May 2005 

F&HN Brief – May 2005

Forthcoming Meetings

For more information on F&HN events see the events section of the website or contact Lesley Swift

Knowledge Sharing Day 5 July 2005

Following on from last year’s popular event, we will be holding another Knowledge-Sharing Day to allow IFR and industry members to review activity and address future challenges. Siân Astley will launch the new Nutrigenomics Cluster and the event will be preceeded by a Dinner on the evening
of 4 July. Programme details To reserve your place contact Lesley Swift

Barriers Cluster Meeting – 16 May 2005

The Cluster will discuss “Moisture Barriers” at a meeting hosted by CCFRA.
Programme details To reserve your place contact Lesley Swift

Allergy Cluster Meeting – 12 July 2005

“Managing Allergens in Food”. For further details please contact Lesley Swift

From Nutrigenomics to Personalised Nutrition: 3rd International Nutrigenomics Conference

The European Nutrigenomics Organisation (NuGO) is hosting a conference on Personalised Nutrition, the first with time dedicated to both the science and societal issues, on 2nd-4th November 2005 in Palma de Mallorca.

Recent News

Food Allergens Database

The first release of the new food allergens database is now online at: The database contains searchable technical information about plant food allergens. It has been developed by members of the EU-funded InformAll project (, co-ordinated by IFR. The database provides a free-access, credible source of information on allergenic food materials of plant origin.

Version 2 will be available by the end of 2005. It will also include technical information on allergenic foods from animals (such as egg, milk etc.). In addition there will be summaries about each food suitable for a non-technical readership.

Science + Innovation

This new quarterly publication from IFR provides an overview of our leading science stories, knowledge transfer and innovation activities. Science + Innovation is available online at: and replaces IFR News. To receive regular print or electronic copy, contact Dawn Barrett

The next issue due August 2005

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