SOFHTSociety of Food Hygiene Technology (United Kingdom)
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From the introduction of the Food Safety Act in 1990, BSE in 1991, E-coli outbreak in Scotland in 1996, then again in salads in 2011 through to horse meat in 2013 and Campylobacter in 2014, SOFHT has provided technical expertise to its members, news and support about food safety issues, training and events as well as awards that recognise best practice and networking opportunities.
On her appointment to SOFHT, Karen Middleton-Gell said: "Working with food manufacturers on a daily basis, I see first-hand the importance of the support and advice on hygiene good practice offered by SOFHT.
SOFHT also recognised RSSL's wider support for the food industry by short listing the company in the category of Company of the Year with more than 100 employees.
On winning the first ever SOFHT Student Award, Daniel said: "It is fantastic to win.
This is one of many new initiatives that SOF1 IT has launched recently to support young people, such as abolishing student rates and introducing the new SOFHT Student Award.
Catherine Watkinson, Chair at SOFHT is delighted that Meadow Foods has joined: "SOFHT wants to encourage a broad spectrum of technical managers representing one organisation, in order to drive best practice among business and the food industry as a whole.
The new SOFHT Legislation Forums are member-only events but with individual membership costing as little as [pounds sterling]55 and SOFHT's new 'High 5' membership package entitling five technical managers to join for just [pounds sterling]295, the events offer an inexpensive training option.
The package which is open to all technical team players--Hygiene Managers, QC Managers, Food Technologists, Laboratory Managers and Quality Auditors--includes free delegate places at events, discounts for Training Academy Courses & Breakfast Clubs, entitlement to use MSOFHT designation and ability to sit on the SOFHT Hygiene in Focus Working Group and the Technical Forum/Working Party Group.
SOFHT is looking for one winner--who will receive an internship with a SOFHT member company as well as a cash prize as well as second and third prize winners who will receive a cash prize.
Mary Clarke, CEO of Cognisco says, "We are delighted that Insight has won 'best product' at this year's prestigious SOFHT awards.
It also builds on NSF's win last year of the SOFHT 'Best Company' Award (>100 employees).
The award was announced last November at a gala luncheon in London, hosted by SOFHT.