Useful Links

Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food
Advisory committee providing the Food Standards Agency (FSA) with independent expert advice on the microbiological safety of food… www.food.gov.uk/science/ouradvisors/microbiogsafety

American Society of Baking (ASB)
serves the US baking sector and has a useful section, with information about hundreds of companies, including ingredient suppliers and equipment manufacturers… www.asbe.org

Association of Labour Providers (ALP)
The Association of Labour Providers (ALP) is the trade association for labour providers to the food and drink industry… www.labourproviders.org.uk

Australian Food Safety Campaign’s Education Pages
These Australian Food Safety web pages contain accessible information in the form of food safety tips, fact sheets and games plus further information in their online library… www.safefood.net.au

BRI Australia
An independent organisation involved in research into grains, flour milling and baking… www.bri.com.au

British Egg Information Service
Nutritional and food safety information about eggs, including materials for teachers and students… www.britegg.co.uk/safetysection/startsection.html

British Frozen Food Federation
Information about the British frozen food industry… www.bfff.co.uk

British Hospitality Association
The association representing the hotel, restaurant and catering industry. One of the foodlink partners… www.bha-online.org.uk

British Meat Processors Association
The BMPA is the professional organisation representing the interest of its members throughout the slaughtering, processing, manufacturing, wholesale distribution and packaging sectors of the meat industry…
www.bmpa.uk.com

British Nutrition Foundation
The site provides extensive educational resources covering all aspects of food and nutrition… www.nutrition.org.uk

British Pest Control Association (BPCA)
Trade association for the Pest Control Industry… www.bpca.org.uk

British Retail Consortium (BRC)
The trade body representing 90% of the retail industry, including large multiples, department stores and corner shops… www.brc.org.uk

British Society of Baking – BSB
Promotes the exchange of knowledge and experience between Members of the Baking and Related Industries…
www.bsb.org.uk

Businesslink
Business Link provides practical help and easy access to health and safety information including regulatory information and best practice guidelines.
www.businesslink.gov.uk

Carling Partnership
Recruitment agency dealing with all food industry jobs.
http://www.carlingpartnership.com/

Campden & Chorleywood Food Research Association (CCFRA)
CCFRA undertakes research and development for the many industries associated with agriculture, food and drink manufacture, distribution, retailing and food service… www.campden.co.uk

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)
The CIEH is an independent professional body representing those who work in environmental health and related disciplines whose primary function is the promotion of knowledge and understanding of environmental health issues… www.cieh.org

Chilled Food Association
CFA was formed to establish, continuously improve and promote best hygienic practice standards in the production of chilled food… www.chilledfood.org

Citizen Manufacturing Recruitment
Citizen Recruitment specialise in recruiting technical and engineering personnel into the Food & Beverage industry… www.citizenrecruitment.co.uk

CleaningExpert
CleaningExpert was formed to offer a unique reference point on cleaning tips. Our concern was that there was no single UK resource for interesting features and practical advice on this subject. Our features and articles are written by professional journalists and experts – who have a particular interest or a background in this area… www.cleaningexpert.co.uk

Community Research and Development Information Service – Cordis
Main EU Web site for R&D information. The site gives information and application details about all funding programmes… www.cordis.lu

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) – South Africa
South African research and development organisation, covering all aspects of science and technology… www.csir.co.za

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
DEFRA have overall responsibility for food in the UK… www.defra.gov.uk
DEFRA’s Food Surveillance Papers are available on site… www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/publications/pubcat/food.htm#f52

Department of Health
Provides health and social care policy, guidance and publications…
www.doh.gov.uk/dhhome.htm

Department of Trade & Industry
Aims to promote enterprise, innovation and increased productivity for UK Business…
www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-innovation-skills

Environment Agency for England and Wales
The Government agency for environmental enforcement for England and Wales…
www.environment-agency.gov.uk

EC Consumer Policy & Consumer Health Protection DG
The Health and Consumer Protection Directorate General has the task of keeping laws up to date and that the rules are being applied properly in all EU countries covering public health, food safety and consumer affairs… www.europa.eu.int/comm/dgs/health_consumer/index_en.htm

European Modern Restaurant Association (EMRA)
The aim of EMRA is to enhance the dialogue with policy makers and opinion leaders at a European and – if appropriate – national level on matters affecting the modern restaurant industry as a whole… www.emrarestaurants.com

European Union – Eureka
Eureka is the EU framework for industrial research and development, enabling companies to find funding and project partners within the EU… www.eureka.be

