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Upcoming Events

September 2014


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
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.

October 2014

Food factories of the future

Location:Chipping Campden
This seminar will investigate how food factories might appear in the future and the current issues to be addressed to realise this vision. It will look at future processing methods and manufacturing efficiencies, as well as environmental sustainability and building design. It will address what changes factories will have to go through in order to meet the future demands of a growing population, not just in volume, but also in enhanced nutrition levels and longer shelf-life.

Food labelling & legislation

Location:Middleton - United Kingdom
This one-day course, organised by the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (Sofht), aims to provide an understanding of the complex new food information regulation requirements relating to food labelling. It is ideal for anyone new to the field or as a refresher for those dealing with labelling of products on a regular basis. The course will cover food labelling law, penalties for food labelling non-compliance, which elements are required to be present on a food label, compositional standards and an overview of product claims.

Food & fraud contamination

Location:Chipping Campden
This one-day event, sponsored by BUCHI UK Ltd & NIR-Online, will address topics including how to detect adulteration in food using vibrational spectroscopy, food fraud advances in meat and fish product  authenticity testing and supply chain risk.

Food and drink packaging innovation summit

Location:Bloomsbury - London - United Kingdom
Type:Online conference
This event, organised by the Food & Drink Innovation Network (FDIN), will address every stage of the process for adopting new food and drink packaging –  including strategy, new product development and launch. Other topics will include why the UK is lagging behind on innovation, the latest science and packaging tools, success stories and mistakes to avoid. Speakers on the day will include Pearlfisher and Datamonitor.

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

21-Oct-2014 to 22-Oct-2014
Location:Reading - United Kingdom
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

Location:Westminster - London - United Kingdom
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.

November 2014

Food fraud: advances in combating food and beverage crime

Location:NEC - Birmingham - United Kingdom
This seminar will focus on the latest developments in food authentication, particularly with respect to seafood, spirits, and plants. It will offer an increased awareness of potential food fraud issues and the advanced technologies that are helping to protect businesses and the consumer. As this seminar takes place at the same time as the Lab Innovations Expo, delegates are able to visit the exhibits and discover the latest technology available.

December 2014

Taste trends – ideas and inspiration for NPD

Location:Surrey - United Kingdom
Type:Online conference
This event aims to provide an insight into the upcoming trends in the food and drink industry. Speakers will discuss the latest consumer and market trends affecting food and drink, how history is shaping eating habits, what trends are on the horizon and whether functional foods and ingredients that claim nutrition and health can actually deliver on their promises. Speakers will include representatives from Leatherhead Food Research, Food Trends, Taste the Wild and Charlie Bigham’s.
03:43 pm 16 September 2014