With 194 confirmed cases of norovirus at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, primarily among security guards, organisers have withdrawn more than 1200 security guards from their duties and replaced them with 900 soldiers.
Foamico cleaning equipment is claimed to reduce cleaning time by up to 40%, energy consumption by up to 60% and water usage by up to 25%.
Best Sanitizers' HACCP SmartStep and HACCP Defender Footwear Sanitizing Stations use compressed air to deliver an atomised spray of Alpet D2 or Alpet D2 Quat-Free surface sanitiser to footwear soles.
The NitraOne glove is a lightweight, comfortable, durable, disposable nitrile glove suitable for foodservice and handling, and general-purpose use.
FMCG Industry Solutions has released ProfilGate, a foreign matter capturing system that actively captures metal, glass, sand, dirt and swarf fragments from tyres and shoes every time they travel over it.
Vinyl gloves are claimed to be inherently poorer fitting, more permeable to bacteria and viruses, more liable to develop holes during use and bad for the environment.
Spill management is an ongoing challenge for the Australian food industry. Due to the range of spill types and the circumstances where they can occur, it pays for businesses to invest the time and resources to develop effective spill management plans.
In New Zealand the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has introduced new treatment requirements to stop brown marmorated stink bugs moving into New Zealand via sea containers from Italy.
Enware has introduced a new addition to its portable Safety Solutions, the Tobin 500 Transport Bottle with optional stand.
Alfa Laval has added three rotary jet heads to its portfolio: GJ A2, GJ A6 and GJ PF FT.
Bacteria — the scourge of food processing and health facilities. Now a new approach is on the horizon — scientists have developed a textile that disinfects itself. In fact, it is claimed that it can reduce bacterial loads by more than 90%.
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions' Isolast perfluoroelastomer sealing material has two specialised formulations for sealing in beverage filling systems: J9516 and J9538.
Mechanical engineers are great at sorting the generation, distribution and use of energy; the processing of materials; the control and automation of manufacturing systems; the design and development of machines; and solutions to environmental problems. But in the food industry this is not enough.
Twelve cases of Hepatitis A have been confirmed in the past five weeks in the Sydney area, leading to NSW health and food authorities opening an investigation into the outbreak.
Clean Do, from Corona Giken in Japan, is a self-contained swab that provides a colour change reaction in the presence of protein.