The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology Summer Lecture

Kersia UK attended the recent Society of Food Hygiene summer lecture at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire.

It was a very interesting day for all with an industry leading lecture from Emily Miles, Chief Executive, Food Standards Agency on the topic of ‘Food standards and regulation for uncertain times’.  The lecture then led into a panel discussion with Terry Jones, Director General of the NFU and other industry experts.

The day also included the SOFHT annual general meeting and, as a SOFHT Supporting Company member, Kersia was represented by David Childs, Technical Service and Training Manager who was appointed onto the SOFHT council in 2022 as one of the Directors of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology.  Darren Saunders, Technical Services Director, Nicola Bellamy, Marketing & Communication Manager and Marek Miszta, Technical Service Manager, also attended the event along with Rachel Scott, Sales Manager from Romer Labs UK.  who demonstrated their latest innovation ‘Cytoquant’, which is a portable cytometer for immediate, on site verification of cleaning procedures within food and beverage production facilities by directly quantifying intact bacterial cells and residues on surfaces and within liquid samples, using impedance flow cytometry. This can be completed within 30 seconds, without the need for pre-treatment, incubation or chemical reagents.

Commentating on the event, David Childs, said:

“The summer lecture was an insightful and informative event. The keynote speaker gave some interesting insights which we will take back and share with our Kersia team and customers. We all enjoyed meeting the attendees and Romer’s Cytoquant attracted a lot of interest. Here at Kersia UK we work closely with the Romer team"