keyboard_arrow_upThe role of x-ray inspection systems in glass packaging
keyboard_arrow_downThe role of x-ray inspection systems in glass packaging

Paul King, head of sales at Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-ray, says a single shard of glass in a product can have devastating effects.

keyboard_arrow_upTop tips for contamination detection
keyboard_arrow_downTop tips for contamination detection

Metal contamination in the supply chain is usually a result of tainted ingredients, or an imperfect production process. It is difficult to eliminate risk entirely. Metal detectors are an accepted element of many FDA recommended Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) programmes in the food and beverage industry.

keyboard_arrow_upEffective food pathogen testing
keyboard_arrow_downEffective food pathogen testing

With the world’s population growing by six-digit increments every day, the global food industry is under pressure to meet demand for safe and convenient products.

keyboard_arrow_upSidel awarded accreditation for health and safety excellence
keyboard_arrow_downSidel awarded accreditation for health and safety excellence

In 2016, for the fifth year in succession, Sidel has been awarded accreditation for its commitment to achieving excellence in the management of health and safety practices.

keyboard_arrow_upFood safety in Africa
keyboard_arrow_downFood safety in Africa

An estimated 2 000 people in Africa die from food safety-related illnesses every day, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). This concerning trend was highlighted in April this year when – at a meeting hosted by the African Union in Accra, Ghana – former Ghanaian President John Agyekum Kufuor called on African leaders to champion policies that will help overcome food safety risks. Kufuor said children are particularly at risk, as one third of all deaths from food-borne diseases are in children under the age of five years.

keyboard_arrow_upAchieving global certification in food safety and quality
keyboard_arrow_downAchieving global certification in food safety and quality

Increasingly, consumers, retailers and food manufacturers are focusing on food safety and quality. This has been confirmed by the Consumer Goods Forum, which has found that food and product safety are top priorities for both producers and sellers.

keyboard_arrow_upCan your food safety plan meet the rigours of the Food Safety Modernisation Act (FMSA)?
keyboard_arrow_downCan your food safety plan meet the rigours of the Food Safety Modernisation Act (FMSA)?

Foreign material detection is very important to the food industry whether you are using in-line, packaged product, metal or X-ray detection. This white paper will help you understand the regulatory compliance as it relates to all verification activities.

keyboard_arrow_upLubricants for enhanced safety and reliability
keyboard_arrow_downLubricants for enhanced safety and reliability

SKF recently released a wide range of food grade lubricants that are NSF/H1, Kosher and Halal approved, and suitable for the vast majority of conditions in the food & beverage industry.

keyboard_arrow_upFood safety and hygienic automation technology
keyboard_arrow_downFood safety and hygienic automation technology

Salmonella in sausages, listeria in cheese – the list of food scandals is endless. Significant risks in the food sector are caused by:

keyboard_arrow_upConveying solution in an age of heightened hygiene
keyboard_arrow_downConveying solution in an age of heightened hygiene

As far as the food industry is concerned, one of the key advantages of processing on a steel belt is to ensure maximum hygiene. Sandvik Process Systems takes this feature to a whole new level with extremely versatile steel belts offering strength and flexibility at operating temperatures from minus 80°C to 750°C.

keyboard_arrow_upDoors to meet the stringent hygiene requirements of the food sector
keyboard_arrow_downDoors to meet the stringent hygiene requirements of the food sector

The food and beverage processing and packaging industries require doors that are not only rapidly opened and closed, but that also adhere to strict hygiene standards. The Ditec Alimax rapid roll up doors, which are distributed in southern Africa by Apex Strip Curtains & Doors, are designed to meet the requisite cleanliness regulations of the industry.

keyboard_arrow_upSeminar focuses on food supply chain safety
keyboard_arrow_downSeminar focuses on food supply chain safety

On 13 September a Food Safety Seminar will take place at the Midrand Conference Centre in Gauteng. The focus will be on providing information on how to address food safety issues, supplier requirements and global initiatives.

keyboard_arrow_upFood safety and dietary risk assessment conference
keyboard_arrow_downFood safety and dietary risk assessment conference

The most relevant scientific findings and recent regulatory developments related to food safety will be discussed by representatives of authorities, the industry and scientific institutes at the 11th International Fresenius Conference, themed Food Safety and Dietary Risk Assessment, to be held from 20 to 21 February in Mainz, Germany.

keyboard_arrow_upHow safe is your supply chain?
keyboard_arrow_downHow safe is your supply chain?

The food industry faces ever more demanding customers, increasing government requirements, brand issues, environmental impacts, growth and profitability concerns. Are you sure that your food supply chain is safe, secure and sustainable?