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Is the use of pesticides allowed to control pests?

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Photo: Jack Wolf – “Speared” by Flickr

There are variations in the allowance of pesticides for pest control. Variations in the legislation among countries and also in the company policy or the requirements of your customers. The overall trend is to reduce the use of pesticides or to forbid its use at all. Continue reading “Is the use of pesticides allowed to control pests?”

Pest prevention

The practice – Advise to really control the prevention of pests

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Photo: Jeanne Menjoulet – “Chat marseillais (du panier)” by Flickr

A system on paper is an important base, but the real value lies in its good execution. For that there are some pieces of advice to improve the performance of your pest prevention program. What is meant by pests? Continue reading “The practice – Advise to really control the prevention of pests”

Pest prevention

Pest prevention – The pest prevention program

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Photo: Mats Hagwall – “Eggmice, Radish And Chive” – by Flickr

The prevention of pests is becoming more and more important in the quality systems. The term pest control is frequently used. However, prevention is better because what isn’t there hasn’t to be exterminated. Continue reading “Pest prevention – The pest prevention program”

Product export

What has the ℮-sign to do with product export ?

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Photo: Lance Chueng – “USDA – Pollinator Week Festival” by Flickr

If your ℮-sign labelled product crosses the borders of your country, it’s important to enquire some points to avoid problems. There is also the possibility to import products labelled with the ℮-sign into the EU or into the 4 EFTA-countries (European Free Trade Association). Continue reading “What has the ℮-sign to do with product export ?”

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Saving money by optimizing your dosing / weighing system

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Photo: Pictures of Money – “State of the Economy” by Flickr

In the previous article we have seen the advantages of using the ℮-sign. The costs can be reduced compared to a dosing system without the ℮-sign, the minimum quantity. This doesn’t mean that there can’t be a cost reduction, when the minimum quantity system is used. Continue reading “Saving money by optimizing your dosing / weighing system”

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An explanation of the estimated quantity sign (℮) for the weight or the volume

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Example of a product with an e-sign

A system that is widely used in the European food industry is that of the estimated quantity (℮). This sign has nothing to do with the “E” used to indicate additives. The small ℮ appears next to the indication of the weight or volume (in g or kg, ml, or L).

Why ℮? Continue reading “An explanation of the estimated quantity sign (℮) for the weight or the volume”

Product export

Situation 7 – Different analysis methods while exporting? Don’t be surprised by it

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Photo : iT@c – “Laboratory Stuff” – by Flickr

This situation is delicate. Often you will discover it after a certain period of time, when you are exporting your products without any problems. Then suddenly your product is no longer in compliance, and will be blocked and rejected in the export country. Continue reading “Situation 7 – Different analysis methods while exporting? Don’t be surprised by it”