SFDF Annual Symposium 2009 - Healthy Routes to Profit

Delagates watching a case studyThe Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF), Institute of Food Science and Technology and The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland held their joint Annual Symposium on 12 May 2009 the Apex City Quay Hotel in Dundee.

The event titled "Healthy Routes to Profit" considered a number of issues at the top of everyone's priority lists. This included processing efficiency, ethical marketing, reading behind the label, reformulation and innovations in healthy food development.

Event photos are published on our Flickr page.


Looking to the future: FSA's horizon scanning project

Dr David Atkins, Chief Scientist's Office, Food Standards Agency

David AtkinsDavid's career as a scientist/policy maker has covered a wide range of food safety, quality and choice issues. Although becoming a traditional 'expert' in a number of these areas, his heart has always been in the broader business of science communication and engaging with stakeholders to raise interest and trust. Before heading the newly created Chief Scientist Team, he worked with the Agency's independent Board and colleagues to lead the development of the Agency's current Strategic Plan for 2005 – 2010.

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Ethical Marketing: What is it and how can you make it work for you?

Pauline Bell, Caledonian Business School, Glasgow Caledonian University

Pauline BellPauline Bell is Lecturer and Industrial Liaison Director at Glasgow Caledonian University. Having gained a BA in Home Economics from Queen's College, Glasgow in 1999, she went on to gain an MSc in Food Management from Sheffield Hallam University in 2004.

She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Consumer Sciences; a Member of the Academy of Marketing and its European equivalent and a member of the Royal Environmental Health Institute for Scotland. Pauline has also worked within the food industry for Quisine Foods and Scotbeef.

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Healthy Eating: Practical Challenges for the Food and Drink Industry

Claire Hughes, Company Nutritionist, Marks & Spencer plc

Claire HughesClaire joined Marks & Spencer in 2005 as Company Nutritionist. Her responsibilities include developing nutrition and health policy for category development teams; communicating with and education of customers; and engaging with the FSA, DH and other external bodies on nutrition issues and delivering against the M&S 'Plan A' health commitments.

Claire sits on the Nutrition Working Group at the BRC and the IGD. Prior to joining Marks & Spencer, she previously worked in food retail and started her career in nutrition research at the Rowett in Aberdeen.

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Reformulation for Health

Fraser Hogg, Technical Director, Macphie of Glenbervie Ltd

Fraser HoggAfter graduating from Strathclyde University with a BSc (Hons) in Food Science & Technology, Fraser joined Macphie of Glenbervie in 1979. As Technical Director, Fraser also has functional responsibility for Quality Assurance, Quality Standards, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs and oversees a team of experienced bakers and qualified chefs who perform an Applications specialist role.

Fraser is a Member of the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) and the British Confectioner's Association (BCA).

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Scottish Innovations in Food and Drink'

Jonathan Snape, Commercial Director, Mylnefield Research Services Ltd

Jonathan SnapeDr Jonathan Snape is Commercial Director, Mylnefield Research Services Ltd, the commercial subsidiary of the Scottish Crop Research Institute. He is responsible for business development, licensing new technologies and plant variety rights and developing a commercial analytical services business.

Jonathan is also a Director of Genomia (a seed fund investing in new business ideas in Scotland) and EnPrint Ltd (a water quality testing company spun-out of SCRI). He has considerable international experience having spent time working for multinationals, including IBM and Unilever.

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Jim McNicol, BIOSS

Jim McNicolJim McNicol was Head of Statistical Consultancy for BioSS until 2008 and based at SCRI, a crop-plant research institute. He is currently an independent consultant and continues to work with BioSS and SCRI on statistical problems.

Jim's areas of statistical interest are multivariate methods and Bayesian statistics. In particular, he has concentrated recently on the application of multivariate approaches to 'Omics data.

Download Presentation: Research, consultancy and training statistics and mathematics applied to agriculture, environment and food and health - pdf | 332kb

Industry Case Study: Lazy Day Foods

Sally Beattie, Lazy Day Foods

Dr Sally Beattie and her colleague Emer Bustard set up Lazy Day Foods nearly three years ago. Sally was diagnosed with several food intolerances and set about creating some delicious recipes for personal use. When it became clear that many others were keen to enjoy high quality free-from foods, Lazy Day Foods was born.

Sally has over 13 years experience as a food scientist before starting Lazy Day Foods. Six of these were spent in a senior product development role for the multinational Kerry Foods. Prior to joining Kerry, Sally spent 7 years within the Food Quality Group at the world renowned Hannah Research Institute in Ayr. During this time she was awarded a PhD by Glasgow University for her work in food safety and undertook two post doctoral research positions.

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Last reviewed: 14 Sep 2011