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Manufacture

'If an item of furniture isn’t food-grade, it has no place in a facility'

Sue Springett of hygienic furniture and equipment supplier Teknomek discusses reducing food contamination risks.

Get to grips with manual handling

Russell Corlett, health & safety director at employment law specialist Peninsula, looks at how musculoskeletal disorders in workers can be avoided

‘Low voltage drives only became economically viable relatively recently’

Andrew Bould, UK food & beverage industry manager for drives at ABB, asks why one of the best-kept secrets for driving down bakery energy costs is not more widely implemented.

‘A key challenge in allergen management is ensuring staff are correctly trained’

Catherine Watkinson, global technical hygiene specialist at Hillbrush, looks at food safety culture and allergen management

‘Automation is history in the baking’

Steve Craddock, business manager for Automation Projects at ULMA Packaging UK, on how automated packaging machine technology is helping to boost bakery industry efficiency.

Legal: Take the heat out of heat stress

Kevin Barrow, regulatory lawyer at Blake Morgan, explains the seriousness of heat stress in the workplace

Opportunities & Challenges for the industry in 2019

Some of the leading names in British baking give their views on the issues that could shape the market this year.

‘The only industry with a greater degree of regulation is believed to be the nuclear industry’

Paul Featherstone, chairman of the UK Former Foodstuffs Processors Association (UKFFPA), on its role in ensuring surplus baked goods are returned to the food chain

‘Electronic access control is affordable if you don’t get carried away by add-ons’

Andy Wray, general manager SME, at Stanley Security on how simple access control security systems can sometimes be the better option for food businesses than those with all the bells and whistles

‘It is imperative manufacturers have ways of discriminating brands from each other’

Andy Pollard, managing director of AB Mauri UK and Ireland, talks about the benefits generated by the company’s recent acquisition of Holgran and Fleming Howden.