Plastic Contamination Triggers Twice As Many Food Recalls in 2016

DetectametThe numbers of recorded recalls of food products contaminated with pieces of plastic or rubber have more than doubled in the EU and North America in the past 12 months.

This could be a reflection of the increased levels of food safety monitoring rather than increasing food processing errors, but even the longer established UK data sources indicate an increase in recalls of over a third.

Read more ...

Corbion to showcase improved Listeria control tool and alternative solutions at IPPE 2017

corbionCorbion will unveil a newly enhanced BETA version of the Listeria Control Model and let attendees taste-test both proven and prototype solutions for food safety and shelf life extension.

Processed food manufacturers focused on inhibiting Listeria growth in their products will have an even stronger tool at their disposal when Corbion the latest BETA version of its Corbion ListeriaControl Model at the 2017 International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 31-Feb. 2.

Read more ...

Tyson Foods Creates Venture Fund to Fuel the Future of Food

tysonAs part of its commitment to innovation and growth, Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) has launched a venture capital fund focused on investing in companies developing breakthrough technologies, business models and products to sustainably feed a growing world population.

Read more ...

Automated Carrier Solution for Pre-Packaged Food

csbCSB-Automation AG has developed a unique load carrier system, the CSB –Hang & Move, to optimise the handling and transport of open trays of pre-packed foods.

Traditionally plastic containers are used for the intermediate storage or in-house transportation of these packs.  Loading and unloading by hand requires a lot of manpower while handling the open packs creates hygiene risks.

Read more ...

B&G Collaborate with Skymark to Develop Reusable Antibacterial Carrier Bag

skymarkbandgproductsLeading UK flexible packaging manufacturer Skymark has been working in collaboration with B&G products, manufacturer of reusable bags and pouches, to create a reusable cool bag that prevents the growth of bacteria.

The insulated bag is designed to inhibit 99.9 per cent of bacterial growth, thanks to its inbuilt Biomaster® antimicrobial technology.

Read more ...

Kick off 2017 in a green way

pearl scan2017 is set to be the year the world ups its game and pushes towards more eco-friendly ways of living. Electric vehicles are on the rise, recycling is increasing all the time and people are now more conscious about using unnecessary energy. Thanks to this heightened importance, it is now imperative that businesses turn their attentions to their everyday processes and look at how they can up their green game, according to Pearl Scan.

Read more ...

LINPAC Invests In Local Student Futures With Customer Services Apprenticeships

linpacblLeading fresh-food packaging manufacturer, LINPAC, has given the careers of local students a boost by supporting a series of apprenticeships in customer services.

LINPAC customer services apprentices Jack Hall and Jack Lennox successfully graduated from the Technical Apprenticeship Scheme this year to take up positions with the company as Key Account Manager and Customer Services Advisor respectively.

Read more ...

Flowcrete Americas New Whitepaper Explores HACCP and What it Means for the Food Industry

flowcreteImplementing an effective Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) food safety management system is a central priority for today’s food and beverage producers, as it is critical to complying with the standards of regulatory authorities, governments and consumers.  

Flowcrete Americas has produced a whitepaper entitled What is a HACCP Food Safety Management System and How Does it Relate to Flooring? to help food and beverage businesses learn about this preventive risk assessment tool and ensure that all facilities comply with its guidelines.

Read more ...