5 June - 6 June 2014

Developments in Deep Fat Frying for Health and Quality

Organised by:

SCI’s Lipids Group supported by the Food Group

Meadow Suite, University of Reading, Reading, UK

Registration Closed

This event is no longer available for registration.

Frying is a very popular method for food preparation worldwide, both on domestic and industrial scales, because it yields products with unique texture, flavour and appearance, which makes the food more desirable and palatable. In order to meet the high demand and ever changing needs of consumers, the frying industry and fast-food sectors are now utilising oils perceived to be healthier (ie low in saturated fatty acids and free from trans fatty acids), and manufacturing products that are relatively lower in calories.

Well-known speakers drawn from both academia and industry will discuss the latest research and new technology developments in frying systems, and focus on current trends in the selection of healthier and sustainable frying oils, techniques for lowering product oil content, tests for controlling oil quality,strategies for minimising the formation of undesirable components and ways of improving nutritional profile. 

The Lipids Group’s SCI International Lecture will also take place during this 2 day event.
The conference will be of great interest to researchers, scientists and technologists working in frying and allied industry e.g. frying oil producers and users, fast-food operators, fried snack food manufacturers and retailers, nutritionists, regulators, environmentalists, and frying equipment manufacturers. If you are involved in the frying sector, you cannot afford to miss this event.

Day 1 - Thursday 5 June

Registration and refreshments
Chairman's welcome and introduction
Emerging trends in process engineering research for healthier frying
Keshavan Niranjan, University of Reading, UK
Hydrolytic and thermo-oxidative changes in frying oils used in repeated frying
Francisco Sanchez Muniz, Madrid University, Madrid
Kinetic modelling of the formation of acrylamide in French fries
Jane Parker, University of Reading, UK
Hgh stability frying oils for food service industries: Production and maintenance of quality
Bernd Brinkmann, Walter Rau AG, Germany
Frying performance of HS-HO sunflower oil
Lucas Pan, Advanta Semillas, France
Health and performance benefits of omega-9 oils in frying applications
Richard Burrell, Dow Seeds, UK
Rapid methods for monitoring frying oil degradation by FT-NIR
Dagmar Behmer, Bruker Optics, Germany
Adsorbent purification technology to maintain frying oil quality
Brian Cooke, The Dallas Group, USA
Refreshment break
Lipids group international lecture - Frying in nutritionally and commercially challenging environments
Brian Meyer, Pepsico Ltd, USA
Optional RSSL Tour - 1 hour
Gala Dinner

Day 2 - Friday 6 June

Chairman's introduction
Is there optimum oil for health?
Julie Lovegrove, University of Reading, UK
Balancing health with taste and stability in frying oil formulations
Rob Winwood, Lipids DSM Nutritional Products, UK
Deep frying beyond taste and smell - Potential health risks and benefits
Marc Pignitter, University of Vienna, Austria
Refreshment break
Frying oil management for fast food sector for healthier fried products
John Carlyon, Klipspringer Ltd, UK
Energy saving through advanced control of food frying
Savvas Tassou, Brunel University, UK
Bobby Kane, Heat and Control, UK
Lipids Group AGM Lecture - Better-for-you savoury snacks by design
Steve Chandler, SNACMA, London
Closing remarks
Lipids Group AGM
Presentations from Young Lipid Scientist Award applicants
Accessibility Grants

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Venue and Contact

University of Reading

The Meadow Suite
Park House
The University of Reading


Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Earlybird rates before 25 April 2014
GB£235 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SCI/EFL Member
GB£100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Student Member
GB£310 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Non-Member 
GB£150 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subsidised Member

Standard rates after 25 April 2014
GB£285 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI/EFL Member 
GB£120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Member 
GB£375 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Non-Member 
GB£180 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subsdised Member

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Additional Info

RSSL Laboratories Tour

A tour of the Reading Scientific Services Laboratories will take place at 17:15 after close of the conference on Thursday 5 June. If you would like to attend please select this as an option during registration or email nadine.cameron@soci.org

Alternative times may be available for the tour. Please email nadine.cameron@soci.org if you are unable to attend at 17:15.

Please note that this tour will take a maximum of 20 people.

Gala Dinner

A 3 course gala dinner will be held on the night of Thursday 5 June at the cost of £40 per person.

Organising Committee

Dr Parkash Kochhar
Prof. K. Niranjan
Dr Rob Winwood
Mr Andy Kerridge


Accommodation is available in the on campus Cedars Hotel at a reduced delegate rate of £70.74 per night including breakfast. As there are a limited number of rooms available on the nights of 4 and 5 June, please call the hotel directly and book your room by 2 May 2014. After this date there is no guarantee that a room will be available at this hotel. 
Payment can be made to the hotel on departure.