Hygiene, safety & cleaning

On-pack cooking instruction work hand-in-hand with BRC Global Standards

BRC 8 benefits on-pack cooking instructions

By Greg Hooper

Campden BRI instruction services manager and microwave specialist Greg Hooper discusses the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety and its implication on manufacturers.

The FSA has called for full ingredients lists for products in store

FSA: list all ingredients in store

By James Ridler

Food outlets should list all ingredients to prevent allergy related incidents, as part of strict new rules proposed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Warehouse mangers urged to seek clarity on forklift examinations

Managers urged to seek clarity over forklift inspections

By James Ridler

Warehouse managers have been urged to seek greater clarity over thorough examinations for forklift trucks, after Health and Safety Executive (HSE) figures revealed they were involved in 1,300 serious accidents each year – 50% more than heavy goods vehicles...

Food safety in China, hygienic wheels and air filters feature in this round-up

Food safety news round-up

By Noli Dinkovski

From a specialist sharing his globally recognised model with a Chinese food body to the future president of the Institute of Food Science & Technology, we round-up the latest developments in food safety.

CE Marks do not guarantee the safety of your production line, argues John Boyle

Opinion

CE marks alone do not guarantee machine safety

By John Boyle

John Boyle – Institution of Occupational Safety and Health member and head of health, safety, risk and continuous improvement at G’s Fresh – discusses machine safety and the role of Conformité Européenne (CE) marks.

Health and safety failings have cost Braegate Produce Ltd £50k and C H Cole & Sons £30k

Potato processing firms fined for safety failings

By James Ridler

Potato processor Braegate Produce has been fined £50,000 for health and safety failings, while a separate potato processing line accident has cost one Essex firm more than a £30,000 penalty.

2 Sisters Food Group was fined £1.4m after a worker sustained crush injuries

2 Sisters fined £1.4m for worker crush

By James Ridler

2 Sisters Food Group has been fined £1.4m for health and safety offences, after a worker suffered crush injuries at its Scunthorpe site.

Dunbia was handed a record fine for non-compliance of TSE regulations at its Preston site (stock image)

Dunbia given £266,000 fine by FSA

By Aidan Fortune

Red meat processor Dunbia has been fined more than £266,000 by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for the failure to remove parts of the animal designated specified risk materials.

The FSA's guidance on the shelf-life of meat products has been questioned by BMPA and MLA research

Shelf-life guidance comes under fire

By Aidan Fortune

Research into the shelf-life of meat products has found that the ’10-day rule’ may no longer be appropriate for the industry.