The food and drink manufacturing industry contributes £28.8bn to UK gross value added annually (DEFRA) and vacuum technologies are applied across many aspects of this substantial industry. This meeting will bring together a range of applications of vacuum in food manufacturing, for example vacuum cooling and drying, deodorization, aseptic processing and sterilization, storage and transport. It will provide a forum to link delegates from the food manufacturing sector with vacuum equipment developers and suppliers, with industrial and academic presentations on developments and the ‘state of the art’ in the various applications of vacuum in food manufacturing.
The programme is co-sponsored by the IoP Vacuum Group and the IoP Physics in Food Manufacturing Group. A half-day meeting is being organised leaving plenty of time for networking and a visit to the Vacuum Expo exhibition of vacuum equipment and suppliers.