EBLEX to Host Inaugural Processor Conference

UK - Latest research on beef and lamb eating quality will be among the topics on the agenda at the English Beef and Lamb Executive’s inaugural Processor Conference.
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EBLEX head of research and development Kim Matthews will focus on the subject at the free conference, on 26 September at the Chesford Grange Hotel, Warwickshire – the first time EBLEX has organised such an event specifically for the processing sector.

Among the other subjects to be covered will be packaging and waste reduction by Bristol University’s Dr Ian Richardson, and the new revised EBLEX Quality Standard Mark standards with EBLEX Marketing Manager (Quality Schemes), Laura Bishop.

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. Changing consumer trends and buying patterns for beef and lamb will come under the spotlight from Jane Ritchie-Smith, EBLEX consumer marketing manager.

Some of the innovative beef and lamb cuts currently being developed by the EBLEX trade marketing team will feature during lunch and two question and answer sessions will give delegates the opportunity to have specific issues addressed by 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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