F&HN Brief – February 2005
Welcome to Cadbury Schweppes who have joined the following
clusters: Barriers, Food and Nutrition, Predictive Microbiology
and Risk Analysis, Quality throughout Shelf-Life and Allergy.
Dairy Industry conference"Innovation through Innovation"
- Cambridge, 1-2 March 2005
This conference may be of interest to F&HN Members,
it is a conference which forms part of The First IDF Dairy
Science and Technology Week, organised by UK Dairy and International
Dairy Federation. This is 4-day conference beginning on
28 February, for more information click on:
Barriers Cluster Meeting - 8 March 2005
Proposed Topic : “Moisture Migration in Complex Foods;
and Potential Novel Barriers”. Programme will be available
shortly, if you are interested in attending this meeting,
please contact Lesley
PRIMA Cluster Meeting - 9 March 2005
Programme to be confirmed, if you are interested in finding
out more, please e-mail Lesley
Allergy Cluster Meeting - 17 March 2005
Proposed Topic : "Managing Allergens in Food".
Programme will be available shortly, if you are interested
in attending this meeting please e-mail Lesley
Genomics and the Food Chain: A Showcase for
Wednesday 23 March 2005, Wellcome Trust Conference
Centre, Hinxton, Cambridge
One-day event aimed at industrialists who wish to gain an
understanding of the exciting new possibilities and developments
opened up by the application of genomics to the food chain
(from producers to consumers, via processors and retailers).
A series of presentations from leading researchers and practitioners
will showcase work funded by the Research Councils, speakers
will highlight the relevance and implications of their work
to industry, with networking opportunities and the chance
to participate in a tour of the Sanger Institute genome sequencing
Places are free but delegates will be responsible for their
own travel costs.
For more information visit: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/events/23_mar_genomics_and_foodchain.html
Launch of F&HN Direct
A team of IFR Scientists recently visited a
Cluster Member Company as part of a new F&HN activity
we are calling F&HN Direct. Unlike previous F&HN cluster
activities the meeting was deliberately 1:1 which gave much
more scope for confidential discussions. The IFR team also
aimed to LISTEN much more than it spoke. This gave the member
company the opportunity to share information about its future
direction, key goals, aspirations and research requirements.
By improving our understanding of your businesses we hope
to find new ways to collaborate to mutual advantage.
We hope to repeat this new style F&HN meeting
with as many F&HN companies as wish to participate. If
you are interested in participating in a similar activity,
please contact Lesley
Towards Personalised Nutrition – a new F&HN
IFR, with IP Pragmatics, has just been funded
by the East of England Development Agency to establish the
NutGen Cluster – a cross-disciplinary network enabling life
sciences, food and public health sectors in the region to
take advantage of the advances in nutritional genomics, with
the first meeting anticipated to take place March or early
April 2005, date as yet to be confirmed.
If you’re interested in joining please get in
touch with Siân Astley in IFR Communications office
– e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Siân is the Communications Manager for NuGo – the new
Network of Excellence on nutrigenomics, funded by the EU,
for which IFR is managing communications).
Traffic Light Labelling - Nutrient Profiling
On 1 February, IFR hosted a confidential discussion by a
number of food industry colleagues on the subject of Nutrient
Profiling and the proposed Traffic Light System under discussion
at the FSA. The consensus of the discussion day to be Feedback
to the FSA prior to the deadline of 25 February 2005.
The next 'Brief'' due May 2005