IFST Eastern Branch & UK:IE EHEDG Conference: 'Hygienic design in food processing environments'

Organised by IFST Eastern Branch & UK:IE EHEDG Regional Section

Join this Hygiene Conference that aims to raise awareness of:
1) The legal and global food safety standard requirements for hygienic design in food processing
2) The cost and food safety/quality benefits associated with hygienic design
4) To foster cross-fertilisation of ideas and approaches between the different disciplines and encourage best practice.

The organisers have brought together a range of experts who will provide up to date information on new and best practice hygienic design for the production environment. The conference will give attendees an overview on the latest thinking on hygienic design and the important role it plays in the production of safe food.


09:00  Arrival and Registration - Teas and coffees
Welcome and Introduction
Morning Session - Hygienic Design and the EHEDG
What is Hygienic Design and Why is it Important? 
Eric Partington, Chair EHEDG UK:IE
Who are EHEDG and what can they do for me?
Coffee Break and Trade Exhibition
EHEDG Guidance documents and working groups 
EHEDG Testing, certification and training 
Roland Cocker, EHEDG Trainer
Hygienic design of food production premises
Professor John Holah, EHEDG UK:IE
Lunch and Trade Exhibition
Afternoon Session - Hygienic Design Principles and Practice
Welcome back
Hygienic design from the food manufacturers perspective 1
Daniel Carrigan, Group Auditor, Samworth Bros
Hygienic design from the food manufacturers perspective 2
Campbell Mitchell, Regional Quality, Food Safety, Health & Safety, and Environment (QSHE) Director, Kerry Foods
Coffee Break and Trade Exhibition
Hygienic design considerations of robotic systems in the food industry 
Andrea Paoli, Principal Lecturer (Food Robotics and Process Automation), NCFM 
Demonstration of the latest food industry robotic systems
Andrea Paoli, Principal Lecturer (Food Robotics and Process Automation), NCFM 
Questions, discussions, thank you and goodbye
Conference close

Programme is subject to change.

Who should attend? All food professionals responsible for producing safe food; retail and food industry Directors and Managers, Local Authority Environmental Health Officers, Factory Managers, Quality Assurance Managers, Microbiologists, Food Hygiene Specialists, Food Consultants, Quality and Hygiene Auditors, Hygiene Managers. The Conference is not just for food professionals but is an excellent learning opportunity for students undertaking food courses in Universities and Colleges.

Registration: Early Bird Rate closes Friday 30 August 2019.

Conference Supporters

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following for supporting the conference:

  • - IFST
  • - Food Processing
  • - University of Lincoln
  • - EHEDG

Conference Sponsors

  • - 3M
  • - ACO
  • - Freudenberg
  • - Sika
  • - SMC
  • - Vikan

Check IFST policies section for information about cancellations and amendments.