Events

FPC organises many industry visits and our workshops encourage discussion and information sharing between members.

November

12

2024

FPC Technical Meeting - Quarter 4
This on-line event features speakers from HSE regarding pesticide regulation plus other guests. Topics include food safety, regulation, import / export, plant health and other key issues aff...

October

15

2024

FPC Sustainability Meeting - Quarter 4
Members are welcome to join this online quarterly meeting to discuss topics including Net Zero, Climate Impact, Eco-labelling, Ethical Trading and Water Resilience. Please contact nicola@fre...

September

27

2024

FPC Fresh Awards 2024
The FPC Fresh Awards, organized by the Fresh Produce Consortium, ar...

August

13

2024

FPC Technical Meeting - Quarter 3
This on-line event features speakers from HSE regarding pesticide regulation plus other guests. Topics include food safety, regulation, import / export, plant health and other key issues aff...

July

16

2024

FPC Sustainability Meeting - Quarter 3
Members are welcome to join this online quarterly meeting to discuss topics including Net Zero, Climate Impact, Eco-labelling, Ethical Trading and Water Resilience. Please contact nicola@fre...

May

14

2024

FPC Technical Meeting - Quarter 2
This on-line event features speakers from HSE regarding pesticide regulation plus other guests. Topics include food safety, regulation, import / export, plant health and other key issues aff...

May

09

2024

FPC Sustainability Meeting - Quarter 2
Members are welcome to join this online quarterly meeting to discuss topics including Net Zero, Climate Impact, Eco-labelling, Ethical Trading and Water Resilience. Please contact nicola@fre...

April

16

2024

Grower Seasonal Worker Online Webinars
All UK businesses that employ seasonal horticultural workers are invited to join the online webinars. Seasonal Worker Update and Addressing Key Challenges, 16th April...

April

11

2024

BTOM: Prepare for the upcoming import controls from Apr'24 (plants focused)
This training session will focus on the changes to border checks that come into force on 30 April 2024. It is aimed at traders who import high risk plants and plant products/ medium-risk plants and...

March

14

2024

BTOM: Prepare for the upcoming import controls from Apr'24 (plants focused)
This training session will focus on the changes to border checks that come into force on 30 April 2024. It is aimed at traders who import high risk plants and plant products/ medium-risk plants and...

March

14

2024

ASSOCIATE MEMBER EVENT ¦ Managing Pesticides in Fresh Produce Course (in-person event)

Potton, Central Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The course will encourage active participation and utilise practical examples to facilitate the application of learning to real business situations, enhancing practical skills and understanding....

February

28

2024

Horticulture webinar: Industrial Energy Transformation Fund
The Controlled Environment Horticulture (CEH) sector is now eligible to access Phase 3 of the Industrial En...

February

06

2024

FPC Technical Meeting - Quarter 1
This on-line event features speakers from HSE regarding pesticide regulation plus other guests. Topics include food safety, regulation, import / export, plant health and other key issues aff...

February

01

2024

BTOM: The Authorised Operator Status (AOS) pilot Webinar 01/02/2024
The UK government has published the Border Target Operating Model, also known as the BTOM, which sets out a world-leading model for the import of goods, including plants and plant products, underpi...

January

30

2024

ASSOCIATE MEMBER EVENT - Securing Skills in the Food Sector Webinar
The UK food market is facing unprecedented issues in securing labour. In early 2024 fines for right to work non-compliance are due to triple to up to £60,000 per employee. It is vital to ensure rig...

January

18

2024

Importing HRFNAO via EU to GB: New CHED Part 1 notification - January webinars
For further information about the CHED Part 1 import notification for HRFNAO join us online on Thursday 18 January 2024 at 2.00pm for a Defra online information sessi...

January

17

2024

BTOM: What does this mean for exports from Ireland?
BTOM: What does this mean for exports from Ireland?...

January

16

2024

Prepare for the upcoming import controls from Jan'24 (plants focused)
Prepare for the upcoming import controls from Jan'2...

January

16

2024

FPC Sustainability Meeting - Quarter 1
Members are welcome to join this online quarterly meeting to discuss topics including Net Zero, Climate Impact, Eco-labelling, Ethical Trading and Water Resilience. Please contact nicola@fre...

