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Queen’s University Belfast to Lead EU-China Collaboration to Tackle Food Fraud
The Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast will lead one of the world’s largest food safety projects across Europe and China. The European Horizon 2020 programme and Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) programme have awarded €10 million towards an EU-China partnership to improve food safety and tackle food fraud. Read more
8th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA) - 7 -10 November 2017 - Prague, Czech Republic
8th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA 2017) will be held on 7-10 November 2017, in Clarion Congress Hotel Prague, Prague, Czech Republic. RAFA 2017 will provide an overview of recent and emerging analytical & bioanalytical strategies in food quality and safety control, and introduce the challenges for novel approaches in this field. Read more
York Apprenticeship Graduation and Awards Ceremony 2017
York Apprenticeship Graduation and Awards Ceremony 2017: A celebration of business talent in the city. Over 100 apprentices will be graduating at the 7th York Apprenticeship Graduation and Awards Ceremony, York Grand Opera House on the 8 November 2017. Read more
MEPs agree to phase out glyphosate within the next five years
Members of the European Parliament have backed a proposal to phase out glyphosate in the EU within the next 5 years. They voted 355 in favour of the ban, 204 against and 111 abstentions. Read more
Innovation in the food and beverage industry: R&D, or marketing gimmick?
It has been reported that nearly three quarters of small and medium-sized firms in food manufacturing are likely to be eligible for Research & Development (R&D) tax relief. Read more
New £1m partnership to address knowledge gaps in soil biology
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) have announced an ambitious new research partnership to develop practical soil biology management guidance. The five-year partnership looks to improve on-farm understanding of soil health by benchmarking current academic and industry knowledge, developing and validating indicators of soil biology and soil health in research trials and integrating a far-reaching knowledge exchange programme throughout the five-year programme. Read more
The Spice is Right at York Food Festival
Sharmini Thomas, York’s Indian Cookery Guru, will launch her new spice range at York Food Festival on Friday 29th September. Read more
York Food and Drink Conference - 14th September 2017, Principal Hotel, York
The Future of Food and Drink: Opportunities and Challenges in a post Brexit Britain. Hear from industry experts and insiders including the innovators, the start-up entrepreneurs, the PR guru, the exporters, the buyers and more on the future of food and drink. A hugely successful inaugural event in 2016. This year's event is set to be bigger and better than ever, bringing together business leaders from right across the sector in York and beyond. Read more
Don't Be The Next Headline
Don't be the next headline as yet another high profile foodborne outbreak of E. coli could be linked to a food manufacturer. With investigations underway, public bodies are not ruling out a link between recent E.coli cases and potential contamination of imported salad leaves . This comes directly on the back of the high profile product recalls of General Mills flour. Read more
BFR 2017 (International Symposium on Flame Retardants) - 7th-10th May 2017, York
Come and join us for the 8th International Symposium on Flame Retardants: BFR 2017, Hosted by Fera Science Ltd, taking place from Sunday 7th to Wednesday 10th May 2017 in York, UK. Read more

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