TV’s Dr. Lisa lifts the lid on food hygiene

Biomaster hygiene expert Dr. Lisa Ackerley exposed the hidden dangers in Britain’s food industry in Thursday evening’s episode of the BBC series The Food Inspectors.

In episode 1 of series 3, Dr. Ackerley helped investigate how clean supermarkets really are when The Food Inspectors team went undercover into 10 stores to test for levels of bacteria. You can see their disturbing findings on the BBC iplayer.

 The most common cause of bacterial food poisoning in the UK is Campylobacter, which spreads easily through the supply chain. This deadly bacteria can be transferred from a packing plant to the outside of a food tray, and from there to the supermarket shelf.

The key to reducing the risk to consumers is the prevention of cross-contamination during handling. Addmaster (UK) Ltd. worked in partnership with Europe’s leading multi-material packaging manufacturer, LINPAC Packaging, to develop an award-winning range of trays and films with built-in Biomaster antimicrobial technology to reduce bacteria growth on the outer packaging of fresh meat.

Biomaster antimicrobial technology can be added into any product and has been proven to inhibit the growth of dangerous bugs such as Campylobacter.

Paul Morris, Managing Director at Addmaster says: “The programme highlighted the dangers of cross contamination in a perceived safe environment, such as a supermarket. The addition of Biomaster treated products in areas of concern is a powerful tool for companies to reinforce their duty of care.”

 Dr. Ackerley is one of the UK’s leading food safety experts and consultant adviser. She is also Managing Director of Hygiene Audit Systems Ltd, an independent consultancy specialising in food safety and health and safety.

*Please note that Addmaster was acquired by the Polygiene Group AB in January 2021, so all news articles prior to that date will still be branded as Addmaster.