December

20

2023

DEFRA IPAFFS Transition Training - 20th December 2023
The sessions will cover how to raise a notification in IPAFFS, how to use new functionality, the PEACH to IPAFFS transition timeline, and there will be Policy and Technical colleagues on the call ...

December

13

2023

FPC Annual General Meeting

Fresh Produce Consortium

The 30th Annual General Meeting of the Fresh Produce Consortium will be held on Wednesday 13 December 2023 at 12.30 pm at the FPC office, Minerva House, Minerva Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterboro...

November

30

2023

BTOM: Prepare for the upcoming import controls from Apr'24 (plants focused)
The UK government has published the Border Target Operating Model, also known as the BTOM, which sets out a world-leading model for the import of goods, including plants and plant products, underpi...

November

27

2023

BTOM: Prepare for the upcoming import controls from Jan'24 - Certification
The UK government has published the Border Target Operating Model, also known as the BTOM, which sets out a world-leading model for the import of goods, including plants and plant products, underpi...

November

16

2023

Importing HRFNAO via the EU to GB: the new CHED Part 1 notification
We invite our members to attend the below meeting being held by DEFRA as this is a good opportunity to gain information on the upcoming changes. ...

October

25

2023

BTOM: Prepare for the upcoming import controls from Apr'24 (plants focused) - BORDER CHECK CHANGES
The UK government has published the Border Target Operating Model, also known as the BTOM, which sets out a world-leading model for the import of goods, including plants and plant products, underpi...

October

19

2023

Defra Webinar - BTOM Prepare for the upcoming import controls from Jan'24 (plants focused)
The UK government has published the Border Target Operating Model, also known as the BTOM, which sets out a world-leading model for the import of goods, including plants and plant products, underpi...

October

17

2023

FPC Technical Meeting
This on-line event features speakers from HSE regarding pesticide regulation plus other guests. Topics include food safety, regulation, import / export, plant health and other key issues a...

October

10

2023

Defra Webinar - BTOM: The Authorised Operator Status (AOS) proposal
The UK government has published the Border Target Operating Model, also known as the BTOM, which sets out a world-leading model for the import of goods, including plants and plant products, underpi...

September

29

2023

FPC FRESH AWARDS 2023

Grosvenor House Hotel, 90, Park Lane, Mayfair, London, Greater London, England, W1K 7TN, United Kingdom

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September

20

2023

Vertical Farming / Controlled Environment Food Safety Guidance Workshop Invitation

York Biotech Campus, Sand Hutton, North Yorkshire, England, YO41 1LZ, United Kingdom

The FPC, in collaboration with FERA and Scotland Rural College, would like to invite you to a stakeholder workshop to identify the opportunity to develop standardised food safety guidance t...

September

19

2023

FPC Sustainability Meeting
FPC Sustainability Meeting This is a virtual meeting and will take place on the 19th September at 10am. Please register your intention to attend with kshi...

September

13

2023

BTOM - What does this mean for the Fresh Produce Sector? - DEFRA Training Session
The UK government has published the draft Border Target Operating Model, also known as the TOM, which sets out a world-leading model for the import of goods, including plants and plant products, un...

September

07

2023

BTOM - What does this mean for the Horticultural Sector? - DEFRA Training Session
The UK government has published the draft Border Target Operating Model, also known as the TOM, which sets out a world-leading model for the import of goods, including plants and plant products, un...

September

06

2023

Modern Slavery Intelligence Network Conference 6th September 2023

Tesco Event Space - Heart Building, Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, AL4 1TW, UK

Welcome to the MSIN Conference 2023 Objectives: Review of progress two years on and discuss how we can acceler...

July

13

2023

FPC Technical Meeting

Jamaica High Commission, 1-2 Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BZ.

FPC Technical Meeting We are being kindly hosted by the Jamaican High Commission for this quarterly Technical Meeting. The meeting will run from 11am - 1....

May

17

2023

Stronger Together's 10 Year Event Conference
  Stronger Together 10 years: Towards a future free from exploitation  Wednesday 17th May,  9-5p...

May

16

2023

Taking Action For Sustainability
Taking Action For Sustainability As our planet grapples with urgent environmental and social issues, it's time to unite and take action. You are invited to atte...

