Prepared Foods Insights: A Freezer’s Worst Enemy

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Ice not only poses a worker safety issue, but it also can expand and crack the freezer’s structure or damage the drive. Jonathan Lasecki, Ashworth’s chief engineer, suggested using proper food-safe lubricants after regular sanitation. “You need to be careful with any water because oil and water don’t mix,” he said. “When you mix them… read more

Diet Quality has a Major Impact on Health

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The Food and Drug Administration has scheduled a meeting for July 26 and invited interested parties to submit ideas for how the agency can improve its nutrition innovation strategy. “It’s incontrovertible that diet quality has a major impact on health,” said Scott Gottlieb, M.D., commissioner of the F.D.A. “This is relational. We know, for example,… read more

“Global, Secure, Connected”: Thanks to a new brand image, KNX is gaining ground in all its target markets

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The completely revamped corporate identity plays to the strengths of the world’s gold standard for building automation. The home of intelligent building automation has received a fresh coat of paint: effective immediately, KNX is rolling out its global triumph with a completely modernized corporate identity (CI), which puts new emphasis on the KNX slogan: “Global,… read more

New Range of Foodservice Packaging Options

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Market-leading fresh food packaging manufacturer, LINPAC, is extending its food service offer by launching a comprehensive range of rigid rPET solutions for the sector. This complements the current LINPAC portfolio of EPS Hotpacs, catering trays, plates and bowls. The new range will allow customers to purchase a variety of food service packaging options from a… read more

LINPAC and Leroy Foods, Norway, Create New Sushi Packages for Spanish Company Mercadona

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Leading fresh food packaging manufacturer, LINPAC, has collaborated with Norway’s Leroy Seafood Group to produce a range of resource-efficient sushi convenience packs, which will be supplied exclusively to leading Spanish retailer, Mercadona. Made from laminated PET with a printed film base tray and a clear anti-fog PET lid, the range comprises single and double portion… read more

Three Companies Present New Recyclable Package

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Tesco Plc has partnered with key supplier, Hilton Food Group, and fresh food packaging manufacturer LINPAC, to maximize the recyclability potential of its plastic fresh food packaging in support of the recycling industry. The three companies have worked together to bring the lightweight LINPAC Rfresh® Elite plastic pack for meat and poultry to Tesco shelves…. read more

The resealable Container Ezo Punnet for Berries from Wellpak

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No other product like the Ezo Punnet is being used to pack berries in the UK, making today’s launch a milestone in fresh produce packaging. As well as providing a point of difference for retailers in an ever more competitive marketplace, due to its unique combination of features, the Ezo Punnet is also the best… read more

Sanitation Strategies: Keep it Simple

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During a Christmas past, one of my daughters received a knitting kit with several rolls of yarn and needles accompanied with knitting directions. This daughter was actually quite intrigued by the thought of making herself an attractive scarf for the approaching cold, windy months in Chicago. Shortly after opening, she began reading the directions but… read more

Avoiding Accidental Allergens

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In the processing and packaging areas of baking and snack facilities, allergen-containing dust has been identified as a potential cross-contamination point. It’s also a common observation that’s made during many audits, including those by Global Food Safety Initiative inspectors and others. Specifically, the concern is that the contamination of non-allergenic foods by airborne dust and… read more

Creating a Periodic Equipment Cleaning Program

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When bakers think of sanitation as a “must do,” they think of routine cleaning initiated when a plant stops a production run or does a product changeover. However, there are areas of equipment and a facility that are not accessible during routine cleaning. Hard-to-reach and other at-risk locations not normally exposed need to be scheduled… read more