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On this page we provide links to other relevant web sites for your convenience. These links include public and private associations and institutes from the food safety, quality and packaging industries and many other organisations that you may find useful. Please let us know if you have a complementary web site that you would like us to consider for addition to the industry links page. Contact: web@saferpak.com

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Food & Food Safety
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)
The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health is an entirely independent organisation representing the interests of the environmental health profession. If offers a range of professional, educational and membership services, as well as training courses, events and publications.
European Commission Food Contact Site
An essential resource for keeping up to date with food contact developments and legislation.
A hi-quality food image library and food photographic studio. Purchase mouth-watering images on-line or commission a studio shoot to your requirements.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The Food and Drug Administration is one of the USA's oldest and most respected consumer protection agencies. FDA's mission is to promote and protect the public health by helping safe and effective products reach the market in a timely way, and monitoring products for continued safety after they are in use.
The FoodFen 'cluster' offers the opportunity for related businesses to work together to concentrate on cost saving in many areas. The FoodFen area covers around 1,200 square miles and consists of 3,900 farmers and 450 businesses.
The Food and Drink Federation's foodlink web site provides a focus for communicating messages aimed at helping everyone understand and carry out the basic precautions which they can take to reduce the risk of suffering from food poisoning.
Food Safety Magazine
Food Safety Magazine is a bimonthly publication dedicated to meeting the information needs of food safety and quality assurance professionals at food and beverage processors, foodservice companies, and agri-food laboratories worldwide.
Food Standards Agency (FSA)
The Food Standards Agency is an independent food safety watchdog set up by an Act of Parliament in 2000 to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food.
Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST)
IFST is the independent incorporated professional qualifying body for food scientists and technologists, the website contains a comprehensive library of articles on key food issues that are updated regularly.

Just Drinks
Since March 1999, just-drinks.com has developed into one of the most respected and fastest growing beverage trade sites around and is the premier source of free industry information on the web.

Just Food
Since March 1999, just-food.com has developed into one of the most respected and fastest growing food trade sites around and is the premier source of free industry information on the web.
Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association Ltd. (NIFDA)
NIFDA is a voluntary organisation committed to helping Northern Ireland food and beverage companies compete successfully and to represent and promote their interests. It was established to provide services to enhance, promote, inform, educate and develop member businesses.

Royal Institute of Public Health (RIPH)
The Royal Institute of Public Health is an independent organisation promoting public health and hygiene through education and training, information, quality testing and policy development.

Food and Drink Federation
The Food and Drink Federation is the voice of the UK food and drink manufacturing industry. It helps members operate in an appropriately regulated marketplace to maximise their competitiveness; and communicates the industry's values and concerns to Government, regulators, consumers and the media.
The Society of Food Hygiene Technology (SOFHT)
The Society was established in 1979 by a group of professional people who recognised the need for an organisation to cover the interests and views of everyone involved in food hygiene in its widest application throughout the food chain.
World Health Organization (WHO)
The objective of WHO is the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health. Health, as defined in the WHO Constitution, is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease of infirmity.

British Glass Manufacturers Confederation
Promotes the use of glass, including its environmental advantages and provides a centre of technical excellence and research dedicated to improving product quality and manufacturing processes.

Glass Online
Includes the GlassOnline Club and the GlassOnline World Yellow Pages along with dozen of others supporting services providing up-to-date online information, news and data for all international glass operators.