European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFoFST)
EFFoST is a non-profit association, with 80 societies in 21 European countries affiliated to it… www.effost.org

European Food Information Council (EUFIC)
A non-profit organisation which provides science based information on food and food-related topics… www.eufic.org

European Sensory Network – ESN
This international forum was created for discussion and collaboration among the best research institutions involved in sensory and consumer sciences… www.esn-network.com

Faraday Partnerships
A Faraday Partnership promotes improved interaction between the UK science, engineering and technology base and industry… www.fpfaraday.com

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Responsible for food and drug safety in the USA… www.fda.gov

FDA – Centre for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food safety and nutrition information… vm.cfsan.fda.gov/list.html

FDA – CFSAN – The Bad Bug Book
A resource for food microbiologists. It contains comprehensive information about food-borne micro-organisms – including information about recent outbreaks… vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~mow/intro.html

Food and Drink Federation (FDF)
The Food and Drink Federation represents and promotes the UK food industry’s common interests… www.fdf.org.uk

Food Industry Careers
Food Industry Careers advertises hundreds of UK Food opportunities from Graduate internships to Factory Management roles… www.foodindustrycareers.co.uk

FeRFA
The Resin Flooring Association, represents the major product manufacturers, specialist contractors, raw material suppliers and specialist service providers within the UK Industry… www.ferfa.org.ukk

Flour Advisory Bureau
Provides information on bread and flour in the UK. There is information covering health and nutritional aspects of bread, and a section containing information for schools (students and teachers)… www.fabflour.co.uk

FoodLink – National Food Safety Week
A focus for communicating messages aimed at helping everyone understand and carry out the basic precautions to avoid food poisoning… www.foodlink.org.uk

Food Science Australia
Food Science Australia is part CSIRO’s food processing, meat, dairy and aquaculture sectors…
www.foodscience.afisc.csiro.au

Food Standards Agency
The Food Standards Agency is an independent food safety watchdog set up in 2000 to protect the public of the UK’s health and consumer interests in relation to food… www.food.gov.uk

Food Standards Agency Talkfood
Talkfood was setup by the FSA in response to the Government announcing a Policy Commission on Farming and Food for England… www.talkfood.org.uk

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Britain’s Health and Safety Commission (HSC) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are responsible for the regulation of almost all the risks to health and safety arising from work activity in Britain… www.hse.gov.uk

Home Grown Cereals Authority – (HGCA)
HGCA supports the UK cereal and oilseeds industry in improving its competitiveness in UK and overseas markets… www.hgca.co.uk

How to Write a Resume
http://www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/jobs-careers/applying-for-jobs/how-to-write-a-resume 

Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO)
www.hmso.gov.uk

Hygiene Expert
Concerned about embarrassing problems? Then rest assured, we’ll have it covered on this site… www.hygieneexpert.co.uk

Improve
Improve is the sector skills council for food and drink manufacturing in the UK . An employer-led organisation, Improve’s vision is to provide ‘world class skills for a world class sector’, to help employers achieve world class productivity and higher profits through skills… read more

Institute of Food Technologists, USA (IFT)
Professional body for food technologists in the USA… www.ift.org

Institute of Food Research (IFR, Norwich)
UK Government research on food safety, diet and food quality… www.ifrn.bbsrc.ac.uk

Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD)
The IGD site provides information about the food and grocery industry, including factsheets and best practice documents. It also has information suitable for educational purposes… www.igd.com

Institute of Refrigeration (IOR)
The industry’s professional body and learned society where people from every part of the world join together to promote the advancement of refrigeration… www.ior.org.uk

Institute for Thermal Processing Specialists, USA (IFTPS)
A professional body, based in the US, covering procedures, techniques and regulatory requirements for the thermal processing of food…

International Portal for Food Safety, Plant and Animal Health (IPFSAPH)
The portal has been developed in association with Codex Alimentarius, the Convention on Biological Diversity(CBD), the International Plant Protection Convention(IPPC), the World Organisation on Animal Health(OIE), the World Health Organisation(WHO), and the World Trade Organisation(WTO)… www.ipfsaph.org

International Union of Food Science and Technology
The IUFoST, a country-membership organization is the sole global food science and technology organization. It is a voluntary, non-profit association of national food science organizations linking the world’s best food scientists and technologists… www.iufost.org

Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority
An Irish food research institute which provides integrated research, advisory and training services for the agriculture and food industry in Ireland… www.teagasc.ie

Leatherhead Food Research Association
Leatherhead Food International is a global and independent provider of food information, market intelligence and technical and food research services… www.lfra.co.uk

National Pest Technicians Association
The No1 Pest Control Association in the UK, keeping you up-to-date on pest control… www.npta.org.uk

National Food Processors Association, USA (NFPA)
Represents the US food processing industry. The site contains numerous position statements on legal and other issues affecting the industry… www.nfpa-food.org

National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB)
Supports the UK farming industry by offering advice on crop selection etc… www.niab.com

NPTA
UK Pest Control Association promoting a professional approach to pest control… www.npta.org.uk

People 1st
The Sector Skills Council for the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism industries…
www.people1st.co.uk

The Beer Academy
The Beer Education Trust, which trades as the Beer Academy, is an organisation whose aim is, to quote our Mission Statement!

