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Carlsberg has recieved a £3m fine for an ammonia leak that left one man dead and another seriously injured

Carlsberg fined £3m for ammonia leak

By Gwen Ridler

Drinks giant Carlsberg has been fined £3m for an ammonia leak at its Northampton site that left one man dead and another seriously injured.

Health and safety is more than just filling out a checklist - mental health issues are just as important and faults on the line

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Battling food factory health and safety challenges

By Gwen Ridler

At the fore of every well operated food and drink factory is a strong culture of health and safety, but what are some of the challenges still plaguing manufacturers and how as the spread of COVID-19 affected the way we keep employees safe?

AH Worth Ltd has been fined £300,000 for health and safety failings

AH Worth Ltd fined £300k for health and safety failings

By Gwen Ridler

Potato processor AH Worth Ltd has been fined £300,000 for health and safety failings, after employees were exposed to sulphur dioxide (SO2) gas released due to poor to planning and unsafe systems of work.

Countrystyle Recycline was fined £300,000 for safety failings

Food waste firm fined £300k after shredding injury

By Matt Atherton

Food waste recycling firm Countrystyle Recycling has been fined £300,000 and ordered to pay £9,000 in damages after an employee was injured while repairing a shredding machine.

Nectar Patisserie Ltd 'consistently missed a glaring problem with a piece of machinery': HSE

Pie machine accident leads to £16k bill

By Michael Stones

A London-based pie manufacturer has been ordered to pay more than £16,000 after a worker had part of her finger severed by a pie and tart machine.

Baxters was fined £6,000 for safety failings

Baxters fined £6,000 for worker’s accident

By Michael Stones

Soups, sauces and spreads manufacturer Baxters has been fined £6,000, after one of its workers suffered serious injury when his hand was caught between a conveyor belt and roller.

'Pint madam? Not in a glass with a handle - it's a safety risk'

Food and drink features in health and safety excuses

By Mike Stones

Spurious health and safety rules have been used to refuse to supply a burger cooked rare and to deny drinkers pints in glasses with handles, according to a new Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report.

Many minor incidents are unreported

Stop the slide

By Paul Gander

With the Health and Safety Executive facing cuts to its budget, what will be the impact on the industry's safety record? Asks Paul Gander

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Malton Foods fined thousands for fingers injury

By Laurence Gibbons

Malton Foods has been fined £12,000 and ordered to pay £1,381 in costs after an employee trapped and crushed three fingers in dangerous unguarded machinery.

Fall in line

Fall in line

By John Dunn

Food factories can be dangerous places. John Dunn looks at ways to make them safer

Dangerous occupations: food firm workers are nearly twice as likely to suffer a major injury in the workplace than their colleagues in other sectors

Food manufacturers top HSE injury list

By Dan Colombini

Workers employed by food manufacturers are nearly twice as likely to suffer a major injury in the workplace compared with their colleagues in other sectors of the manufacturing industry, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revealed.

Save your skin

Save your skin

By Anne Bruce

Severed fingers, crushed skulls, exploding offal cookers and slips trips and falls: is it a House of Horrors freakshow? No, it's a list of just a few of the recent accidents in the food and drink manufacturing sector.

Packaging firm fined after worker dragged into machine

Packaging firm fined after worker dragged into machine

By Rory Harrington

A food packaging company in the UK has been ordered to pay almost £32,000 (€38,000) ) for flouting safety regulations after one of its workers suffered serious injuries after being pulled into a machine.

Slippery when wet

Slippery when wet

The industry may think its health and safety track record is pretty good, but this is no time for it to be resting on its laurels, reports Rod Addy

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