Food security

Food industry Benchmarking

Involved in Food industry Benchmarking with Industry expert M.S.W. Associates, Biscuit, Cake, Chocolate and Confectionery Association BCCCA international Bench-marking for British Gov, from Australia, Japan to Mexico. sharing best practices in hygiene and health and safety. Food factory layout design and return of investment, and CABATEC distance learning for the staff for the confectionery industry, including Cadbury Chocolate.

Innovation Creating chocolate Mini-You’s.

iMakr 3D Printing Case Study page 2

iMakr Partnership with Rococo Chocolates, successful in creating chocolate Mini-You's Over Easter.

“The Chocolate Mni-You's were a great success for both us and Rococo” and generated a lot of interest from public and Press alike, Our chocolate Mini-You's were featured in the Daily Mail and the Evening Standard. We Simply Would not have been able to create this Product, Nor Generate this Level of exposure without the Projet 660.”

Partner with National Food safety Expert

Prof M Whieldon Associates Food Safety Auditing and HACCP a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product, for the Rubbani family owned business Penta Foods. The Farnborough-based business supplies a string of high-profile restaurant chains including Wagamama, The Ivy Collection and D&D London. and supermarket chains including Wing Yip the UK's leading oriental Grocers.

Health and safety ingredients testing of imported containers, products with ISO 9001 traceability certificate, Allergy, Suitability information i.e. Vegan, Coeliac, lactose intolerant and those adhering to their Faith, Halal Cert i.e halal humanely slaughtered and not containing pork or alcohol, for one of the largest Food service companies in the UK supplying over 3,500 specialist and general food ingredients from around the World supplied wholesale to European, Asian, Middlle East, Afican and South American restaurants, hotels, catering facilities and ingredient for food manufacturers for the major super markets.

Triggering national safety recalls i.e cigarette butts found in rice bails, Soy source containing traces of sulfuric acid etc. Insert Social Media Facebook, Instagram photograph of a plate of food.

Disposable single use plastic cutlery and packaging

Provided 3D Printing technical support for Pearlfisher creative and brand design agency in London, food packaging design, current focus is to eliminate disposable single use plastic cutlery and packaging, an analogy of the BIC ball point disposable pen which has been produced for decades and takes a extremely long time to decay in the ground, the ban on Single-Use Plastic Items in England was introduced on the 1st Oct 2023, part of a wider goal to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042.

At school we had design projects to replace CFC Styrofoam packaging for Big Mac’s which had recently been introduced, using wax paper and card, we never would have imagined it would take so many years to bring in a ban on single use plastics in the UK. Plastics give off a hormone similar to estrogen which can have an impact on the effects of the menopause.

Identifiying compostable plastics

03/03/22 attended Trinidad National Trading Standards Virtual meeting on draft for Food Packaging Compostable* Plastics, asking for easy Identification labeling for separating waste plastics, and sent information on the estrogen like hormone given off by plastic food packaging which affect humans and studies of their alternatives. *Note: Compostable but can not be used for Compost.

Food industry Benchmarking Findings

Corporate industry research and development is strictly guarded, this can greatly hinder industry and society i.e. a company solves a common problem faced in food hygiene and creates a good practice which could benefit industry as a whole but would often prefer to watch non competing companies fail in their attempts, for a small competitive advantage, this shared good working practices Globally.

Example following the metal detector discovering metallic foreign body in freshly baked loafs of bread, a engineer was sent into the industrial oven to carry out servicing but succumbed to the heat and was unreachable and sadly died, (Croydon, South London) we designed factory layouts to maximize production and eliminate hazards and plan servicing and safety procedures i.e. only being able to enter the ovens until sufficient cooling X amount of hours, IOF internet of things allows for servicing and preventative maintenance to be carried out in a well planed and controlled manner.

Freshly baked ciabatta loaf on wooden table, generated by artificial intelligence

Food intolerance

Advise from Hale Clinic Harley street Nutritionist and Educator, who advised the late Diana Princess of Whales, The Hale Clinic carries out many forms of Detox and therapies treatments and can arrange blood tests and toxicology for chemicals i.e. heavy metals such as Mercury etc.

*note I support the Healthy Caribbean Coalition campaign to easily identify high in sugar, sodium and fats, in foods and drink, and the campaign to regulate the 90% of Caribbean medical labs which are unregulated, as farming uses chemicals which are banded across Europe as the leading cause of suicide in the Third World.

Studies find your ancestry has an effect on the way in which your body processes foods and beverage, for example the Japanese population has a high percentage who are intolerant to Alcohol as their skin does not release the Alcohol prolonging the nauseous effects.

If a food creates a craving it means it has a reaction on the mind avoiding foods that cause this effect for a couple of weeks can help identify the cause to health issues as the body can tire of over processing, causing tiredness, weight gain and skin problems etc. this can include wheat, and diary farmers drinking litres of milk a day until the the body can no longer process it.

