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 or digital copy, there are also a number of updates on the activities of the society, including the Annual Lunch, Lecture & Awards 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.

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SOFHT-Focus-Issue-94-largeSOFHT Focus October Issue 94 2020

NEW Electronic Version SOFHT Focus Issue 94 October 2020 – Click here to download.

Welcome to the Autumn Edition of the SOFHT Focus.

As you will be aware, we skipped the magazine- style Focus Summer Edition and adapted to the online ‘SOFHT Focus Live’. I’m sure you will all agree this has been a most useful and informative approach allowing our members and industry experts to come together and discuss topics that were front of mind during this pandemic.

I, as I’m sure is true for you all, have attended numerous Zoom, Skype and MS Teams calls over the past six months, developing my technical skills along the way. Many of the calls have left me with more questions than answers and, although biased, I do feel the SOFHT sessions have been able to go deeper into some of these topics with some great industry expertise shared along the way. Thank you to all the many experts and members who have supported these events.

This Autumn Edition is crammed – and I make no apologies for it – with COVID-19 related articles. I thank the authors for providing these and Rick Pendrous again for pulling them together and keeping us in order.

I would also like to welcome and thank Amanda Holland for her help. Amanda recently joined the SOFHT council as a board member and has kindly agreed to support me with putting together this online magazine, as Deputy Editor.

I do hope you find this an interesting and thought- provoking read. Please continue to give us your feedback, ideas for articles or even contribute one of your own.

The next edition will be the Annual Luncheon ‘Special Edition’. We are all sad not to be getting together for our annual event in London, however, we are still determined to run the awards and do hope you can join us on the 4th December to celebrate these.

Happy Halloween,

Dianne Waite,
Editor SOFHT Focus

Past Editions

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