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The Arctic: Life’s a Freeze!

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The Arctic is a polar region north of the Arctic Circle - the most northern point of the earth's five major circles of latitude. It’s made up of the Arctic Ocean and adjoining seas and parts of Alaska, northern Canada, Iceland, Finland, Russia, Greenland, Norway and Sweden. Much of the land in the Arctic region has snow and ice cover all year ...

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Meat Cutting Plants and Cold Store Facilities in the UK to be Reassessed

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Using cold stores to ensure fresh food is kept at the correct temperature during the manufacturing process is crucial to the quality of the product that reaches our dinner table. There are many processes involved in food production and the hygiene of cold stores at every stage of the operation must be properly maintained to complete procedures s...

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Food Safety: If it ain’t Chilled, they’re Multiplying!

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The importance of safe storage for perishable products can never be over-emphasised, since storing food at the wrong temperature can lead to a build-up of dangerous bacteria, causing food poisoning and serious illnesses. Refrigeration helps to keep consumers safe from dangerous bacteria that can multiply rapidly. It's vital that perishable food ...

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Why are some Medicines So Expensive?

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Medicines can vary greatly in price, with some costing more than 100 times more than others to treat the same medical condition. As a result, consumers are often left wondering why some are vastly more expensive than other alternatives. There are several factors influencing the cost of medicines, including the length of time it has taken to crea...

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The Importance of Medicine Expiry Dates

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Prescription and over-the-counter medicines are marked with an expiry date - usually shown as EXP, followed by a month and year. It can be on the side of the packet, punctured onto the foil or on the container. Most of us have come across medicines in the bathroom cabinet that have expired, but there's some degree of confusion over whether these...

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The Harvard Depository

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Arguably one of the most intriguing libraries on the planet, the Harvard Depository is a climate-controlled facility located in Southborough, Massachusetts. Owned by Harvard University, this off-site, 200,000 square foot archival storage and retrieval site lies 30 miles from the Cambridge campus, and serves as a vital research unit for students, st...

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The World’s Largest Food and Beverage Companies

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How does a food and drink company become a success, and what gives it the ability to grow into a much loved, world leading brand? Across the globe, there are hundreds of food and beverage manufacturers that are enjoying stratospheric success and raking in billions each and every year. With that in mind, we decided to delve into three of the stronge...

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