SOFHT’s in house magazine contains news and features about any issues affecting the membership such as regulation, legislation, the latest consumer food safety concerns and how to prepare your business for change.

Available in hard copy and ezine, there are also a number of updates on the activities of the society, including the Annual Luncheon in November.

As a voluntary society run by individuals working within the food industry, SOFHT invites comment and input in the magazine so please email your thoughts to  SOFHT Focus is also a valuable marketing tool which members can make use of through submitting articles, advertising and other promotions.

Media Pack for SOFHT Focus 2018

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SOFHT Focus Issue 85 2018

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Welcome to the Spring 18 Edition of SOFHT Focus. It is hard to believe we are already into April and yet so much has happened this year in our world of food safety.

In this edition we have a couple of insightful articles looking at how we can better manage food safety and integrity in the future. Thank you to Rob Chester, Managing Director of NSF International for sharing his thoughts on the role of technology and thank you to Paul Marples, CEO Authenticate for his article on Blockchain.

We have a busy programme of events planned for this year, which we trust you will find informative and provide plenty of networking opportunities. We look forward to seeing you at these.

Peter Littleton has kindly provided a summary of the hugely successful ‘Back to Basics’ conference held at the Ricoh arena in February in partnership with Highfield.

This Summer (July 12th) your society board directors will be hosting our second Summer Soiree, building on the success of our first soiree last year this event will be at the lovely venue of Coombe Abbey and we are delighted to welcome Andy Clarke as our speaker. He will be sharing his thoughts on the future of food and its packaging. Do come along and join us at what promises to be a great afternoon/ evening.

Finally we would love to hear your feedback on the SOFHT Focus Magazine and if you have any requests or interesting and topical articles you would like to share in a future focus edition please send these to the SOFHT office or directly to myself at

Dianne Waite,
Assistant Editor SOFHT Focus

Past Editions

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