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Next steps for tackling obesity: prevention, sugar consumption a

Location: Central Edinburgh
Contact phone: 01344864796
Following publication of the revised Scottish Dietary Goals - which match SACN’s advice that intake of free sugars should be halved - and Food Standards Scotland’s report on the Scottish diet in December 2015 suggesting a lack of progress towards improving the Scottish diet, this seminar will provide an opportunity for delegates to consider future priorities for tackling obesity.

Discussion will focus on the potential of further regulation and taxation, including a sugar tax; the role of advertising; latest thinking on consumer choices and behaviour; and the progress and future challenges of the reformulation of products to reduce sugar content.

Further sessions will assess preventative measures adopted by local authorities and schools to tackle childhood obesity and the dissemination of best practice within the industry.

China Foodtech 2017

Location: CIEC,Beijing China
Contact: Ms Wanghua
China International Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Exhibition,as Asia's first-choice event for food processing and packaging machinery ever since its establishment in 1989, gets enthusiastic support from ASSOFOODTEC, UCIMA, KPMA, PPMA, PMMI, JFMA, Dutch Manufactures of Machinery for Food Processing and Packaging and Taiwan Food & Pharmacy Machinery Manufacturers’ Association. In the past 22 years, China Foodtech brought together with over 170,000 trade visitors from 46 countries and regions.

Butcher’s Shop of the Year

Contact: Rod Addy
Brought to you by Meat Trades Journal, the Butcher's Shop of the Year Awards are renowned as the premier event for the UK butchery sector. They recognise excellence in craft butchery and winners enter an exclusive group representing the crème de la crème of British butchery.

Policy priorities for the UK food, drink and farming industry

Location: TBC, Central London
Contact phone: +44 (0)1344 864796
Contact: Westminster Food and Nutrition Forum
This event is CPD certified

This conference will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to discuss the policy priorities for the UK food, drink and farming industry.

With expected discussion on the impact of the EU referendum on the UK’s food and farming sector, the seminar will also be a timely opportunity to discuss Defra’s industry-led 25-year plan to boost the growth of the UK’s food and farming sector, due out later this year.

Further planned sessions will assess the commercial opportunities and challenges for industry including next steps for UK brands internationally and their access to new and established markets, innovative approaches to improving efficiency, and issues for meeting the demand of new skills in the sector.

We are delighted that Sarah Church, Director, Food and Farming, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has agreed to deliver a keynote address at this seminar, together with Minette Batters, Deputy President, NFU; Angela Coleshill, Competitiveness Director, Food and Drink Federation; Rob Ward, Co-Founder, Grocery Accelerator; Steve Wearne, Director of Policy, Food Standards Agency; Paul Wilkinson, Chair, National Skills Academy for Food and Drink Manufacturing and a senior speaker confirmed from ADAS.

Calum Kerr MP, Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Environment and Rural Affairs) has kindly agreed to chair part of this seminar. Additional senior participants are currently being approached.

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