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Ashbourne food scientist’s award will help his research

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: February 15, 2013

By GARETH BUTTERFIELD

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A FOOD technical manager from Ashbourne has gained a Registered Scientist Award from the Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Richard Wigley, (pictured) who heads up the technical team at The Food and Drink Forum, will now use the award to access scientific and technical food information provided by institute to pass onto fellow members.

The forum provides business support services to food and drink firms across the East Midlands and beyond.

Fiona Anderson, managing director of the Nottingham-based Food and Drink Forum, said: “We would like to congratulate Richard on gaining a Registered Scientist Award, which recognises the standards to which he works and the knowledge and expertise that he has in this field,”

The RSci is a new award based on a combination of knowledge, competence and a commitment to high standards of professionalism.

It provides recognition of the roles that scientists play within all aspects of the food sector, in areas such as new product development, food safety, food analysis, product quality and food production.

The Forum’s technical team, made up of Richard Wigley and Kasia Chapman, provides a range of business support services, including formulation, shelf life improvement, packaging advice, technical advice and services, labelling and nutritional advice, auditing, accreditation and certification, new product development support and training.

Established in 1998 as a not-for-profit, membership-led organisation to stimulate and support the sustainable growth and development of the food and drink industry in the East Midlands, the forum operates across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland, as well as further afield.

It has members across the region, including manufacturers, food service operators, consultants and businesses providing services to the food and drink sector.

To find out more email enquiries@foodanddrinkforum.co.uk or telephone 0115 9758810.

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