Monthly News Review from Verner Wheelock – April 2015

Welcome to the April 2015 news review from Verner Wheelock

specialistIt’s been a busy month at Verner Wheelock, now we’re at the end of April the Easter holidays already seem a distant memory. Our specialist training courses including the BRC Issue 7 Update courses continue to prove very popular, as does our new TACCP workshop.

Course News – Flavour of the Month

Interest in our flavour training courses has been building this month with a number of enquiries regarding our 2-day Understanding Flavours course. This course can be run in-house with the 2-day programme being tailored to include lectures and practicals relating to the use of raw materials applied in specific sweet and savoury flavours for the development of new products.

The course has been designed so that lectures are interwoven with practical tasks, giving delegates the chance to create their own flavours and to learn by tasting.

Subjects covered include:

  • Human physiology and flavour perception
  • The importance of flavour balance
  • Flavour raw materials from natural extracts to chemical synthesis
  • Natural flavours and their definition (including flavours produced by enzymes)
  • Flavouring substances
  • Flavours formed as a result of cooking
  • Flavour enhancers and natural alternatives to MSG
  • New developments including salt replacement technologies
  • Techniques used to maintain the impact of flavours over shelf life
  • Legislation surrounding the manufacture and use of flavour

Meanwhile, we are now taking bookings for the 5-day Creating Savoury Flavours course which takes place in October. Course tutor Dr David Baines is currently in Singapore for the Flavourtalk Raw Materials Round Table and Exhibition. Dr Baines is speaking at the Conference, and it’s great to see that a former Savoury Flavours delegate, Tina Tan from Matrix Flavours and Fragrances, is also a speaker at the conference.


Congratulations to Chris Peace for achieving a strong pass in his RSPH Level 4 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing. Chris achieved over 80 % on Paper 2 (the case study) and his hard work and revision clearly paid off! Chris is pictured below receiving his RSPH certificate from Alison Wheelock.

Chris Peace

Also, well done to all those delegates who have taken the FDQ Lead Auditor course recently.  All our students have achieved excellent results in the written exam, but Angela Gage from Unibake Lantmannen who attended the March course in Skipton and achieved a fantastic 98%!

We have just received an excellent set of results for the RSPH Level 3 Award  in HACCP for Food Manufacturing that took place this month, where our delegates not only achieved a 100% pass rate, but all 9 students achieved Distinctions! Great result!

Staff news

We would like to give a warm welcome to our newly appointed Sales Administrator, Gill Thornton, who will be working alongside Carole and Graham to help process bookings for both in-house and open courses. We are sure she will be a great asset to the Verner Wheelock team and look forward to working with her!

Download our latest training calendar and prices. Contact Claire on 01756 700802 or email to book.

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