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IoD North West Director of the Year 2018

May 8, 2018

Meet the IoD North West New Director of the Year 2018

The Institute of Directors (IoD) North West Director of the Year Awards 2018 took place on Thursday 3rd May in the beautiful setting of Manchester’s The Midland Hotel. The awards, hosted this year by TV’s Dan Walker, are a celebration of Leadership talent, success and achievement in the North West so Shield Safety were thrilled […]

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Regulating our Future

April 30, 2018

Whitepaper: John Barnes on Regulating our Future

High profile incidents at 2 Sisters and Russell Hume have led to some criticism of private assurance schemes and concerns that current FSA Regulating Our Future (ROF) proposals for regulators to make greater use of industry assurance in official controls will weaken UK food law enforcement. Additionally, a recent University of Sussex ‘Food Research Collaboration’ […]

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Brexit

April 23, 2018

Geoffrey Podger on Brexit

In the first of the series from our newest Strategic Advisor Geoffrey Podger, he shares his thoughts on the topic of Brexit. Where are we on Brexit? My apologies for starting this series of blogs by concentrating on Brexit. A recent Yougov opinion poll showed that the one thing that unites both Remainers and Brexiteers is […]

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working days lost

April 18, 2018

8 handy tips to reduce the cost of working days lost

The cost of working days lost as a result of work-related injury and ill heath is rising. Statistics from the HSE show that in 2014/15 the cost amounted to £14.1 billion, increasing to £14.9 billion in 2015/16. We’ve previously looked at the two biggest causes of working days lost, work-related stress and musculoskeletal disorders, along […]

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acrylamide

April 13, 2018

Acrylamide back in the spotlight

Last year, acrylamide was brought into the public eye as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) warned over its dangerous effects. As we took you through in our blog Acrylamide in the spotlight, acrylamide is chemical that is naturally created  when starch-rich foods are roasted, baked, fried and grilled at particularly high temperatures over a long […]

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