Glass On Web
A portal with news articles, business and product directory, and forum.
Government & Business
British Chamber of Commerce
A national network of quality-accredited Chambers of Commerce. Currently over 135,000 businesses benefit from membership of Chambers in the Accredited Network, from growth-oriented start-ups to local and regional subsidiaries of multinational companies, in all commercial and industrial sectors, and from all over the UK.
British Retail Consortium
The BRC speaks for the retail industry by campaigning, networking and disseminating information. The BRC has developed a range of ways for the industry to improve its performance including standards / benchmarking, research tools, information and publications and Skillsmart - the retail sector skills council.
Business Links
An agency of the UK Government, The Small Business Service offers advice and information from a network of local providers.
CBI Confederation of British Industries
Since 1965, the CBI has been UK business' most powerful lobbying organisation. The CBI is a vital source of expert advice and information, and a forum for the generation of ideas, best practice exchange and high-powered networking.
Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs
Defra's aims to create a better environment at home and internationally and sustainable use of natural resources.
DTI Department of Trade and Industry
The Department of Trade and Industry is the Government department with responsibility for increasing competitiveness and scientific excellence. The DTI work with businesses, employees and consumers to drive up UK productivity and competitiveness to deliver prosperity for all.
Environment Agency
The leading public body responsible for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales
Export Zone - Country Profiles
Export Zone - Country Profiles, part of the British Chamber of Commerce Export Zone, provides a comprehensive overview of every country in the world and includes demographic, political, social and financial overviews along with details of trade missions and essential business contacts.
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
The UK Health and Safety Commission (HSC) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are responsible for the regulation of almost all the risks to health and safety arising from work activity in Britain.
Their mission is to ensure that risks to people's health and safety from work activities are properly controlled.
Health and safety regulation information - Business Link
Business Link provides practical help and easy access to health and safety information including regulatory information and best practice guidelines.
HSE Direct
HSE Subscription service (£20 for a day pass) provides guidance, forms, publications, approved codes of practice, EU directives and other H&S information for download.
HM Customs and Excise
UK Customs & Excise is a Government department with responsibility for collecting billions of pounds in revenue each year in VAT, other taxes and customs duties. They also have a vital front-line role in protecting our society from illegal imports of drugs, alcohol and tobacco smuggling and tax fraud.
HM Stationery Office
Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO) delivers a wide range of services to the public, information industry and government relating to access and reuse of government information including legislation.
Office of Fair Trading
The organisation aims to protect consumers and explain their rights and to ensure that businesses compete and operate fairly. You can find essential information for businesses on how to comply with legislation enforced by the OFT, check advice on consumer issues, follow the progress of investigations and action taken, and download leaflets and reports.
Trade Association Forum
TAF - The Gateway to UK Trade Associations and Business Sectors encourages the development and sharing of best practice among UK trade associations.
Trade Partners UK
Fosters business competitiveness by helping UK firms secure overseas sales and investments, and for attracting high quality foreign direct investment to the UK. Trade Partners UK also offers independent, impartial advice and support to existing exporters and those new to international trade.
TSO (The Stationery Office) is the UK's leading provider of information management services. The place to go to but standards.
United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)
The United Kingdom Accreditation Service is the sole national accreditation body recognised by government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.
Aluminium Federation
The Aluminium Federation (ALFED) is the Trade Association which represents the UK aluminium industry, from the primary sector through to the end users and recycling sectors. ALFED has over 200 Member Companies which are grouped into 12 Member Associations, representing a total workforce of over 20,000 people.
British Aerosol Manufacturers Association (BAMA)
The British Aerosol Manufacturers' Association (BAMA) is a trade association that represents the interests of all sections of the aerosol industry, from the suppliers of components and chemicals to fillers and marketers of aerosol products.
Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA)
The Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association represents the interests of companies involved in the production of light metal containers, closures and components. Member companies range from large international organisations to small independent specialist manufacturers throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Steel Can Recycling Information Bureau
Learning resource dedicated to steel can recycling.

The Can Makers
Represents the interests of drinks can manufacturers and their raw material suppliers, multipack manufacturers and other suppliers.

Tin Technology
Tin Technology is a membership-based organisation involved in research, development, and marketing of tin based technologies. It is the world's foremost authority on tin with access to more than 60 years experience through its association with ITRI Ltd (formerly the International Tin Research Institute).

Convertingloop is the information and e-business network for the converting and package printing industry.

