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Monday next week sees us host our fourth annual breakfast that is aimed at those in the food and drink sector.
During this event, we will be covering the theme of ‘waste’ – and here I have taken the lead from one of my colleagues in the food & drink team, who earlier this year attended the Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum Keynote Seminar “Food waste reduction and new initiatives for reducing plastic packaging waste”.
“Inspired” (and/ or depressed) by the staggering statistics on food and plastic waste, my colleague and I drafted a series of blog posts on the subject, including ones on:
The latter post highlighted that we see part of our role as information ‘disseminators’, and I consequently structured the forthcoming breakfast around this theme.
The speakers and the subjects
I will be taking notes at the breakfast briefing in order to blog afterwards – I have been denied access to the slides in advance!
- Regulatory context – Gavin Poole, Stephens Scown
- Waste in the food and drink industry in Cornwall – Dr Olda Andrianova, Tevi
- Efficient food waste removal and recycling – Ben May, DCW and Gary Jones, Langage AD
- WRAP and other support – Richard Wadman, PKF Francis Clark
- Innovation funding – Richard Tyler, PKF Francis Clark
The event is fully booked…
This has, not surprisingly given the importance of the subject, been a very popular event in terms of bookings – and closed for booking early.
So, please if you have booked a place, please do turn up (it would seem out of keeping with the event theme if food goes to waste…)
If you are not attending this event, watch this space for my post event article… and the feature that I understand may appear in our next edition of Food and Drink News.
By Andrew James