May

15

2023

Taking Action For Sustainability - University of Northampton Sustainability Summit 2023, scheduled for 15th and 16th May 2023.
Taking Action For Sustainability As our planet grapples with urgent environmental and social issues, it's time to unite and take action. You are invited to atte...

May

12

2023

FPC / FSA Precision Breeding Stakeholder Call 12/5/2023 - 14-15.00pm
This informal call is open to FPC members wishing to ask questions in relation to precision breeding development and progress. We will be joined by Takbeer Ahmed, Genetic Technologies Policy Adviso...

May

11

2023

FARESHARE WEBINAR: How partnership working can tackle food poverty and reduce food waste. MAY 11th 12:30
Members are invited to join this informative webinar (hosted on Teams), where Emma Brown (Commercial Manager), Ben Read (Commercial Officer) from FareShare, and Jess Latchford (Director) at Waste K...

May

05

2023

Target Operating Model – What the industry needs to know. 1pm. 5th May, Centre Of Excellence, Lincoln University
Following the recent publication of the Target Operating Model, those with a responsibility for importing produce into the UK will need to be aware of the implications the proposed border controls ...

April

26

2023

Sign up for the FPC TOM Briefing - 26th April 11-1pm - KENT

PML - Kent, Lympne, Folkestone and Hythe District, Kent, England, CT21 4LR, United Kingdom

Following the recent publication of the Target Operating Model, those with a responsibility for importing produce into the UK will need to be aware of the implications the proposed border controls ...

April

18

2023

FPC Technical Meeting - Agenda
Members are invited to join the 13.00 -15.00pm meeting on April 18th 2023. This will be a virtual meeting and all members are welcome. Please contact kshields@freshproduce.org.uk if you wis...

March

16

2023

FPC Future & Careers Event 16th March 2023
We would welcome your feedback on our recent event - please complete our short survey https://bit.ly/3TUrWWs All respondents will ...

March

15

2023

ALP Seasonal Worker Roadshows
Your invitation to the Grower Seasonal Workers’ 2023 Roadshow This is an invitation for all UK growers that employ seasonal agricultural workers, both through the Seasonal W...

March

07

2023

FPC Sustainability Meeting - Agenda added
This meeting starts at 10am and runs to 12pm. Please contact kshields@freshproduce.org.uk if you wish to join this meeting. Please find the agenda and meeting link here: ...

January

20

2023

Towards Aviation Sustainability Webinar
Aviation currently accounts for around 2% of Carbon emissions, and about 3.5% of global warming. With a growing demand for decarbonising supply chains and simultaneous expected growth in aviation d...

December

09

2022

HMRC CDS Clinic Webinar
Following the migration from CHIEF to CDS, FPC are facilitating a clinic (hosted by HMRC) for all members to discuss progress and any recurring issues. This session will last approximately an hour....

November

23

2022

MANAGING PESTICIDE TESTING IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY

Maxted House, Maxted Road, Maylands Business Park, Maylands, Hemel Hempstead, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, East of England, England, HP2 7DZ, United Kingdom

Key Speakers: Dr Naresh Patel, Jonathan Horner and Phil Gurney (AUDAX) Guest Speaker: Alison Johnson (Food Forensics) This course collates all the principles that are related to pesti...

November

10

2022

International Federation for Produce Standards - Global Sustainability Symposium
FPC is a member of IFPS, the International Federation for Produce Standards. IFPS already works on our behalf at a global level on product identification, food safety, traceability and information ...

September

29

2022

FPC Technical Meeting 29th September 2022 13.00 - 15.00pm
Agenda 1. Welcome – Jon Tugwell (Chair)2. Approval of the minutes of the meeting held on 29th June 20223. Matters arising from the last minutes4. Pesticid...

September

23

2022

IDENTIFYING AND MANAGING FRESH PRODUCE MICROBIAL PATHOGEN RISKS IN CROP PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENTS

Maylands Business Park, Maylands, Hemel Hempstead, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, England, HP2 7DX, United Kingdom

Presented by David Kennedy and Malcolm Laidlaw This training course will aim to develop attendees understanding and knowledge in these areas, to allow them to use their skills to practicall...

