Using Biocides To Maintain Food Safety

1 Day Events
14 Jul

Conference & Exhibition.

The Society of Food Hygiene Technology presents the first national conference on the rapidly changing use of biocides and disinfectants in the food, dairy and beverage industries bringing together all stakeholders including regulators, formulators and users. Disinfectants are a vital component of any hygiene regime whether co

mmercial, domestic or industrial food/drink processing and help to not only control the proliferation of pathogenic bacteria but also maintain shelf-life through the control of spoilage bacteria thereby minimising food waste. Recent legislative changes have imposed Maximum Residual Levels (MRL’s) for the most commonly used class of food industry disinfectants (Quaternary Ammonium Compounds) which has required our industry to consider how and where disinfectants are used. Further work is underway across the EU to set MRL’s for other biocides which come into contact with food with a control on Chlorate being the next biocide likely to be affected – of particular concern to the vegetable/fruit washing and dairy industries. This legislation is enforced in the UK by the Health & Safety Executive

and has been made under pesticide regulations (396/2005 (as amended)) and is being applied to both commodity food and any complex food assembled from those commodities – for example sandwiches and ready meals. With this conference The Society aims to bring together all those involved in the formulation, use and regulation of disinfectants along with the research organisations developing and evaluating new and emerging technologies that can be applied in this field.


08:45 – 09:30 Registration, Coffee and Exhibition


09:30 – 10:00 Legislation Relevant to  Disinfectant Use and How We Got Here- TBC 10:00 – 10:30 The View from the Industry – Alan Botham, CFA Chair 10:30 – 10:45 Panel Q&A 10:45 – 11:15 Coffee & Exhibition 11:15 – 11:45 Chemical Disinfection – Peter Littleton, Klenzan 11:45 – 12:15 Physical Methods of Disinfection – Danny Bayliss, Campden BRI 12:15 – 12:45 The Increasing Use of Permanent Antimicrobial Surfaces – Lesley Taylor, Addmaster 12:45 – 13:00 Panel Q&A

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch & Exhibition


14:00 – 14:30 Emerging Methods and Innovation in Disinfection – Tara Jones, Byotrol 14:30 – 15:00 Testing and Assessment of Disinfectant Residues – Dr Sadat Nawaz, FERA Science Ltd 15:00 – 15:15 Panel Q&A 15:15 Conference Close TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE COMPLETE THIS ORDER FORM AND EITHER: Post: The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology, The Granary, Middleton House Farm, Tamworth Road, Middleton, Staffordshire B78 2BD Fax: 01827 875 800, Email: OR Phone: 01827 872 500 Please click here to download flyer and booking form