Food and Drink

About us

Modern food and drink manufacturing processes are highly sophisticated, involving heat and mass transfer, mixing, reaction, separation and transport of liquids and solid materials. The design and operation of safe and cost-effective process lines, whilst ensuring product quality and microbiological safety, requires a multidisciplinary approach to all aspects of process hygiene.

The Food and Drink Special Interest Group provides a networking community for anyone with an interest in this complex and diverse sector, whatever their background.

Mission Statement

Empowering Food & Drink Engineering Professionals.


  • Promote the profile of food engineering
  • Support the professional development, education and training of our members and others
  • Advocate and disseminate sustainable practices
  • Develop networks to support the profession


  • technical seminars, workshops and site visits
  • regular newsletter 
  • website with member-only areas
  • conference bursaries to support students attending conferences
  • prizes for undergraduates on food engineering-related courses
  • representation of professional interests via international forums
  • regular webinars on a range of topics.

Joining Instructions

Access to this group is a member exclusive benefit. To join the group and receive notifications of activities, log in and click the 'Join Now' button at the top of the page.

Contact us

Need some help? Contact us through our member group support team.

Members of the Food and Drink special interest group may be interested in the Sustainability Hub – peer-reviewed knowledge and free on-demand training focusing on all things sustainability.

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