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Plastic packaging in the industry

Over the past few months, plastics have been grabbing the headlines and generating a lot of public attention.

In the food context, plastic is used to protect food products from damage and spoilage.

We have produced a document which highlights important technical facts to consider when choosing plastic packaging.

Wed, 22/08/2018 - 11:18
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Test for poultry infection

A team of scientists lead by Brunel University London are developing a molecular test and a smartphone app that, when used together, can detect six key pathogens in poultry[9]. Backed by £615,000 from the UK government’s Newton Fund, Brunel will work with the University of Surrey and Lancaster University to develop the tests over the next three years.

Tue, 21/08/2018 - 15:41

Antibiotic stewardship

The British Poultry Council (BPC) has released its 2018 Antibiotic Stewardship Report[8], which highlights the achievements made by the British poultry meat sector’s drive to deliver responsible use of antibiotics to safeguard the efficacy of antibiotics across the supply chain.

Tue, 21/08/2018 - 15:35
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Recycling black plastic

Three major retailers, Marks and Spencer, Tesco and Sainsbury’s, have joined forces with plastic packaging manufacturer, Faerch Plast, and recycling and waste management company, Viridor, to put recycled black plastic into new food grade packaging[6, 7]. The aim is to provide a circular economy solution to a previously challenging material that was difficult to recycle and to reduce the amount of virgin plastic entering the economy.

Tue, 21/08/2018 - 15:31
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