Membership Overview

Becoming a member of SOFHT will give you access to the latest information relating to issues affecting the food industry, the chance to network with specialists in the areas of auditing, quality control and compliance at various events with top level speakers as well as the opportunity for learning and accreditation to keep your food business operating safely and legally.

Our membership packages are geared to ensure anyone can join the Society with a variety of fees, grades and benefits suited to individuals and larger organisations.

There are 4 grades in our Corporate membership: Bronze, Silver, Gold & Supporting Company and 3 grades in Individual membership: Student, Standard and Premium. For a breakdown of benefits and fees click here.


“Being a member of SOFHT has allowed me to keep up-to-date with ‘hot topics’ and develop knowledge of those aspects of the food industry that interest me. The events have been very beneficial, providing different perspectives and opinions, not to mention the fantastic networking opportunity they provide. The online consultants are a great tool to have at your disposal, both for research and to query any concepts you are struggling with” Beth Hooper, Reading University

“When Anderson Food Hygiene became a member of the Society of Food Hygiene & Technology (SOFHT) in 2010 we had no idea how much the Society would help us grow our business. The Society and their members demonstrate the same values as us in terms of improving food safety standards and so when we won our first SOFHT Award in 2010 for Best Training Company we were delighted. We have gone on to win every year since with SOFHT Awards 2012 seeing us win both Company of the Year in the UK and Best Training Company which is such a fantastic endorsement for Anderson Food Hygiene. The Society also gives us the opportunity to meet like-minded businesses and provides us with a valuable forum to network and exchange ideas. We look forward to being very much involved with this exceptional organisation again in 2013” -
Sylvia Anderson, Managing Director, Anderson Food Hygiene Limited.

“Any food-related business would benefit from the opportunities presented by SOFHT and membership of this society is essential for any forward-looking and progressive firm.“ – Rosh Gungabissoon, Quality & Environment Manager, Cadbury
Trebor Bassett

“Initial Foodguard is a gold member of SOFHT. The benefits as a business are numerous, from the free web advertising to recruitment adverts and the comprehensive consultants directory. In 2008 we are looking forward to further development of the food related training packages on offer. As a cleaning contract business this will only strengthen our offering and service delivery to our existing and future client base.” – Phil Shaw, Director, Initial Foodguard

“I have been a member of the Society since the 1990’s. Discounts on events, exhibition stands and training are all very nice, but the most important benefit of membership for me is the opportunity it provides to network with senior technical people in the food industry. This helps immensely in keeping up-to-date with all the latest ‘issues’ and, as a service provider, it helps to promote my business as well.
If you are prepared to put effort into your membership then the return will be out of all proportion to the cost”. Dr John Simmons, Acheta Consulting Ltd