SOFHT Summer Lecture & AGM

1 Day Events
06 Jul


Food Safety (Past, Present, Future)

The Society’s Board of Directors are delighted to host this industry leading lecture from Alec Kyriakides, Food Safety Consultant (Former Sainsbury’s Head of Quality, Safety & Supplier Performance).

This year’s event will also host a SOFHT Members Technical Briefing and the Annual General Meeting for the Society. There will be a great opportunity to network before and after the lecture, with the supporting exhibition showcasing our Supporting Company Members products and services, as well as other invited exhibitors.

Alec Kyriakides food safety consultantAlec Kyriakides is a food safety consultant with over 35 years experience in the industry.
Over his 28 years with the retailer Sainsbury’s, Alec managed safety, quality, supplier performance, technical training, serious incidents, customer complaints, analytical assurance and the in-house accredited laboratory. Prior to Sainsbury’s, he worked in food manufacturing including the dairy and brewing industries. He is the co-author of books on the practical control of food borne pathogens including Salmonella, Listeria, C. botulinum, Campylobacter and E. coli. Alec has sat on a number of influential industry and government committees and is currently a Non Executive Board Director of CampdenBRI, a Trustee of the IFST, a Member of the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food and a Visiting Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast.


10:30 – 11:00  -  Registration, exhibition & coffee
11:00 – 12:00  -  Lecture & Q&A
12:00 – 13:30  -  Networking, exhibition and buffet lunch
13:30 – 14:30  -  SOFHT Technical Briefing
14:30 – 15:00  -  SOFHT 2021 AGM
15:00 onwards  -  There will be an opportunity for members and guests to tour the National Memorial Arboretum.

Located on the edge of the National Forest in Staffordshire, in the heart of the country, the Arboretum provides a unique difference; its meaning, its national significance and its stunning landscape.


Member  -  £65 + VAT
Non Member  -  £99 + VAT
Student  -  £25 + VAT

Summer lecture kindly sponsored by Diversey


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