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Upcoming Events

September 2014

Energy savings opportunity scheme: switching on to savings

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.

October 2014

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

Location:Heritage Motor Centre - Gaydon, Warwickshire - United Kingdom
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.

November 2014

Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards

Location:Park Lane Hilton - London - United Kingdom
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 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?