September

16

2022

FPC FRESH AWARDS 2022 - ENTER NOW & BOOK YOUR PLACE

Grosvenor House, Park Lane, Westminster, Greater London, England, W1K 7TN, United Kingdom

This year sees the return of the prestigious FPC Fresh Awards, which will once again feature a range of categories that recognise and celebrate all aspects of fresh produce, with a number of new aw...

July

27

2022

HR FORUM WEBINAR
HR FORUM MEETING AGENDA WEDNESDAY 27 JULY – 10AM The webinar w...

July

12

2022

IPAFFS Introductory sessions - REGISTER NOW
REGISTER FOR IPAFFS AND ATTEND AN INTRODUCTORY WEBINAR The new imports system (IPAFFS) is now ready for registration and the notification of imports. If you import between GB and EU, you sho...

June

29

2022

AUSTRALIAN F&B ROADSHOW, LONDON
Join Austrade and Australia’s premium food and beverage producers at the Australian High Commission in London for a celebration of Australia’s world-class products including meat, seafood, honey, w...

June

29

2022

FPC Technical Group Meeting
Our next Technical Group meeting for FPC members is a virtual meeting. Going forward, we will be looking to schedule in-person events are varying locations. If you ar...

June

23

2022

SUPPLIER APPROVAL - ENSURING FRESH PRODUCE DUE DILIGENCE FROM PRODUCE TRADING AND PACKING TO HIGH CARE FOOD MANUFACTURING

Maxted Road, Maylands Business Park, Maylands, Hemel Hempstead, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, East of England, England, HP2 7DZ, United Kingdom

Presented by David Kennedy and Malcolm LaidlawVenue : i2 FAST, Maxted House, Maxted Road, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. HP2 7DXCost : £280 plus VAT per deleg...

June

22

2022

FPC / HMRC CHIEF To CDS Migration Support Webinar
HMRC have offered FPC members an opportunity to hear about the migration process and be able to ask questions relating to the specific requirements. The Customs Declaration ...

June

15

2022

MSIN conference hosted at G’s Fresh, Ely 15 June 2022
The Modern Slavery Intelligence Network, are officially launching with an MSIN conference hosted at G’s Fresh, Ely on 15th of June 2022. Professionals from the private, public and third sect...

June

07

2022

WORLD FOOD SAFETY DAY - 7TH JUNE 2022
World Food Safety Day will be taking place on 7 June 2022 with the aim to draw attention and mobilise action to prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks and improve human health. The World Health...

June

01

2022

Foresighting the Future Packhouse
The FPC and the University of Lincoln invite you to contribute to a major new study that will shape future training for your industry. The Gatsby Charitable Foundation is funding a pilot pr...

March

03

2022

Managing Pesticides in Fresh Produce
A one-day seminar for Technical Managers who have regular contact with retailers in the UK. This training is managed and delivered by Practical Solutions International. Learning outc...

February

16

2022

FPC Technical Group meeting
Our next Technical Group meeting for FPC members is a virtual meeting. The agenda includes: Update from the Chemicals Regulation Directorate/HSE.D...

October

05

2021

FPC Technical Group meeting - autumn 2021
Our next Technical Group meeting for FPC members is being hosted by i2 FAST at its Head Office. As well as hosting the meeting, i2 FAST has kindly offered members the opportunity to take a tour of ...

June

25

2021

FPC Technical Group Summer 2021
The Technical Group is open to all FPC members. This meeting will be held online. Our agenda for this meeting will cover: Matters arising from the last meetingUpdate fro...

February

11

2021

FPC Technical Group February 2021
All FPC members are invited to participate in the FPC Technical Group meeting. Our agenda for this meeting covers:Coronavirus (Covid-19): FPC guidance and industry issues raised ...

December

16

2020

Annual General Meeting
The 28th Annual General Meeting of the Fresh Produce Consortium will be held on Wednesday 16 December 2020 at 12.30 pm at the FPC office, Minerva House, Minerva Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterboro...

May

27

2024

Sign up & register your interest to attend the next FPC TOM Briefing -date and venue to be announced
Following the recent publication of the Target Operating Model, those with a responsibility for importing produce into the UK will need to be aware of the implications the proposed border controls ...