The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) is an integral part of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Northern Ireland. CAFRE's Loughry Campus, located close to Cookstown in Mid Ulster specialises in education, training and extension services in food processing technology. CAFRE has received a number of recent awards from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) for excellence in training.
Loughry Food Technology Facility
The industry training team deliver a wide range of validated, high level courses for industry in the following areas:
• Safety and quality
• Science and nutrition
• Business improvement
• Energy and waste
• Professional development.
They also design bespoke courses for individual companies and are prepared to deliver at times to meet the needs of customers.
CAFRE has a history of receiving recognition from CIEH for its excellence in training. However, three awards in a row are particularly notable.
Trainee Alison Foster obtained the highest marks in the UK on successful completion of the CIEH Level IV Award in Food Safety Management for Manufacturing. CAFRE staff-member Mrs Claire Millar has received the distinction of receiving the award of the best CIEH-trainer in the UK. And completing the hat trick, CAFRE's Loughry Campus has received the award of the best CIEH centre in the UK.
All three awards will be conferred at a special ceremony at the House of Lords in July, 2015.