Industry Council for Packaging & the Environment
INCPEN is a UK based non-profit organisation established in 1974 dedicated to analysing the environmental and social effects of packaging, creating a better understanding of the role of packaging and minimising the environmental impact of packaging.
Industry Packaging
Offers conferences, exhibitions, tradeshows to suppliers, vendors and industry experts in the packaging industry. It is also established as a forum to address issues and trends related to the sector and related industries.
Institute of Packaging
The Institute of Packaging, founded in 1947 is the only professional education and training body for the UK packaging industry.
Institute of Packaging Professionals
The mission of the Institute of Packaging Professionals is to be the leading individual membership organization serving the educational needs of the packaging community in North America.
National Packaging Council
Forum to discuss matters of interest to those involved in packaging conversion and allied sectors.
The Packaging Federation
The Packaging Federationis the representative body of the UK packaging manufacturing industry. Members include major manufacturers from all sectors of the industry, including paper and board, plastics, metals, and glass. The Federation actively promotes the industry, its economic importance, the products it produces, the benefits to the community deriving from packaging, and the industry's responsible concern for the environment and the community as a whole.

Pira International
Pira is a leading commercial consultancy business which specialises in the packaging, paper, printing and publishing industries. Established more than 75 years ago to carry out technical research for government departments and leading industry participants, Pira is well known for its authoritative technical expertise.

Think Packaging
Packaging Portal - online resource for packaging companies includes products, services, news, features, events, employment, innovations, auctions, education, associations and lots more.

British Carton Association
The British Carton Association (BCA) is the folding carton arm of the British Printing Industries Federation, the business support organisation for employers in the printing, packaging and graphic communications industry. BCA membership represents 77% of the UK carton market.

Corrugated Packaging Association (CPA)
The Corrugated Packaging Association (CPA) are the representative body for a £1.5 billion UK industry and exist to help anyone with an interest in corrugated packaging.

Institute of Paper
The Institute of Paper is the professional body representing the interests of individuals pursuing a career within the Paper Industry. Established in 1992 the Institute of Paper set out with two main objectives; the first to raise the standard of education and training and provide people in the paper industry with a clearly defined career path; the second, to provide a forum for like-minded individuals to meet and discuss matters of mutual interest.

The Paper Federation of Great Britain
The Paper Federation of Great Britain is the trade association for the paper industry representing large and small paper manufacturing companies in the United Kingdom.

Information & business exchange for the paper, printing & converting industries.
Paper Industry Technical Association (PITA)
A forum for the exchange of information and technology to benefit its members in the pulp, paper, converting and allied trades.
British Plastics Federation (BPF)
The British Plastics Federation (BPF) is the leading trade association of the UK Plastics Industry (representing approximately 80% of turnover), they exist to exploit common opportunities and resolve shared problems.
Packaging and Industrial Films Association
Producers and converters of plastics films and products
RAPRA Technology
Rapra Technology is Europe’s leading independent plastics and rubber consultancy. Rapra provides comprehensive consultancy, technology and information services for the polymer industry and industries using plastics and rubber in any component, product or production process.

BCF British Coatings Federation
The British Coatings Federation (BCF) is the trade association for the decorative, industrial and powder coatings and printing inks manufacturing industry in the UK

The British Printing Industry Federation
The BPIF is the principal business support organisation for the UK printing, packaging and graphic communication industry and is one of this country's leading trade associations.

British Used Printing Machinery Suppliers Association (BUPMSA)
The British Used Printing Machinery Suppliers Association aims to serve the UK used printing machinery dealer industry by promoting a recognised code of ethics and accepted trading standards among member companies, which are vetted to ensure they comply with the entry criteria.
European Flexographic Technical Association (EFTA)
EFTA was founded in 1972 by a group of printers to act as the unified voice of the flexo printing industry and to share information on new developments in quality and technology.
The association now has over 400 members and has established an active programme of training, seminars, conferences and exhibitions to further the needs of its members.
Institute of Printing and Graphic Communication
The Institute of Printing is the professional institute representing all facets of the graphic arts industry nationally and internationally. The IOP is committed to improving the professional standing of the graphic communications industry and works with all sectors including the many supplier companies who extend so much support to the Institute, who underwrite technical conferences and other activities, to achieve this goal.
National Printing Skills Centre
The National Printing Skills Centre (NPSC) is an established centre of excellence in training for pre-press, press and post-press areas. Supported by prominent national and international companies through sponsorship and always keeping pace with rapid technological changes, the NPSC offers a unique service to meet all training requirements, be it scheduled courses, tailor-made courses or consultancy work.
PGC NTO National Training Organisation
The National Training Organisation for the printing, graphic communication and packaging sector in the United Kingdom.
Sauven Marking
Sauven specialise in industrial equipment for ink jet printing cartons, trays, bottles, plastic bags, foil food packages, cans and virtually any product. They have the coding and marking solution for all industries – food, beverage, pharmaceutical, electronic, chemical, automotive, construction.

