More than 10,000 food & drink professionals from 10 UK professional membership organisations and learned societies have teamed up to provide a single informed voice to influence and support government food initiatives, the media and inform the public.


The group, known as ProFSET (Professional Food Science, Engineering and Technology group), is holding its launch event on November 23 at the Institute of Physics in London. It features two exceptional keynote speakers from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and DEFRA, followed by perspectives on Creating a Sustainable UK Food System from the 10 ProFSET groups, closing with what promises to be a lively Panel Discussion facilitated by Prof Ian Noble, VP R&D Mondelez and Chair of Innovate UK Food Sector Group.

Applied Microbiology International is among the groups that will be presenting at the event, which is organised jointly with SCI’s Food Group.

Kate Halliwell, Chief Scientific Officer at FDF, will give a keynote speech on ’UK Food Manufacturing – driving change in the food system’, while the other keynote speaker, DEFRA Chief Scientific Adviser Prof Gideon Henderson, will talk about ’Feeding a growing population affordably in the face of health, climate, and biodiversity challenges’.

ProfSET aims to provide opportunities for collaboration, knowledge sharing and cooperation across industry and academia, promoting the industry as an exciting career path and supporting the development, education and training of food professionals.

To find out more and register for the event, click HERE.