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Food Industry Standards from Flowcrete: Going Beyond Food Industry Flooring Standards

The scale of today’s food industry combined with the strict standards that it has to comply with means that food & beverage businesses have never faced so many challenges and concerns in order to successfully grow, process and sell products. This is exemplified by the requirements placed on each building component, piece of equipment and production process. Every element has to be carefully considered and thought out to ensure that it will facilitate an ultra-hygienic space and that it will be able to retain its functionality in the face of an intensive food and beverage processing environment. And the Read More



Halton invests approximately EUR 1 million in their Béthune factory research and product development facilities and the show kitchen environment that is unique in the world, enabling the company to test their indoor air technology widely and as a part of other professional kitchen technology. The project is a part of the more than EUR 4 million investments into Halton’s operations in France since 2016. Bethune’s renewed facilities will be opened for customers on 31 May 2018. The new professional kitchen environment in the Béthune factory is an example of particularly demanding show kitchen solutions that are becoming increasingly Read More


Sumitomo Chemical host 150 Pest Management Delegates at Seminar for HACCP training and an introduction to HACCP International’s certification scheme day in Bangkok, Thailand.

Sumitomo Chemical, a leading supplier of pest management products, hosted a food safety training session for Pest Control Technicians in Bangkok earlier this month. 150 attendees, representing more than 50 of Thailand’s leading Pest Management Companies attended the event at The Montien Hotel. David Tan Heng-Piu, HACCP International’s Senior Project Manager who is based in Singapore, conducted the food safety training component and introduced the audience to HACCP International’s new best practice standard - Pest Management Services for Food Businesses. The one-day event concentrated on the requirements of HACCP based food safety programmes, the prerequisites for Pest Management Companies Read More


Sainsburys, Unilever, Coca-Cola and Starbucks – just a few companies with Blockchain Initiatives.

Sainsburys and Unilever are two examples of companies that are now trialing blockchain technology to gather and record quality and price information through their supply chains. Starbucks is also piloting blockchain to gather real time information to assist and empower rural farmers. Coca Cola confirmed it was piloting it to manage the issue of forced labour in its sugarcane supply chain. For more information, see the article by Francis Churchill at https://www.cips.org/en-au/supply-management/news/2018/march/starbucks-piloting-blockchain-and-other-traceability-technology/ This is a technology that is going to be at the forefront of our industry very soon and we need to get tuned into it quickly. Mr Louis Read More


The first HACCP International Food Safety Forum

On Tuesday 15th May 2018 HACCP International will be hosting its first food safety forum, which quite possibly for the first time, brings together all stakeholders within the food industry, including retailer, food manufacturing, food-service and those supplying equipment, materials and services to the food industry. Delegates will have the chance to hear, and engage in, presentations covering a wide range of important topics including the roll out and implementation of the HACCP International Standard for Pest Management Services for Food Businesses, the ever-increasing importance of cyber security control within the food industry, the growing influence of blockchain technology Read More