American Productivity
APQC helps organizations adapt to rapidly changing environments, build new and better ways to work, and succeed in a competitive marketplace. APQC works with its member organizations to identify best practices, discover effective methods of improvement, broadly disseminate findings, and connect individuals with one another, and the knowledge, training, and tools they need to succeed.

American Society for Quality (ASQ)
The American Society for Quality, a professional association headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, creates better workplaces and communities worldwide by advancing learning, quality improvement, and knowledge exchange.
British Standards Institute (BSI)
The world leader in standards and quality management services, and owns the most famous of all product quality marks - the Kitemark.

British Quality Foundation (BQF)
The British Quality Foundation is a not-for-profit membership organisation that promotes business excellence to private, public and voluntary sector organisations in the UK. There are currently close to 1800 member organisations of all sizes who have joined since the Foundation began in late 1993.

European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM)
EFQM help European businesses make better products and deliver improved services through the effective use of leading edge management practices, principally the EFQM Excellence Model.

European Organization for Quality (EOQ)
EOQ contributes to the development of European Organizations and enterprises through the application of quality and change management concepts and techniques in their broadest sense. The end goal is progress and development of European individuals and European Society as a whole.

Excellence Ireland
Excellence Ireland is the country's national body for quality management and performance improvement. A not-for-profit organisation financed by members, Excellence Ireland's goal is to enable Irish businesses to improve their performance and competitiveness.

Institute of Quality Assurance (IQA)
IQA is a major force in the pursuit of quality. It makes a key contribution to businesses and public services both in the UK and overseas. IQA exists to facilitate and promote the use of quality to add value to organisations and enhance the standing of quality professionals.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
ISO is the source of ISO 9000 and more than 13,700 International Standards for business, government and society. ISO is a network of national standards institutes from 145 countries working in partnership with international organizations, governments, industry, business and consumer representatives.

International Register for Certificated Auditors (IRCA)
Established in the early 1980s initially to register auditors as part of the UK government's Quality initiative, IRCA quickly became recognised outside the UK as an integral part of the structure associated with ISO 9000 certification and is now accepted internationally as the world's foremost body concerned with the certification of auditors and auditor training courses.

International Quality and Productivity Centre (IQPC)
The International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC) is dedicated to providing practical, detailed information through conferences held at both the national and international level.

Classic Comedy
Site run by Richard Bentine, son of former Goon Show star Michael Bentine. Features downloadable classic TV comedy moments, including sketches from Monty Python, The Goon Show, and Benny Hill.
Comedy Butchers
Tour the virtual city and seek the hidden comedy sketches.
Excellent US comedy site.
Rudiments of Wisdom
Tim Hunkin’s encyclopedia of life cartoons originally featured in the Observer, intelligent and very funny.
The Framley Examiner
An authentic spoof newspaper. The Framley Examiner serves the people of Framley, and the surrounding villages - out as far as Whoft to the north and St Eyots to the north-east and Wripple to the north.

The Onion
Americas finest satirical news source, also check out the link to The Onion A.V. Club a fantastic movie and music website in it’s own right.

The Rockall Times
Hilarious UK satirical newspaper.
The Whitehouse
The site describes itself as - The officious web site for the White House and President George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States of America.


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