Processing Magazine

UL launches new food safety initiative

August 18, 2011

NORTHBROOK, Ill. — Underwriters Laboratories (UL) today announced the launch of UL Food Safety, a new program dedicated to addressing the growing needs of the global food industry by promoting standards-based safety solutions, according to a press release.

UL Food Safety will help mitigate risk by employing science-based processes to address industry concerns, new government regulations and heightened consumer awareness of food safety issues.

The new offering builds on UL’s 117-year track record of advancing public safety through the creation of actionable solutions beginning with an innovative training curriculum through UL University.

The training program is the foundation for a larger portfolio of services under development including traceability, validation and testing services.

“As safety evolves, so does UL,” said Hank Lambert, general manager of UL’s Global Food and Water Businesses. “UL Food Safety is a natural extension of our commitment to help protect people, products and places from new risks in new and important ways.”