Welcome to the Wood-Food Safety Network
This web area is an integral part of the activities of FEFPEB. It inherits the strategy of Nordic Timber Council’s Wood-Food project and aims to continue promoting an international platform and a network around all questions regarding the use and hygienic advantages of wood. It is an essential tool for communicating, collecting and spreading all available information.
Wood has traditionally been used for centuries in preparation and for packaging, storage and transportation of food. Since wood is an absorbent and porous material, the hygienic properties of wood are disputed. Furthermore wood is said to be more difficult to clean and sanitize than other materials.
Results from R&D projects show however that wood has good hygienic properties. Good manufacturing quality, good handling practice and proper sanitation treatments surely make wood a suitable material for most applications in the food industries. The results necessitate a review of the existing guidelines and regulations for the use of wood in the food industry.
At this website we maintain a databank about the hygienic properties of wood. You will find a lot of information concerning wood in the food industry and you will be presented with the latest news and the most recent results from research- and development. We have also put together reports, references and summaries from seminars and articles concerning wood in the food industry.
For media there is a special Press-headline where we intend to continuously publish press releases and pictures.
The network will be the wood sector forum for exchange of information and knowledge sharing, aiming a better acceptance of wood in the food industry.