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 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 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.

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SOFHT-Focus-97-july-2021-issue-largeSOFHT Focus Issue 97 Summer 2021

NEW Electronic Version SOFHT Focus Issue 97 July 2021 – Click here to download.

Welcome to the Summer Edition of the SOFHT Focus.

I’m sure like myself you are hugely disappointed that our Summer Soirée and Lecture along with the AGM have again needed to be changed to a virtual event. However, we have a great recording of the lecture for you to view at your leisure and there is a report on it in this issue.

Thanks to Alec Kyriakides for kindly agreeing to deliver this virtually for us and answering all your questions.

This edition contains some excellent articles on a wide variety of topics for you to enjoy. My thanks to the authors: Brian Duffin (Rokill); Gary Nicholas (Bayer); Paul Morris (Addmaster); and Rick Pendrous. Thanks also to Peter Sampson for providing a thought-provoking reflection on the subject of ‘Certification or accreditation?’ with a couple of cracking photos.

The spotlight on a board member for this edition was shone on Peter Littleton in an interview conducted by Amanda Holland (Diversey). I recommend you take a look at this as it gives great insight into our SOFHT Chair.

I must confess, my contribution to this edition has been minimal this month and extend my thanks to Amanda who has stepped into the editor role on this occasion. The usual thanks also go the SOFHT Focus team: Rick Pendrous, the SOFHT office (Rachel, Su and Karen) and Karen at Maple Rock for pulling it all together brilliantly.

So, we say farewell to Su and Rosco whose contributions to the SOFHT Focus will be missed. But welcome to Karen Middleton our Operations Director and the newly appointed board members Fiona Sullivan, Richard Werran and Sukh Gill.

I hope you enjoy this edition and please continue to give us feedback. If you fancy sharing an article for publication, that would be welcome.

Enjoy the summer.

Dianne Waite, Editor SOFHT Focus

Dianne Waite,

Editor SOFHT Focus


Past Editions

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