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Sensing in Food Workshop - 25th February 2014

The Electronics Sensors and Photonics KTN will be running a free half-day workshop to discuss current challenges and future technologies in the UK food industry for contaminant sensing. The event with be held at the Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel, London.


The event will be in the form of a half-day afternoon workshop where members of the food industry, representatives of sensor technology firms and interested parties can informally discuss the challenges and technical solutions to the key issues with reference to a report being drafted by ESP KTN.

Challenges identified include:

  1. Glass contamination
  2. Fruit ripeness quantification
  3. Muscle and fat content of meat 
  4. Plastic contamination
  5. Hair contamination
  6. Insect contamination
  7. ... and others.


The aims of the workshop are:

  • Provide a comprehensive study of the challenges faced by food manufacturers
  • Identify key technology areas to meet the challenges
  • Promote opportunites for sensor companies in the food sector
  • Provide a map of UK capability in the contaminant sensing sector
  • Provide a networking opportunity for interetsted companies

Who Should Attend?

  • Sensor companies with an interest in non-destructive evaluation in food processing
  • Food processing companies who wish to discuss their requirements
  • People working in linked sectors with an interest in foreign body detection

Provisional Agenda

The workshop will consist of two sessions of round-table discussions guided by initial scoping by ESP KTN. Delegates will be invited to provide thoughts, requirements and suggestion on the challenges and technologies which will be collated by ESP KTN and written into a report summarising the results of the workshop.

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.00 Introductions ESP KTN, Bioscience KTN
14.00 - 14.30 Overview of Report ESP KTN
14.30 - 15.15 Session 1 Challenges
15.15 - 15.25 Comments  
15.25 - 15.45 Coffee
15.45 - 16.30 Session 2 Solutions
16.30 - 16.40 Comments  
16.40 - 17.00 Close



This is a free event, so please register soon!

To register, please contact Matt Butchers at ESP KTN


07715 082 259

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