaging innovations

26-Feb-2015 to 27-Feb-2015
Location:NEC - BIRMINGHAM - United Kingdom
Now in its tenth year, this exhibition showcases the latest products and developments in packaging materials and concepts. This two-day event encompasses the Ecopak, Contract Pack, Packtech, Print Innovations, Labelling Innovations and Converting Innovations shows. Seminars will include representatives from Tesco, Campden BRI, Iceland Foods, DHL Supply Chain, Mintel and Marks & Spencer.  Topics discussed during these sessions will include innovation, collaboration, trends, efficiency, challenges, design, retail space, consumers, supply chain, waste and recycling.

March 2015

Global food technology and innovation summit

02-Mar-2015 to 03-Mar-2015
Location:St Paul's - London
This event will focus on the latest research, development and innovation in the food and drink sector. Chaired by Quorn Foods’ director of research and development, Dr Tom Finnigan, the two-day conference will include presentations from Nestlé, Diageo, Waitrose, Iglo Group, Kerry Group, 2 Sisters Food Group and Kellogg.

The Groceries Code and integrity in the food supply chain

Location:Westminster - London
An opportunity to consider the progress and priorities for the Groceries Code Adjudicator and the next steps to ensure integrity and assurance in the food chain will be provided in this seminar. It will discuss the work of the Groceries Code Adjudicator and future priorities in moving towards a fairer food supply chain. It will also address the impact of the final report of the Elliott review into ensuring integrity and assurance of food supply networks and priorities for the Food Standards Agency.

Salmonella – the persistent pathogen

Location:Chipping - Campden
This seminar will discuss the latest knowledge, testing and controlling mechanisms to prevent food poisoning from the bacterium salmonella. Key topics discussed will include the inactivation of salmonella by gas plasma treatment, epidemics and outbreaks in the UK, and rapid and conventional control methods. The event includes an exclusive recorded Skype interview with Edwina Currie about the salmonella in eggs controversy in 1988. 

Caveat Emptor – Beware of Food Fraud!

Location:Leatherhead - Surrey
This event – co-hosted by the Food & Drink Federation (FDF) and Leatherhead Food Research – will provide a five-step guide to protect your business from food fraud. It will highlight the due diligence checks you should take to ensure product integrity, quality and safety,  fraud prevention, adulteration and substitution. Other topics will include horizon scanning, threat and temptation analysis and emerging issues. Speakers will include the FDF’s Barbara Gallani and Leatherhead’s Prof essor Tony Hines.

April 2015

Innovation in soft and alcoholic drinks

Location:Chipping - Campden
During this seminar, drinks firms will learn how to stay ahead of the competition in an environment where they face changing public health policies and consumer demand. It will present the latest information on current issues relating to the development of soft and low-alcohol drinks, including market trends; processing and packaging; microbiological stability; legislation; and public health issues. Speakers will include representatives from Campden BRI, SAB Miller and the SHS Group.