Technical Visit to Wilkin & Sons jam factory and fruit farm

IFST MEMBERS ONLY EVENT 

Organised by IFST's Eastern Branch

This visit will include a tour of the Visit to Wilkin & Sons jam factory and fruit farm, welcoming anyone interested in the production of jams, preserves, honeys and marmalades will find this visit of interest whether working in the industry, quality control, regulatory, consultancy or academia. The visit typically starts with a walk through the production areas from fruit preparation to packing and is followed, weather permitting, by a tour of the adjacent fruit fields where produce is often available to taste directly from the plant!

What participants will learn about: The end-to-end manufacturing of jams and preserves including the application of science and technology to a factory scale process. From the quality control of incoming fruit through boiling to packing and the various checks that are required to ensure a consistent quality product leaves the factory from every batch. 
During the farm tour, weather permitting, a variety of techniques for growing soft fruit in a commercial setting are available for inspection.

Who should attend: Students, educators, anyone interested in the production of jams, preserves, honeys and marmalades.

Cost: This is a free event. 

Important Information: No refreshments during the visit but the world famous Tiptree Tea Rooms are located right next door to the factory and open to the public, free parking on site.
Underfoot can be wet in the factory and around the fruit farm we shall be walking directly on the soil, weather permitting. Sensible footwear is recommended.

Please note: Limited places are available and if you will not be able to attend the event please inform us via events@ifst.org.