How to improve worker safety

How Food Processing Equipment Can Improve Worker Safety

Each year over 5,000 injuries in food and drink manufacturing are reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the UK alone. Although this figure is high, workplace injuries in this industry have almost halved since the ‘A Recipe for Safety’ initiative was introduced in 1990. Whilst this is a considerable improvement, the food and drink manufacturing sector still has a lot to do to reduce injury rates in the manufacturing sector as a whole.

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How to prevent food contamination

Food Contamination: Reputations on the Line

Food safety scares often make national and international headlines and a well-publicized incident can destroy the worth of a brand name in an alarmingly short period of time. Moreover, product recalls caused by physical contamination can cost millions of pounds to execute – with fines and compensation claims on top. Frank Borrmann, product inspection specialist,…

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Ensuring Food Safety

Ensuring Food Safety

Manufacturers and brand owners can gain an understanding how physical contamination in food products occur in the production environment and how inspection technologies prevent food safety incidents. Technical information will help food manufacturers select the best product inspection technology to safeguard their applications. Expert advice about future food safety trends is provided to further improve…

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How to reduce plastic waste by choosing good packaging

The Importance of Packaging

By producing tons of waste every year, we intensify environmental pollution. Especially plastics and non-recyclable materials compound the situation. As the production of waste rises year by year, it is necessary to find a solution. Nowadays a variety of so-called zero-waste grocery stores and supermarkets open their doors to ban all kind of packaging. However,…

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GFSI 2018 – Safe Food For Consumers Everywhere

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) aims to improve food safety through industry collaboration and knowledge sharing by bringing representatives of the world’s biggest food companies, governments and standards owners together to discuss industry challenges. Consumer trust has never been more important, which is why food safety is now top of the agenda for FMCG…

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FDA, USDA Partner To Improve Food Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have worked closely over the years with the view to oversee US food supply. On January 30, 2018, they have announced a formal agreement to increase interaction and collaboration on food safety and biotechnology activities. This is a major step towards…

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Why voluntary advisory statements confuse consumers

How Voluntary Advisory Statements Can Cause Confusion

Consumers who are allergic to food which contains gluten usually rely on gluten-free certifications. Those certifications ensure that consuming these products would not cause any harm. However, it happens quite often that consumers find gluten-free labelled products in combination with a voluntary advisory statement which says “May Contain Wheat”. Therefore, it is not surprising that…

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