Talk & Tour

Why Bother with Quality for Packaging Lines?

THURSDAY, 9 May 2024

10:00 - 16:00 (BST)

By the Southern Section


10:00 - 16:00 (BST)

Shepherd Neame Ltd.

17 Court Street, Faversham

Kent ME13 7AX

Have you ever wondered "Why Bother with Quality for Packaging Lines?" Discover the reasons why this topic deserves your attention at the IBD Southern section's latest event!

At this event we will talk about quality in packaging and try and cover the following topics:

  • Levels of quality (starting from zero)
  • The legal minimum
  • Food safety
  • Due diligence
  • Accreditations – recommendations and benefits
  • Packaging quality by line type
  • Specifications
  • Continuous improvements and techniques (3Q, 5Y etc)
  • Process and plant controls (Gemba, internal audit, hygiene, 5S)

If time allows, there may be a panel Q&A and a possible workshop type activity where others can share what Quality systems they have in place.

If you are a IBD Packaging exam candidate or working in Quality Control/Assurance and Packaging, we encourage you to attend. 


  • Danielle Whelan – Technical Brewer – Shepherd Neame Brewery
  • Stewart Tricker – Senior Brewer & Quality Manager – Shepherd Neame Brewery
  • Matthew Henney – Production Manager – St Austell Brewery

How to get there:

  • By train – make it to St Pancras and it’s an hour train journey to Faversham. A 15 minute walk from there
  • By car:
    • Pay and Display Parking: Partridge Ln, Faversham ME13 7DX. Or, Leslie Smith Dr, Faversham ME13 8PW 

Why you should attend:

  1. Gain knowledge from peers
  2. Improve your own Quality Systems
  3. Learn how to become an accredited site

Tickets: FREE.

Booking deadline: SUNDAY, 5 May 2024.