Processor conference to focus on eating quality

Eblex is to host an inaugural conference for processors in September, focusing on beef and lamb eating quality, it has announced. The event marks the first time that Eblex has organised a conference specifically for the processing sector. The event will be held at Chesford Grange Hotel in Warwickshire.

Among the subjects to be the covered will be the latest research on eating quality, by Eblex’s head of research and development Kim Matthews, packaging and waste reduction by Bristol University’s Dr Ian Richardson, and the new revised standards for the Eblex Quality Standard Mark (QSM) with Eblex marketing manager (Quality Schemes), Laura Bishop and Kim Matthews.

Dr Geraldine Duffy, EU ProSafeBeef project coordinator and head of food safety in the Teagasc Food Research Programme, Ireland, will examine the latest outcomes for the EU ProSafeBeef project in relation to beef safety, while changing consumer trends and buying patterns for beef and lamb will come under the spotlight from Jane Ritchie-Smith, Eblex’s consumer marketing manager.
As well as these talks, a question-and-answer session will give delegates the opportunity to put specific issues to the expert panel.
Dr Phil Hadley, Eblex Southern senior regional manager and event chairman, said: “Our inaugural processor conference will provide the ideal forum for stakeholders in the sector to come together and discuss some of the key industry-related issues.
“Covering everything from beef and lamb eating quality to packaging, waste and changing consumer trends, the conference promises to be an interesting and informative day.”

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