We would like to thank everyone that contributed to the consultation exercise on proposed changes to some of the Member Interest Groups. Following discussions at Scientific and Technical Committee (STC) the following changes will take effect from the autumn round of meetings:
1. Creation of a new MIG in the area of preservation, processing and manufacturing. This will replace the current Manufacturing Technologies MIG, Heat Preserved Foods MIG, and some aspects of the Chilled and Frozen Foods MIG.
2. Creation of a Thermal Processing Working Group to facilitate more detailed discussion amongst thermal processing specialists. This group will feed into the new MIG and its meetings will be timed accordingly
3. Redistribution of relevant activities of the Chilled and Frozen Foods MIG to other appropriate MIGs - for example, the Meat & Poultry, Agri-Food and Microbiology MIGs.