May 2004 

Welcome to F&HN Brief. In this issue we report latest news from F&HN, the Clusters and from IFR.


Cross-Cluster Meeting - free of charge for ALL F&HN members - 23rd June at IFR
This event also launches our new, food allergy cluster. We hope you'll agree that the cross-cluster meeting, for ALL F&HN members, will help us develop our two-way dialogue, update you on what IFR is up to, encourage you to give us feedback on what more we can do for you, and allow us to better understand how to facilitate F&HN and maximise the benefits for you.

Outline programme:

09:30 Registration and coffee

10:15 Session 1 - F&HN update
Find out what all the clusters have been up to and what is planned for the future.

11:40 Coffee & networking

12:00 Session 2 - IFR update
IFR research spans food safety, nutrition and food materials. This session will

  • highlight areas of IFR science relevant to your business
  • give you the opportunity to debate industry research pressures

13:00 Lunch & Networking

14:00 Session 3 - Food Allergy - essential knowledge for the industry
Presentations will cover IFR research and proposed activities for the cluster. Discover why IFR are THE people to ask about food allergy.

15:00 Tea, networking and depart

Register your place now by email to

New members of the F&HN

We welcome the Potato Council, Kettle Foods and Hydroponic Herbs into membership. If you meet anyone from a company that you think would benefit from F&HN interaction please give them a leaflet or let us know so we can contact them.

New pricing structure for F&HN membership

  • If you contribute more than £10,000 of industry funding to IFR (direct 1:1 or via LINK or similar mechanisms) you are automatically eligible for advanced membership for the relevant year of F&HN activity
  • If you are an SME, discounted membership is available

For further information contact the team

News from IFR

  • Information for waste cluster members
    Outcomes of the TotalFood conference are posted on the F&HN website
  • New Director appointed
    Go to to read more about Professor David White
  • Latest science news from IFR
    Vegetables yield anti-cancer chemical at and
    Careless talk costs lives in food allergy
    Would it help if we sent you these news releases via immediate e-mail? If so, please let us know-
  • From the Governing Body
    Industry members of our Governing Body in particular, are looking forward to helping the F&HN develop. We had a meeting with them recently, and they are very supportive of our F&HN activity. They plan interaction via meetings such as the event on 23rd June, and have requested regular reports on the Network.

Contacts in Communications Group
Membership; event organisation
Dawn Barrett - - ddi 255328
Lesley Swift - - ddi 255082

Website; newsletters
Paul Pople - - ddi 255310
Andy Walker - - ddi 255159

Strategic issues
Catherine Reynolds - - ddi 255217
Jo Belsten - - ddi 255218

Food & Health Network
Institute of Food Research
Norwich Research Park
Norwich NR4 7UA, UK

Tel: +44 (0)1603 255000
Fax: +44 (0)1603 255168

Food & Health Network, IFR Enterprises Ltd, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich, NR4 7UA, UK
Email: Tel: +44 (0) 1603 255000 Fax: +44 (0) 1603 507723