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.

Contact us

IChemE's special interest groups are led by dedicated member volunteers. If you would like to be involved in the launch of this new technical networking community, then please contact Special Interest Groups with details about yourself and how you can help.

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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