17th Annual UK Association for Food Protection Conference

“How allergens affect business and society”

Join us for the 17th annual conference with over 100 food and drink industry professionals. At this free conference you’ll hear from industry leading speakers and there’ll be great opportunities to network with delegates from food and drink processing and manufacturing businesses, academia, environmental health and trading standards.

Date: Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 09:00 - 16:00

Topics: A range of speakers will discuss the impact of allergens on business and society. Topics will include allergen control requirements, allergen management, successfully manufacturing products that are free from allergens and the role played by regulators, industry and consumers. 

Registration closing date: 8th October 2019

Venue: Hilton Cardiff (opposite Cardiff Castle in the city centre), Kingsway, Greyfriars Rd, Cardiff CF10 3HH

For those flying into the city, Cardiff International Airport (CWL) is just a 30 minute drive from the hotel. There is limited parking available at the Hilton (£15 a day) and you can find other car parking  by Cardiff City Hall on King Edward VII Avenue and Museum Avenue as well as at the NCP Greyfriars Road.

Teas, coffees and lunch will be provided during the day.

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Best Student and Early Career Researcher Poster Competition
For the first time this year we are holding a student and early career researcher poster competition. For further details about eligibility and entering, please click here.

Nearby transport options
Cardiff Central Street train station – 0.7 miles
Cardiff Queen Street – 0.4 miles
M4 at junction 32 – 4.4 miles
Cardiff International Airport (CWL) - 13.4 miles


Who are the speakers?
Lynne Regent – Anaphylaxis Campaign - The importance of allergen control
Mike Woods – Just Love Foods - Cake - a matter of life or death
Dr Paulino Schembri - The University of Central Lancashire - Food allergy sufferers perception of the food service industry - a study
John Figgins – BRCGS - Protecting the allergic consumer through rigorous factory controls
Dr Joels Wilson-Nieuwenhuis – Holchem – Allergen detection, removal and management in industry
Nathan Barnhouse – Food Standards Agency - Allergen Labelling Review

Will there be disabled access?

09:00 – 09:30. Conference will start promptly at 09:30.

Where can we exhibit?
There will be spaces made available within the conference area and lounge. Please contact ZERO2FIVE@cardiffmet.ac.uk for more details. These exhibition spaces are limited.

Will there be an opportunity to network?
There will be an opportunity to network with a variety of food and drink industry professionals and experts including food and drink processors, enforcement, government and academia.

Who do we contact?
For all enquiries regarding the UKAFP conference please contact ZERO2FIVE@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

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 The UKAFP is affiliated with the International Association for Food Protection.