Jenny Morris

Head of The Institute of Food Safety Integrity & Protection (TiFSiP), Jenny Morris, tells us more about the new membership organisation she heads up and managing food safety for the London 2012 Olympic Games…

Collaboration to find future food scientists

As part of an investment programme in its microbiology department, Eurofins Food Testing UK has launched a new two-year scheme for microbiology undergraduates at the University of Wolverhampton, designed to develop food scientists of the future. A joint partnership between Eurofins’ HR, the company’s microbiology and quality teams and the university, this scheme will see […]

Improved control of foodborne Clostridium

The control points that are critical to prevent foodborne outbreaks by Clostridium perfringens differ between two main groups of this bacterium. This is the outcome of recent research carried out by Yinghua Xiao at NIZO food research. C. perfringensisolates from foods were analysed using a functional genomics approach and their growth potential was assessed in […]


IFST President awarded OBE

IFST president Professor Margaret Patterson has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for Services to the Agri-Food Industry, especially relating to food safety and quality. On hearing of the award, Patterson said she was “totally surprised but absolutely delighted” to be given this honour. She is […]


The nutritional content of tea

Food and drink scientists from Queen Margaret University (QMU) have partnered a UK based artisan tea company to offer consumers more information about the contents of their tea cup. eteaket, a loose leaf speciality tea company, aimed to expand its range of speciality teas for the UK and overseas market and to provide customers with […]


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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