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Plan to tackle skills shortage

Chef Jamie Oliver is backing FoodStart, an online system designed to help students get work placements with food and drink companies. The free service, created by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), aims to address the serious skills shortage facing the industry. By 2020, it’s predicted that the UK food and drink industry […]

Safe and sound

The September issue of Food & Drink Technology is due to hit desks this week and as we have super-sized the issue this month, I apologise if it makes a dent in your desk when it lands! The first of some major shows coming up throughout autumn are upon us, so we’ve included comprehensive previews […]

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Campden BRI expands chemistry department

Campden BRI has opened a new, purpose-built laboratory at its Chipping Campden site. The new lab brings together all of Campden BRI’s food composition activities, which includes the company’s food specification team, food composition group and metals laboratory. The laboratory is UKAS accredited for more than 30 different tests, including meat and fish content, all […]

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Hygienic design workshops from TOPbv

Technical service provider, TOPbv from the Netherlands is set to organise workshops on hygienic design later this year. Food scandals lead to decreasing consumer confidence, so good quality assurance management and proper hygienic design are crucial. Combining knowledge of microbiology, food technology and engineering is necessary for hygienic design. TOPbv has this knowledge and is going to organise […]

New microbiological process hall at Campden BRI

A newly commissioned microbiology process hall at Campden BRI will help in the development of its well established microbiology evaluation and process validation services. Joy Gaze, Deputy Head of Campden BRI’s large microbiology department comments, “This is a major development for us. In particular, it provides us with a larger area dedicated to the microbiological […]


New head of brewing services at Campden BRI

Leading food and drink research company Campden BRI has appointed Chris Smart to lead its Brewing Services department. Chris will be responsible for driving the development of Campden BRI services in operational support for the alcoholic beverages industry. In his new position, Chris will manage the sensory, microbiology, environmental and new product development teams at […]

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Hygiene Expert Joins SOFHT As Technical Director

Dr Karen Middleton-Gell, Processed Food Sector Specialist at Diversey Sealed Air who was appointed to the Board of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT) has taken on the portfolio of Technical Director. Karen’s role will be to support the other SOFHT Directors on technical advice in order to help share best practice across […]


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