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SOFHT gains new Supporting Company Members

30 January 2017

Established by the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT) in 2003 its Supporting Company Membership is part of a drive to enlist the support of larger organisations within the food manufacturing, retailing and related industries. 

The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT) is an independent consortium of food industry specialists set up to keep its members advised of the current hygiene and technology issues by offering technical support, training and topical information as well providing a forum for networking and sharing best practice across the entire food chain.


Recent additions to its Supporing Company Membership includes the Deb Group, leaders in occupational skincare and hand hygiene, and Kiwa PAI, a certification body for the feed, food and farming sectors.

Deb has been providing dedicated skin care solutions for over 80 years and operates in 18 countries.   It offers a specialist skin care and hand hygiene programme for the food sector. It offers  broad-spectrum hand cleansers and sanitisers, pre-work and after-work creams, site surveys, staff skin condition evaluations and a wide range of ongoing training and educational tools.  

Commenting on becoming a SOFHT Supporting Company Member, Tracey Black, sales director at Deb said: “Deb has been supporting SOFHT as a corporate member for over ten years.  SOFHT has helped us keep abreast of developments and issues within the food sector, enabling Deb to ensure that its products and services meet the sector's hand hygiene and skin care needs.  The Society is a vital forum for networking with industry experts too and it has proved valuable for Deb's development in the food industry. 

“Becoming a Supporting Company Member has been a long standing ambition for Deb. We are keen to work even closer with SOFHT and its members, to share expertise and best practice, to help improve skin care behaviour and hand hygiene compliance in the industry and ultimately promote food safety”. 

Part of the global Kiwa Group, Kiwa PAI undertakes the range of BRC Global Food Standard Audits from food to Packaging, Storage & Distribution to Agents & Brokers. The company has particular expertise in the meat sector, working alongside retailers and key manufacturers and it is the sole auditing body for the Assured Meat Processing Scheme.

Commenting on becoming a SOFHT Supporting Company Member, John Clague, general manager at Kiwa PAI said: “Kiwa PAI has been a SOFHT member for several years but joining as an SCM will enable us to debate further with colleagues on current hot topics and become more involved in setting industry agendas in several areas.”


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