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Lloyd’s Register helps create a new standard to tackle plastic waste

Food safety auditing company Lloyd’s Register (LR) has joined the 3R Initiative to help its members develop a new ‘Project Standard’, designed to tackle the global issue of plastic waste. The 3R (Reduce, Recover and Recycle) Initiative was founded in 2019 by sustainable standard…

  • 03/03/2020

GEA’s expertise can help food industry overcome the chill factor

Global warming could send a chill factor through food manufacturers and cold storage businesses using refrigerants in the UK if they are not prepared for latest European legislation coming into force on 1st January 2020. GEA, a specialist in food processing, packaging and refrigeration systems…

  • 18/09/2019

Food date confusion and traceability - what can food manufacturers do to reduce food waste?

The UK contributes to seven million tonnes of safe to eat food waste, with the average household in the UK spending £700 a year on wasted food. The leading cause of this is confusion to what date labels on products actually mean. Each supermarket and brand of product uses different labelling…

  • 22/07/2019

Loma explains how incorporating functional 'fail-safes' in inspection equipment improves food safety

Loma Systems ( is stressing the importance of incorporating functional fail-safe measures into metal detectors, checkweighers and X-ray inspection equipment typically installed at Critical Control Points (CCP) in food manufacturing facilities. The company’s innovative fail-safe…

  • 26/06/2019

Life-cycle study shows: a paper cup has the lowest carbon footprint

Huhtamaki participated in a life-cycle analysis study that surveyed the full carbon footprint of different types of cups used for coffee. According to the study, paper cups often have the lowest carbon footprint, and recycling lowers it further by 54 per cent. Huhtamaki recently introduced a 100…

  • 26/06/2019

Undeclared allergen avoidance by machine design

Concerns over cross contamination on production and packaging lines are mounting following a spate of deaths linked to unlabelled allergens in food products. Food and ingredient manufacturers and packers are realising that the stakes for undeclared allergens infiltrating supply chains are too high…

  • 25/06/2019