Your plastic pal for hygiene

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Wooden pallets are coming under scrutiny for hygiene in the US, according to Jim Hardisty, md of The company will be promoting the hygienic benefits of plastic and showcasing a range of food containers and pallets.

According to Hardisty, the scrutiny followed an examination of 140 wooden pallets, in which 33% tested positive for foodborne pathogens. He said: "Cardboard containers present similar safety concerns in food packing environments, as they are more susceptible to mould than other types of packaging material.

"Food manufacturers should seriously consider using more hygienic alternatives, like plastic, to ensure they are not putting their staff and customers at risk. We've recently taken orders from Nestlé UK, Kellogg, Cadbury Kenya and Vion Food for our plastic containers and pallets."

Products from's food range will include the GoBox 2500 CL a foldable crate that makes virtually no sound when both erected and folded down, to reduce noise pollution in food packing areas, and only available in the UK through Also on display will be food containers that stack and nest, and wheeled box dollies. 01323 744057

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