food and drink


‘Safety is a powerful subject to enhance leadership’

SHP caught up with VP Group Health & Safety at Carlsberg Group, Luiz Montenegro, to find about innovative safety management and the importance of finding the right balance of complexity in health & safety systems. Read More

Expert predictions for 2016

SHP asks professionals drawn from a diverse range of backgrounds to share their thoughts on what they think will the Read More

On the line: MSDs in food and drink manufacturing

Over the next 12 months HSE is focusing heavily on health in the food industry, specifically with regard to musculoskeletal Read More

Food industry – What’s cooking?

The food industry presents many of the same health and safety challenges as any other sector but it also has some very specific conundrums, as Dr Chris Ide points out. Read More

Suitable safety gloves could have prevented knife injury

An incident in which an employee at a large butchery sliced his forearm could have been avoided if he had been wearing suitable hand protection. Read More

Fatal-blast pie firm not in a position to pay £250,000 fine

A pie manufacturer currently in administration has been ordered to pay fines and costs of £375,000 after a gas explosion in an industrial bakery oven killed one worker and seriously injured another. Read More

Beware of burning charcoal indoors, food outlets warned

Restaurants and fast-food outlets that burn real charcoal on their premises are being warned about the dangers of carbon-monoxide poisoning, following a recent incident in Edinburgh. Read More

Survey to shed light on food and drink safety record

Almost two-thirds of the 68,650 workers in the UK food industry are likely to suffer an over-three-day accident during their working lifetime, according to the first results of a new annual survey on occupational injuries and ill health in the food and drink industry. Read More

Food industry toolkit to encourage healthy lifestyles

Ahead of Workers' Memorial Day, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), has launched a free toolkit for employers to help their workers lead a healthier way of living. Read More

Food packaging firm celebrates record accident figures

By racking up more than 8700 days free of lost-time accidents (LTAs) in its manufacturing and sales and distribution sites, LINPAC Packaging has recorded its best ever health and safety performance. Read More



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