SOFHT Focus

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 admin@sofht.co.uk.  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 86 2018

NEW Electronic Version SOFHT Focus Issue 86 2018 – Click here to download

Welcome to the Summer edition of SOFHT Focus, and what a busy summer it has been so far! With records being broken on summer temperatures (and at the football), shortages in CO2 and listeria recalls on frozen veg to name but a few  challenges.

July saw our second Summer Soirée on a glorious sunny day, thanks to the great exhibitors, attendees and to our speaker Helen Munday for a very interesting talk posing the question “do we take for granted that food is safe?”

SOFHT-Focus-Summer-2018---Issue-86We held our AGM on the 20th June where we thanked Ian for his contributions as outgoing Chairman and are delighted to congratulate Fiona Kibby on her role as the new Chairman. Sadly we said goodbye to Karen Middleton-Gell who has made a great contribution to the SOFHT board over the past few years as our Technical Director.

In this Edition we have some thought provoking articles on culture, regulating our future, food fraud and the results of a new survey highlighting the lack of priority food safety risks are given in many food businesses. Ian Thomas has again provided us with a useful regulatory round up.

Thank you to all of these authors for their contributions and to Rick Pendrous who has given great support liaising with the authors to provide these insightful articles for this edition. If you would like to contribute to a future Focus edition please do contact either myself or Rick.

Dianne Waite,
Editor SOFHT Focus


Past Editions

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