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27 October 2005
Oxoid Food Awards Winners Receive Prizes
At the recent Oxoid Food Seminar Day, held at Campden & Chorleywood Food Research Association in the UK, the Oxoid Awards were presented.
An invited audience of food and brewing professionals at Oxoid’s 3rd Food Seminar Day heard a range of experts talking on key issues facing today’s food microbiology laboratories. This was followed by presentation of the Oxoid Awards, which are organised in conjunction with International Food Hygiene magazine. The winners were:
Oxoid LABORATORY TECHNICIAN of the Year
1st: Rachel Fletcher, Westward Laboratories, Callington, Cornwall, who received a commemorative trophy, £1,000 and a trip to the 2006 International Association of Food Protection Meeting in Calgary, Canada.
2nd place: Muhammad Sabir Hussain, Qarshi Research International Ltd, Pakistan.
3rd place: Kate Roberts, Youngs Bluecrest Seafoods, Grimsby, N E Lincolnshire.
Oxoid LABORATORY of the Year
1st: Westward Laboratories, Callington, Cornwall, received a commemorative trophy and a cheque for £500.
2nd: Wessex Environmental Microbiology Services, Southampton, Hampshire.
3rd: Bernard Matthews, Norwich, Norfolk.
Highly Commended: Southern Salads, Tonbridge, Kent.
THE JUDGES’ SPECIAL AWARD
Jimmy Swan accepted the Judges’ Special Award and a cheque for £500 on behalf of Wye Valley Brewery, Stoke Lacy, Hereford.
The winners then attended a celebratory dinner at the Three Ways House Hotel in Gloucestershire, which is home to the world famous “Pudding Club”, where a special Oxoid Pudding was served to commemorate the occasion!
For more details of how to enter the 2006 Oxoid Awards, please contact Val Kane, Awards Co-ordinator on: email: email@example.com, tel: +44 (0) 1256 841144, fax: +44 (0) 1256 329728.