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  1. Foodex postponed due to coronavirus

    Foodex postponed due to coronavirus
    Foodex has been postponed as the UK braces itself for a potential ban on large scale events due to the coronavirus outbreak. The biennial event was due to take place from 30 March to 1 April at the NEC. Organiser William Reed said that the show will move to 12-14 April 2021 to coincide with the running its other food...
  2. The BST DetectaPen Range is Fully Compliant with BRC Issue 8

    The BST DetectaPen Range is Fully Compliant with BRC Issue 8
    Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8 Clause 4.9.6.2 states "Pens used in open product areas shall be controlled to minimise risk of physical contamination (e.g designed without small parts and detectable by foreign body detection equipment)" BST are pleased to state that all our detectable pens conform to this requirement.  The BST Detectapen® features a polypropylene co-polymer body and core which are met al detectable, x-ray visible, food...
  3. What’s the minimum size of broken detectable plastic that can be detected with a metal detector?

    What’s the minimum size of broken detectable plastic that can be detected with a metal detector?
    There is no straight forward answer to this question, as the answer is dependent on a) the type of plastic used in the detectable product b) the type of metal detector used to inspect the food and c) the type of food being processed. Each of the above three factors can affect the probability of detectable plastic being detected, as...
  4. Preventing foreign bodies with detectable plastics

    Preventing foreign bodies with detectable plastics
    Metal detection and x-ray inspection systems are tried, tested and often mandatory methods of reducing metallic and high density food contaminants. These inspection systems aren’t without their limitations however; primarily the inability to detect nonmetallic and low density contaminants such as plastics, rubbers and fabrics. This is where ‘detectable products’, specially designed for the food industry, come to the rescue. Detectable products usually work by using specifically formulated food grade plastics containing evenly...
  5. High profile plastic contamination plagues the food industry

    High profile plastic contamination plagues the food industry
    February 2016 saw two very high profile product recalls caused by plastic contamination. Firstly we had the extensive recall of Mars chocolate covering 55 countries caused by red plastic fragments, followed shortly by an Oatibix recall where pieces of blue rubber were found in the flakes. Both incidents have inevitably caused huge expense to the companies involved, as well as a...
  6. Detectable products moving towards mandatory?

    Detectable products moving towards mandatory?
    Will Anderson, Head of Products & Marketing at BST Detectable Products, talks about the company’s offering. BST Detectable Products are most well known for the BST DetectaPen, a metal detectable, x-ray visible and antibacterial pen which can be found in most food processing environments and preventing foreign body contamination without fuss. BST Detectable Products were first established in 1985 by Brian...
  7. Buy British fruit and veg urges Environment Secretary

    Buy British fruit and veg urges Environment Secretary
    Rather than importing fruit and vegetables from abroad, consumers should buy British, according to Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson. Paterson will tell delegates at today’s Oxford Farming Conference how 24% of all food eaten in the UK is imported. He is expected to say: “We have a top class fruit and veg sector which produces everything from green beans to strawberries...
  8. Recall of a Batch of Big Al's Chicken Goujons Gluten and Wheat Free Due to Possible Presence of Plasic Pieces.

    Recall of a Batch of Big Al's Chicken Goujons Gluten and Wheat Free Due to Possible Presence of Plasic Pieces.
    Kepak Frozen Division is recalling the above batch of Big Al's Chicken Goujons Gluten and Wheat Free, following customer complaints of the possible presence of clear plastic pieces in some packs. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores that were supplied with the affected batch. No action is required by official agencies. Click here to view the original article  www.fsai.ie This...
  9. Budget reaction: ‘sizeable gains’ for UK manufacturers?

    Budget reaction: ‘sizeable gains’ for UK manufacturers?
    Responding to the Chancellor’s Budget, Phil Orford, chief executive of the Forum f Private Business, believes energy policies and export will provide sizeable gains for UK manufacturers over the next few years.   “On export the Chancellor has thrown his weight behind getting more businesses exporting,” he said. “Our membership is confident about growth but much of that growth is...

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