A decade of Chilled Education! 

September marks the tenth anniversary of CFA’s award-winning Chilled Education initiative. The project was launched on 12 September 2011 and aimed to: ‘inform, educate and inspire children in all areas of the dynamic and diverse chilled food sector.’ Since then thousands of teachers and students have benefitted from innovative resources, industry insights and practical support from the CEd team. Many students have chosen to study food science-related subjects and have secured not only placements, but full-time posts in CFA member companies as a result. The CEd website continues to evolve and develop with new career case study insights planned for […]

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Raiding the store cupboard for science!

Lockdown restrictions continue to limit the face-to-face work of the CEd team – but not its imagination and ingenuity! With home schooling continuing into 2021, the store cupboard science experiments continued to offer alternative, fun ways to explore science. CEd’s Charlotte and her girls Morgan and Tilly took Halloween, Christmas and Food Waste Action Week as inspiration for their experiments. Social media platforms have played a key role in getting the ideas circulated, as well as supporting national themes such as Food Waste Action Week, British Science Week, Apprenticeships Week and Careers Week – attracting many reactions and helping the […]

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Connecting through the virtual world

Restrictions on travel over the last twelve months have led to meetings, conferences and presentations on virtual platforms becoming the norm. In November CFA Director Karin Goodburn presented at the Food Focus South Africa Food Safety Summit. The conference attracted over 800 participants and Karin joined international high profile colleagues including Bill Marler (MarlerClark), Richard Swannell (WRAP), and Prof Lucia Anelich. Issues covered included emerging pathogens, biocides and antimicrobial resistance. In February, Karin opened the National Biofilms Innovation Centre webinar on Microbes and Biofilms in the Food Industry with a presentation on Food Hygiene Biocides – Regulation and Reality and […]

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