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Risk-based controls come to the fore

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Risk-based controls come to the fore

By Rick Pendrous

Bakery and confectionery sectors in the US are moving from traditional hazard analysis critical control point food safety controls to those based on risk-based preventative controls, says Neil Giles, marketing communications manager for product inspection...

Up to 89% of manufacturers have reported they've been affected by fraud in 2016

Manufacturers see fraud rise in 2016

By James Ridler

Up to 89% of global manufacturing businesses – including food and drink manufacturers – have been affected by fraud in the past 12 months, according to analyst Kroll.

Which? Sue Davies highlighted the need to retain the precautionary approach to food safety

Food safety conference

Food safety: precaution must continue post-Brexit

By Noli Dinkovski

It is “absolutely crucial” that the UK continues to adopt a precautionary approach to food safety post-Brexit, the head of a consumer watchdog has claimed.

The Insurance Act imposes a duty on businesses to include risks, such as fire risk

Insurance Act comes into force

By Michelle Perrett

New legislation came into force last Friday (August 12) that will change the way food and drink suppliers buy their insurance.

The Brexit challenges will become more severe after six months

Brexit challenges will materialise after six months

By Matt Atherton

The challenges of Brexit will be at their most severe for manufacturers – including food and drink producers – over the next six months to a year, culminating in a recession until at least the end of 2017, warns a new survey by the manufacturers’ organisation,...

A home-brew kit manufacturer was fined for safety failings

Drinks firm fined for hand slice accident

By James Ridler

A drinks manufacturer has been ordered to pay more than £15,000 after an employee’s hand was severed while cleaning a blending machine.

Horticultural firm, William Sinclair Horticulture Ltd, was fined for safety failings

Safety failings cost horticultural firm £30k

By James Ridler

A horticultural firm was ordered to pay more than £30,000 by Bolton Magistrates court last week (June 27) for safety failings at two of its sites, after investigations by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Cyber-attacks are set to rise in 2016

Business interruption is the top business risk in 2016

By Rick Pendrous

Business interruption (BI) remains the biggest threat facing companies in 2016, with cyber-attacks, geo-political instability and technology failure new potential drivers of losses, according to the latest findings from insurance company Allianz.

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