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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
A food processor has been ordered to pay ₤22,000 (€26,000) and condemned by safety authorities for failings that led to one worker losing his hand and another parts of several fingers in separate accidents.
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.