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Basic quality systems for juice laboratories

The IFU methods collection holds a comprehensive list of procedures that have been specifically developed and validated for fruit and vegetable juice products. This is not always the case with other methods.

Having the appropriate IFU method is a good start but there are additional challenges to ensure a method is appropriately applied in the laboratory or factory environment.

IFU recommendation number 15 has been published by the Methods of Analysis Commission to assist Laboratory Managers as to the type of checks and controls they should consider adopting to ensure their lab produce reliable data.

It includes topics on:

  • Documentation
  • Training records
  • Servicing / calibration
  • Quality Assurance samples
  • QA sample analysis and charts
  • Performance analysis schemes
  • Data management

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Niels Petter Wright has decided to resign after ten years as CEO. Under his leadership Elopak has transformed from a company positioned for fresh dairy and juice products to a full aseptic system supplier. In addition to several crucial technological breakthroughs, Elopak has during these years expanded its geographical footprint significantly and driven an ambitious environmental agenda.

“Elopak is truly an extraordinary Norwegian based company with currently 98 percent of its sales in international markets. Niels Petter has played a key role in developing Elopak from a NOK 5,5bn to 8,1bn company and has led its employees with exceptional drive and dedication. He leaves a diversified company well positioned for further growth. As the owner of Elopak, Ferd is grateful for the job Niels Petter has done”, says John Giverholt, Chairman in Elopak AS.

Niels Petter Wright has been CEO of Elopak for the past ten years and CFO for seven years prior to that. He looks forward to pursuing other business opportunities, but will miss Elopak, the customers and his colleagues.

“While there certainly have been some demanding years in an international business environment, it has above all been fun. I wish my colleagues a successful future. I hope they will succeed exporting our excellent products and the Elopak way of doing business to further markets”, says Niels Petter Wright.

The Board of Directors has initiated the search for a new CEO, and is pleased that Niels Petter Wright will continue as CEO in this transition period.