To be recognised as a world leader in the provision of education and training in the understanding and appreciation of beer. To achieve this mission, the Beer Academy will offer a range of educational and training packages designed to:

  • Meet the needs of professionals in the brewing, retailing and hospitality sectors for relevant vocational knowledge and qualifications in beer.
  • Interest, enthuse and excite customers, the media and the general public in the appreciation of beer.

This means that our courses are open to, and designed to suit, everyone whether they work in the trade or not!
www.beeracademy.co.uk

The Institute of Brewing & Distilling
The IBD is a members organisation which is both a registered educational charity and a company limited by guarantee. The IBD’s Vision Statement is: The advancement of education and professional development in the sciences and technologies of brewing, distilling and related industries. Global membership is administered on a geographic basis, with sections around the world. Governing the IBD is its Council, which comprises; Officers of the Institute, its committees and representatives of each IBD section. Councillors are both trustees of the educational charity, and directors of the business. The Institute reports to the UK Charity Commission and Companies House…. www.ibd.org.uk

The Royal Institute of Public Health (RIPH)
The Royal Institute of Public Health is a leading independent body with an international reputation dedicated to the promotion, practise and protection of the highest standards of public health…
www.riph.org.uk

The Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (RSPH)
The Royal Society for the Promotion of Health is an independent and self-financing organisation, working for continuous improvement in human health through education, communication and the encouragement of scientific research… www.rsph.org.uk

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
A Professional Association, open to all chemists. It is actively involved in the promotion of chemistry at all levels. The Royal Society of Chemistry Chemical Science Network: www.chemsoc.org

The Truck Fuel Efficiency Guide
https://www.trucklocator.co.uk/hub/truck-fuel-efficiency-guide/

Transition to Teaching Programme
The Transition to Teaching Programme is a Government funded programme, designed to attract high calibre individuals who have industry/business experience to consider a career in teaching secondary level Mathematics, Science and ICT. www.teach.gov.uk/transition

Sciencewise
The Sciencewise grant scheme supports projects that build the capacity of the public, scientific community and policy makers to engage in dialogue related to new science and technology issues… www.sciencewise.org.uk

Scottish Environment Protection Agency
SEPA is the body responsible for the protection of the environment in Scotland… www.sepa.org.uk

Scottish Food and Drink
The site of the Food and Drink Trade database… www.scottishfoodanddrink.com

The Society for Applied Microbiology (SFAM)
It is dedicated to the advancement of the study of microbiology… www.sfam.org.uk

Society of Dairy Technology
The Society is the recognised professional body fostering scientific and technological developments in the dairy industries of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland… www.sdt.org

SSICA
An Italian food research institute… www.ssica.it

UK Government Information Service (with links to all Government Departments)
Directgov is the place to turn for the widest range of government information and services… www.direct.gov.uk/Homepage/fs/en

Ultimate Guide to Building a CV
https://www.how2become.com/resources/ultimate-guide-to-building-a-cv/

US FDA Centre for Food Safety and Nutrition
CFSAN is responsible for promoting and protecting the public’s health by ensuring that the USA’s food supply is safe, sanitary, wholesome, and honestly labelled… www.vm.cfsan.fda.gov/list.html

UK Government News Network
Includes all UK Government press releases, sorted by date or department or region… www.gnn.gov.uk

UK Government – Open Government
The UK Government home page, providing links to all government departments and agencies. Includes links to councils and local authorities… www.open.gov.uk

VTT, Finland
VTT Biotechnology, a Finnish research institute… www.vtt.fi/bel/index.htm

United Nations – Food and Agriculture Organisation
The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations… www.fao.org

United Nations – Codex Alimentarius
www.codexalimentarius.net

USDA, Department of Agriculture
www.ars.usda.gov

USDA, Nutrient Data Laboratory
Includes the latest version of the USDA Food Composition Database (searchable on-line), and other nutritional information.. www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp