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#Learnhow LINPAC guarantees food safe packaging

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One of our key responsibilities as a specialist provider of food packaging solutions is to ensure the food in your packaging is safe to eat. That’s why we invest so much in ensuring our packaging is the best for protecting, preserving and presenting food.
We can guarantee food safety by continually investing in ground-breaking technology, such as our super-cleaning processes and packaging solutions which safely extend the shelf-life of food and protect the consumers’ health.
Campylobacter bacteria is the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK and is an increasing concern for the entire supply chain. The Food Standards Agency's most recent research suggests about 60 per cent of raw shop-bought chicken is contaminated. Even when a flock is identified as having the bacteria, the birds can still be sold for human consumption on the grounds that, properly handled and properly cooked, they present no risk to human health.
Preventing cross-contamination during preparation, processing, packing and distribution is the responsibility of everyone in the food supply chain - from farmer through to the supermarket – and even to the consumer when they get their food home and on to the dinner plate.
As market leaders in our respective fields, LINPAC teamed up with Addmaster Ltd. to work with our customers to create a technically-advanced range of trays and lidding films with built-in antimicrobial technology to reduce bacteria growth on the outer packaging of fresh meat. We will cover this in more detail in another blog post next week
In another area of food safety the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has given an “official positive opinion” regarding LINPAC’s super-cleaning process used in our factories in the UK, Spain, Italy, and Germany.
In a report published by EFSA its authors confirmed that the critical steps of the decontamination process that LINPAC uses for its post-consumer PET produces a recycled product  that does “not give rise to concern for a risk to human health”, even when used with 100% rPET.
The European Food Safety Authority’s decision has to be welcomed by the entire plastic packaging and recycling industries as it means that much more PET can now be recycled further benefiting the environment and sustainability agenda set out by many European governments and global environment agencies.
Over the next month we will be offering further insights to help our followers to #Learnhow LINPAC is committed to food safety throughout the supply chain.

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