The Society was established – based in Lymington

The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology is a voluntary organisation set up in 1979 by a group of professional people to represent the interests and views of everyone involved in food hygiene across all disciplines.

Supporting Company Members programme

The SCM programme was established in partnership with many leading companies from the UK food and service industries.

Change of Society Name

Updated from The Society of Food Hygiene Technology to The Society of Food Hygiene & Technology

New Operations Director

Su Werran joined the Society as Operation Director


The office was relocated to Middleton, Warwickshire to enable SOFHT to hold breakfast club meetings and Training Academy courses on site. The office was also accessible for members to use for their external meetings.

SOFHT Technical Helpline

The Technical helpline was launched in partnership with the Supporting Company Member, NSF International

SOFHT Breakfast Clubs

Breakfast Clubs were launched as an informal networking opportunity to provide practical fact-finding forums. Designed to fit around those people who may not have the time in their busy schedule to attend a full conference but have the desire to understand a subject significant in their role/company.

SOFHT Annual Lecture, Lunch & Awards

The prestigious annual lunch was moved to the newly refurbished Savoy in London having become one of the key events in the food industry calendar

SOFHT Student Award

The SOFHT Student Award was launched, giving students the chance to show they have got what it takes in of one of the world’s most important industries

SOFHT Members’ Forums

The Forums were launched to help members stay alert to changes and trends, held with industry leading experts to guide them through the minefield of information, offering solutions and guidance to compliance

SOFHT moved to Warwickshire

Office relocation, SOFHT now based in Hurley, Warwickshire

SOFHT held its first SOFHT Focus Live! event

Held online throughout the COVID-19 pandemic on topics such as pest control, PPE & social distancing, food service & hospitality, & cleaning & disinfection, with a panel of food industry experts.

SOFHT launched its new online training courses

Held online throughout the COVID-19 pandemic with courses including Internal Auditing, Pesticides, Food Safety Culture, Listeria, Cleaning & HACCP.