sofht focus


SOFHT’s online magazine contains news and features about any issues affecting the membership such as regulation, legislation, the latest consumer food safety concerns and how to prepare your business for change.


Available in a digital format, it includes a number of updates on the activities of the society, including the Annual Lunch, Lecture & Awards in November.


As a voluntary society run by individuals working within the food industry. SOFHT Focus is also a valuable marketing tool which members can make use of through submitting articles, advertising and other promotions.

Welcome to the SOFHT Focus WINTER Special Edition 2023…

As is customary, we focus on the Annual Lecture, Lunch and Awards held on the 16th November at The Brewery in London. Included are lots of photos of the event for you to enjoy, these are also available on the SOFHT website here.

Once again it was a fabulous event and the feedback has been extremely positive (please do share your thoughts if you haven’t yet). The SOFHT team did a fantastic job ensuring the whole day ran very smoothly with particular thanks to Karen whose organisational skills are awesome! The event, of course, would not have been complete without our members and guests and it was lovely to see so many familiar faces and lots of new ones too. This was indeed the best attended event to date, demonstrating this is the ‘must attend Food Industry event of the year’. Adam Henson, our guest speaker, did a sterling job too, his lecture entitled ‘My life on the land & the future of farming’ was both informative and entertaining. He talked us through his life’s involvement with farming and touched on a wide array of topics such as animal welfare, education and training in food, nutrition, sustainability and much more. Our Chair, Alan Lacey, has kindly provided a summary on page 8 for those of you that missed out.

Finally, our thanks to Ecolab, Kersia and ToTrain for sponsoring the event and LRQA for sponsoring the reception drinks, and to you, our members, for attending and for your generosity in supporting our chosen charity Cystic Fibrosis Care.

We now look forward to continuing to provide support and guidance to our members in 2024 and our new website is now well and truly up and running. I would encourage you to take a look at our training programme and we already have some exciting events booked for next year including the Annual Lunch of course! The next edition of SOFHT Focus will be in the spring and I’d love to hear from you and receive your articles for that.

On behalf of the SOFHT Focus team may I wish you all a very happy Christmas and a healthy, happy and prosperous 2024.

dianne waite,

Editor SOFHT Focus



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