Staff may break hygiene rules without realising

Culture shock

By Laurence Gibbons

Food industry hygiene culture is seriously awry, reports Laurence Gibbons

Environmental health officers spotted a robin in the bakery twice

Life ban for Portsmouth baker for mice infestation

By Lorraine Mullaney

A Portsmouth baker was fined £5,000 and banned from operating a food business in the UK after environmental health officers found a robin flying around his mice-infested premises.

The food factory of the future is likely to employ fewer people

'Keep the factory safe: take the people out'

By Rick Pendrous

Food factories of the future should keep people away from the manufacturing environment to reduce the risk of contamination by pathogen transfer by humans, according to a leading hygiene expert.

Watkinson wants SOFHT to improve the services it offers technical managers

SOFHT services

By Rick Pendrous

The new chair of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT) shares her plans with Rick Pendrous

Where do you stand on whistleblowing? asks Food Manufacture's editor Rick Pendrous. Let us know by posting your views at the end of this article

Warning: there's a whistleblower nearby

By Rick Pendrous

Where do you stand on whistle blowing? Is it the brave David standing up against Goliath to report something that is essentially wrong? Or is it more to do with the aggrieved employee with an axe to grind who just wants to get his revenge on his line...

The outbreak of Salmonella Newport may be linked to water melons

Salmonella outbreak caused one death

By Freddie Dawson

A Salmonella Newport outbreak has affected 30 people in the UK, causing one confirmed death, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Westway expands by 75%

Westway expands by 75%

Westaway Sausages has completed an extension to its production facility at Newton Abbot in Devon, which is expected to enhance food safety, improved hygiene standards while boosting capacity by 75%.

One of photos taken by Luton Borough Council at Nilojan Foods' site

Putrefying fillings see sandwich firm fined £50,000

By Anne Bruce and Ben Bouckley

Nilojan Food has been fined £55,000 after health inspectors found putrefying fillings at its Luton premises. But the former md has told FoodManufacture.co.uk that he wished the local council had been "a little bit more understanding".

Join the culture club

Join the culture club

By Rick Pendrous

Complacency about food safety threatens many food companies, with the risk of the next media feeding frenzy just around the corner.


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