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Eggs: Just how crucial are they in baked goods?

Eggs: Just how crucial are they in baked goods?

​Eggs are used in a great range of products, but just how crucial are they in baked goods? In this blog our expert Sarab Sahi uncovers the many functions of this ingredient to help you understand how vital they really are. Find out more

Bowtie risk assessment

Bowtie: A revolutionary risk management tool to boost food safety culture?

​Bowtie is a simple visual tool that makes communicating risk easy – helping you improve food safety culture and identify barriers for allergen management.

4 Key  steps to ensure NPD success with alcohol and no/low alcohol drinks

4 key steps to ensure NPD success with alcohol and no/low alcohol drinks

​Right now, the alcohol and no/low alcohol markets are booming, but is your NPD capitalising on recent trends and reaching the growing band of consumers? Find out the 4 key steps

5 key considerations to create products consumers will love

5 key considerations to create products consumers will love

With food and drink innovation happening at a faster pace than ever before, consumer choice has never been greater. How can you continue to capture the consumer’s attention and ensure your product’s success?

Member benefit: Autumn MIG meetings – find out the industry’s hottest topics

Member benefit: Autumn MIG meetings – find out the industry’s hottest topics

Our member interest group meetings return this September and they promise to be one of the most thought-provoking online events you’ll attend this year. With industry insights from experts and the opportunity to network, it’s one you will not want to miss! Book your place


NEW course! Beer labelling & regulatory issues for brewers – 9-10 Nov

NEW course! Beer labelling and regulatory issues for brewers – 9-10 Nov

​Now the UK has left the EU single market, this live and online tutor-led course will provide delegates with the essential requirements of mandatory food and drink labelling for EU Harmonised and GB legislation. Find out more

COVID-19 information and services

Fit to fly testing

Fit to Fly testing

We offer PCR testing that is highly accurate and sensitive to early detection of SARS-Cov-2. PCR testing detects lower levels of virus than other available methods.

Coronavirus services – help with COVID-19

Coronavirus services – help with COVID-19

In response to the current pandemic, we are developing methods to help the food industry control and detect SARS-CoV-2.

New swab testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Swab testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

These swab tests allow us to check for the virus on your premises. Allowing you to check your cleaning regimes are effective or as a way to reassure your workforce.

Ensuring factory hygiene to prevent COVID-19

Ensuring factory hygiene to prevent COVID-19

Our food management systems specialists provide a checklist of actions and tips to help guard your factory from SARS-CoV-2.

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