Connecting Hygiene with the Factory of the Future – Inter-connected Hygiene 5.0

1 Day Events
07 Sep


Kindly sponsored by Kersia

For the UK’s food industry it is certainly a time of change. From the difficulty in securing suitably qualified labour, to raw material supply and the return to face-to-face auditing, the second half of 2022 is shaping up to be diverse and challenging. 

In this conference the Society of Food Hygiene & Technology will be bringing together expertise from the worlds of hygiene automation, robotics, hygienic design and the crucial forthcoming BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety – Issue 9 to provide an incredibly varied, interesting, and practical approach to address some of these challenges.

With the content aimed squarely at the operational teams charged with delivering safe, wholesome product our intent is to provide engaging sessions of both information delivery, practical robotic demonstrations, and the chance to “ask the expert” in a relaxed, informal environment via our new “speed dating” concept.

We look forward to seeing you at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing in Holbeach for what promises to be another barnstorming event from SOFHT.


08:45 – 09:30Registration, coffee & exhibition
09:30 – 09:45 – Welcome by Conference Chair, Peter Littleton, SOFHT Training & Events Director
09:45 – 10:15 - Inter-connected hygiene 5.0 – mixing man & machine, Janet Bellamy, NCFM
10:25 – 10:55 – Group 1: Robotics demo, Main robotics lab. Group 2: The importance of end effectors, Robotics innovation room. Group 3: “Speed Dating – ask the experts”, Main lecture room.
11:00 – 11:30 Morning break & exhibition
11:30 – 12:00Group 1: The importance of end effectors, Robotics innovation room. Group 2: “Speed dating – ask the experts”, Main lecture room. Group 3: Robotics demo, Main robotics lab.
12:10 – 12:30Intelligent automation for hygiene maintenance in food production settings – update from March, Amie Owen, University of Lincoln
12:30 – 13:30Lunch & exhibition
13:30 – 14:00EHEDG & the importance of equipment design, Eric Partington, EHEDG UK:IE
14:10 – 14:40Group 1: “Speed dating – ask the experts”, Main lecture room. Group 2Robotics demo, Main robotics lab. Group 3: The importance of end effectors, Robotics innovation room.
14:50 – 15:30BRCGS Global Standard Food Safety Issue 9 – An evolution of food safety best practices, Richa Bedi-Navik, BRCGS
15:30 – 16.00Q&A panel session & roundup

Prices: £99 SOFHT Member | £145 Non-member | £35 Student member

Click here to download the official event booking form to reserve your place.