Visit to Omega Ingredients followed by Visit to Alliance Technical Laboratories

Free. IFST members and one guest
Thursday, 18 October, 2018 - 10:30 to 16:00
Omega Ingredients, Cygnus House, Orion Court, Great Blakenham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 0RL

Organised by IFST Eastern Branch

IFSTs Eastern Branch has organised two free technical visits in one day suited to IFST members and other professionals in the region who are interested in flavours, ingredients and new product development.

Programme for the day:

Technical Visit to Omega Ingredients

10:30 Arrival - teas and coffees

10.45-12:30 Technical Visit Omega Ingredients - A tour of production facilities and product development

This visit is aimed at any food and drink or other professional interested in flavours and ingredients and will include an introduction to Omega Ingredients and the flavouring industry. How are flavours made, what goes in to flavours? Quality Control including the use of GCMS and organoleptic analysis with visitor participation and short demonstrations.

Venue: Omega Ingredients Ltd, Cygnus House, Orion Court, Great Blakenham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 0RL

Travel information: If travelling by car, car pool if possible. Parking on site is very limited, we cannot guarantee specific parking spaces available but there spaces available around the business estate if required.

Ipswich is the closet railway station, taxi required from the station – Omega is 8 miles from Ipswich station.

The second part of the day will include another visit. The venues are relatively close to eachother arround 10-15 min drive.

Visit to Alliance Technical Laboratories

13:00 - 14:00 Light Lunch & refreshments

14:00 - 16:00 Tour of Alliance Technical Laboratories

Speakers: Richard Page, Quality Manager/Managing Director and Andrew Shead, Quality Manager/Head of Chemistry

This visit is aimed at food scientists, food industry and other professionals in the Eastern region, technical and quality staff involved in the submission of samples for analysis by lab service providers. The site houses a microbiology lab, UKAS-accredited and M&S ISA and DEFRA approved, and chemistry lab. Main activities are Food, Compost & Digestate, Animal Feed, Water and Effluents Testing.

Venue: Alliance Technical Laboratories, Gateway House, Ipswich Road, Needham Market, Suffolk IP6 8EL. 

Travel Information: Heading NW from Gt Blakenham, Alliance Technical are located just off the B1113 Ipswich Road behind a recently-constructed housing estate. For those using Satnav, the IP6 8EL postcode should get you there without any problems. Limited on-site parking is available. The closest railway station is Needham Market (3 minutes by taxi or 14-minute walk).

Please note this event includes visits to both companies and light lunch will be provided for the attendees.

Check IFST policies section for information about cancelations and amendments.