The following suppliers have all passed the ISO
As one of Britain’s largest food producers, Premier Foods remains committed to providing quality brands and solutions that caterers can rely on. Being an original member of the Packaging Task Force, we are dedicated to working collaboratively with the industry to identify and improve packaging accessibility for older people and those with disabilities.
Our Ambrosia Rice Pots and Ambrosia Custard Pots were tested by Sheffield Hallam University last year. We are delighted to say that our Ambrosia 120g pots passed with flying colours and we are looking forward to working with NHS Supply Chain, the Hospital Caterers Association and the National Association of Care Caterers to promote the benefits of the ISO Test.
The Good Food Chain
The Good Food Chain are very pleased to have been involved with this group from the start, it was therefore a must for us to be one of the first products tested. Sheffield Hallam University were very keen to test our packaging from the outset, due its difference to mainstream sandwich packaging.
We have always tried to make our products the most user friendly patient sandwiches on the market, and the addition of the ISO17480 testing has helped us to cement that position.
Team Juiceworks take patient feeding very seriously & were therefore delighted when given the opportunity to join the Packaging Forum which has helped us further understand the broader issues contributed to by inaccessible packaging.
For many years we have worked independently to measure & improve the ease of opening of our range of pre-portioned Juices, Jelly & Desserts. Despite the many other considerations we are challenged which may require packaging to be adapted to help support longer shelf life or improved to enable clearer graphics we always bear one thing in mind. We work hard to produce nutritious products for patients & therefore if they cannot open the packaging there is little point in doing what we do.
We are therefore delighted that our Juiceworks Juice Portions and DZERT Jelly & Desserts pass the ISO-17480 standard. We recognise that as the standard improves so too must our packaging so we will continue to work with our supplier partners to ensure we drive improvement.
The ISO testing was conducted by Sheffield Hallam University who are keen to promote the huge benefits of working towards this standard.
NHSSC the HCA are also working hard to raise awareness for caterers by highlighted the availability of compliant products.
Unilever Food Solutions
At Unilever we meet everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life.
As a founder member of the NHS Packaging Taskforce we are proud to be making a tangible difference to people in hospital care; improving overall wellbeing as individuals can independently open the FLORA and MARMITE portions presented to them and therefore consume the full nutrition benefits within.
Our FLORA and MARMITE portions were tested by Sheffield Hallam University quickly and efficiently with meaningful feedback at the end of the process. We look forward to working with NHS Trusts, NHS Supply Chain, the HCA and other key stakeholders to promote the benefits of this ISO Test for all.