Nutritional studies

Hospital nutritional studies prove health is closely linked to diet, the sugar TAX introduction in UK 2018 on sweetened carbonated drinks, designed by World Health Organisation WHO to lower Obesity and Cancer rates Nationally.

GP's are already seeing an increase in signs of malnutrition in children in the cost of living crisis, as families become more reliant on cheaper proceed foods.

London's mayor Sadiq Khan is providing £130m for free primary pupils meals extended to include holidays, expected to save families approx £440 per child over the year. (see Wellbeing)

High Sugar drinks on super market shelves

Packaging Design

Beta tester for IC3D advances in packaging design software and advances in print technology, used in development and visualisation of food and drink packaging i.e printing Gold and Silver metallics embossing and de-bossing cardboard packaging in premium drinks packaging, flexible crisps and chocolate bags, cartons, labels and shrink rap,  point of sale design and super market shelving arrangement, using real time raytracing of products and store interiors.

Cobra Beer Bottle (2005) Softimage ISX

Modeled using Softimage ISX for Pedro Arroyo Head of Brand Marketing for Cobra Beer, Channel 4 film festival Cobra snake emerges through bottle. design of cobra bottle contains Symbols from Lord Karan Bilimoria's fathers career Lt. General FN Bilimoria's battalion 2/5 Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force) drink sensibly.

Packaging Plastics

Their are approximately 6000 new chemical combinations in household products each year, which can trigger health conditions i.e. Asthma and skin conditions Etc. brands share their product formulas with each other for testing to minimize the risk to the public.

Hormone imbalance was once between a patient and their doctor, safe human exposure levels where set in the 1950's when little to nothing was known by science of human thresholds, Farming and Agri practices to the contraceptive pill passing into the water supply and plastic food and drink packaging BPA (bisphenol A) and PET (polyethylene terephthalate), trigger estrogen like hormone which can affect the fetus, reducing daily exposure can help reduce menopause symptoms.

Child development* Personlised care*

Bottle Mock Up for Labels

Dangerous Food

Note: research carried out at the Daresbury labs discovered the cause of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), or Mad Cow Disease the cause of vCJD in humans. see MedicalTech Dangerous Food,” which was broadcast on April 16, 1996, featured a discussion by Oprah Winfrey and her guests of the possibility that beef cattle in the United States were or would become infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) Oprah Winfrey and Howard Lyman, a former cattle rancher and then director of the Humane Society’s Eating with a Conscience Campaign, and were sued in federal district court in Texas on a charge of disparaging beef. link Dangers of the US self regulatory food industry. I became partner with Hartree centre @ Daresbury labs campus in 2018

No animal was harmed in the creation of is image Beef Burger. Illustration Generative AI

Cannabis industry

As with many countries the US is ending cannabis prohibition, and Caribbean countries are preparing to meet that demand, after seeing an image created by a US Cannabis Marketing company, contacted the CEO and reminded him of their responsibility as an industry, to prevent religious and racial discrimination or glamorise drug use, and clear labeling and warning of the potential health risks.

Their is a need for clear warnings as with anything for human consumption which are regulated because of potential health risks: research carried out by the charity Rethink mental illness proved the link between THC in cannabis and psychosis which include paranoid delusions, commonly treated today in psychiatric departments.

Children with learning disabilities can be influenced by glamorous marketing and be attracted to drug use before they fully developing. (see medi)

Formula milk

Interviewed by Australian radio at the Rugby 7's, Dubai wearing the new Scotland football shirt in 2000 on the subject of Formula milk, it had to be recorded twice as the station was concerned about law suits.. research recently published fully supports what I was saying "Little evidence to support health claims made on formula milk" link

West Africa has some of the lowest Breast feeding rates in the World, influenced by unhealthy Western lifestyle, formula milk was poured into the thickest plastic shopping bags in the World in an attempt to stop it spilling on the airport floor on route to African countries without Formula distribution agreements. and bulked out, cut with? soon lactation stops and the baby becomes dependent on Formula.

24 Carat Chocolate tea pot

An extremely wealthy Arab was building a luxury hotel and had craftsmen in my circle hand craft the cutlery, he requested that the Cutlery Gold Plated with 24 Carat Gold repeatedly, Pure gold is too soft he was advised but he insisted and it done as instructed, its the culinary equivalent of a chocolate tea pot.

Cultural Revolution

After the Fall of the Berlin wall, when the former USSR collapsed and starting opening its doors to the West, Promoted November Beer from the Moscow Brewery, named after the month in 1989 the Berlin wall fell, packaging design was inspired by Russian abstract design, and cinema Advertisement included a downwards view of the Moscow Fire service encircling a well known Statue in central Moscow with a highly respected Russian Actor at the top of the high ladder holding a beer bottle to the Sky. (regional improvements included foil seal on the bottle top to improve hygiene in transportation)

Old friend of the son of the founder of the British communist party, who spent his childhood with his father being arrested every time there was Union activity in the UK.