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SOFHT: Food sector gets hand-washing wrong

09 January 2012

Leading food hygiene expert and member of the Society of Food Hygiene Technology (SOFHT), Susan Werro has claimed that there is more work to be done to instil the fundamentals of correct hygiene practices in food manufacturing and foodservice in order to reduce instances of food poisoning.

Susan will be speaking on the topic of ‘Hygiene Challenges’ at SOFHT’s Hygiene Masterclass Conference and Exhibition in March 2012.

“Although it is a basic part of our lives and a pre-requisite in the majority of HACCP studies, I believe that we are still not getting hand hygiene right in the food industry. Poor personal hygiene, lack of facilities and patchy training still contribute to an unacceptable level of food poisoning outbreaks.

“The SOFHT Hygiene Masterclass is an ideal forum to reinforce the message, campaign for stronger hand hygiene policies to be put in place and stipulate hygiene training should be a key part of new employee inductions.”

Joining Susan Werro at the conference are notable speakers from across the industry:
Paul Phillips from Addmaster who will discuss silver technology and what happens next
Andrew Holden of DEB delves into the challenges of achieving clean hands

Tim Browning of Dyson will present research and feedback from the recent introduction of novel technology

Sandra Neylon of Neylon Occupational Health explains the role of occupational health in helping food manufacturing operations

Dr Bob Adak examines the E-coli outbreak and the lessons for the wider food industry

Dr Lisa Ackerley of Hygiene Audit Systems and recent SOFHT Award winner puts a perspective on the highs and lows of recent experiences in food hygiene .
To honour CPD requirements, a Certificate of Attendance will be available after the session.

The day event takes place on 22 March at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry and costs £99 for members and £149 for non-members. For further details, call 01827 872500, or

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