Sugar - A Sweet Poison (Feb 28, 9AM GMT, Milton Keynes, UK)

January 17, 2018

Join SAI Global and SOFHT (Society of Food Hygiene & Technology) for a Breakfast Meeting to gain a greater understanding of sugar, its usage and effect on health and the role of the food industry within it.  There will be plenty of opportunities for delegates to discuss in detail their requirements, concerns and also to raise questions on the subject matter.


09.00 - 09.30: Arrival with Continental Breakfast Buffet
09.30 - 09.40: Introduction to SOFHT
09.40 - 10.25: Dr Roberta Re - Director General of World Sugar Research Organisation
10.25 - 10.45: Q&A
10.45 - 11.15: Break
11.15 - 12.00: Professor Julian Cooper - Previously British Sugar Head of Food Science


• What are sugars?
• What do sugars do in products? i.e. sugars functionality
• Hidden sugars - what is on the label?
• Reformulation of products containing sugars - the challenges
• High intensity sweeteners e.g. Aspartame and steviol glycosides
• Compare and contrast 'artificial' vs 'natural' sweeteners and compare and contrast these in the context of reformulation taking into account the differing requirements in different products including soft drinks
• The role of sugar in nutrition and health and how is dietary sugar used by the body
• Global sugar policies and guidelines
• Sugar sweetened beverages and the taxation agenda
• Sweeteners (with or without calories).

Cost: £35 + VAT (SOFHT Members), £70 + VAT (Non-SOFHT members), £15 +VAT (Students) per delegate (continental breakfast buffet & certificate of attendance included)

Time: 9.00am-12.30pm

Venue: SAI Global, Heron House, Davy Avenue, Knowlhill, Milton Keynes. MK5 8JH

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