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The global reach of the UK’s food and drink industry, and the cultural diversity and variety of specialisms within it, can pose safety and health challenges for businesses. John Boyle, chair of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) Food and Drink Group discusses… As a truly international industry,

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Barcode printers are the unsung heroes of warehouses. Peter Laplanche reflects on keeping them operational When Norman Woodland and Bernard Silver patented a device in 1952 that would electronically read printed materials it’s doubtful they envisaged the impact their primitive barcode invention would have in the future world of logistics,

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The FoodChain team sample a selection of new and innovative foods and drinks Help for hangovers Just in time for Christmas overindulgence, Overhang, a new hangover relief drink, has signed its first partnership deal with UK leading health retailer, Holland & Barrett. The soft drink, which was is based on

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How food and drink businesses are being forced to adapt to weather risk scenarios.By Kurt Cripps For food and drink businesses weather is no small talk topic. It is a volatile external factor influencing consumer behaviour and market dynamics. The weather can quite literally make orbreak a company’s year. The

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Security in the food supply chain needs to be robust in terms of preventing unauthorised access to systems and also in terms of fault-tolerance, so that when something does go wrong, it is detectedand dealt with quickly IT security in the food chain is mainly thought of as maintaining data

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Ahead of the Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print events, Libbie Hammond caught up with Stuart Kellock, Owner of Label Apeel and Christophe Roucher, European Sales Director at VCG Kestrel to discuss the current trends and issues facing the packaging and labelling sectors International buyers and leading decision-makers will be flocking

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Innovating to succeed in food manufacture and beyond Even the best innovators have notorious flops: New Coke, Apple Newton, Microsoft Zune, Life Savers Soda, Harley-Davidson Perfume. The good news for enterprises is that some companies can overcome blunders because their sheer size makes them unstoppable market forces – but for

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Jack Payne says that everyone knows traceability systems trace products from farm to fork but asserts these systems are capable of so much more As a food manufacturer/packager/distributor, it is your responsibility to give consumers, retailers, certification boards, and government agencies a view of the journey, all the way back

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The FoodChain team sample a selection of new and innovative foods and drinks Deliciously different snacks Taste of Nature Organic Fruit and Nut Bars are offering a new way to snack. Free from fillers, artificial ingredients and chemicals as hard to pronounce, as they are to digest, the all-natural organic

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After ten years in the brewing industry, Andy Wood, MD of Adnams, believes he has one of the best jobs in the world

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