PennWhite Classic Movie Calendar - August

Guess the classic movie!

Our 2020 calendar asked you to guess the title of a classic movie, here's the answer for August.

This 10 times Oscar nominated epic tells the story of British Army officer Thomas Edward Lawrence and his experiences in the Ottoman Empire during the first world war. David Lean won the best picture and best director at the 35th Oscars and Peter O'Toole played the title role. Alec Guiness and Anthony Quinn both played Arab princes... different times. 

So of course, the classic movie is... Lawrence of Arabia.

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PennWhite Classic Movie Calendar - July

Guess the classic movie!

Our 2020 calendar asked you to guess the title of a classic movie, here's the answer for July

Just two notes, E and F (that's Der-Dum to the non-musicians), created the iconic soundtrack for this movie about a killer Carcharodon Carcharias (that's Great White Shark to the non-marine biologists). The mechanical shark used for close-ups was called Bruce by director Steven Spielberg who thought the delays and cost overuns on the shoot would sink his career.

So of course, the classic movie is... Jaws.

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PennWhite Halal Certificate 2020-21

Following an intensive remote audit of our operations and products, the London based Halal Food Authority (HFA) has recertified 28 of our FoamDoctor food-grade foam control agents, and our production facility, as halal. A copy of our new 2020-21 certificate, which includes details of the approved products, can be seen here.

We will be submitting more FoamDoctor products to the HFA for their approval over the next few months and hope to eventually offer a range of halal certified products similar in scope to our kosher range which currently stands at 92 products.  

 

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PennWhite Certified Kosher For 19th Year.

Following a remote audit of our procedures, raw materials and practices, the Manchester Beth Din have certified 91 of our FoamDoctor food-grade foam control agents kosher and parev.

Obviously this year's audit under lockdown was a little different than usual and took place remotely on 20th May. This morning we received our new 12-month certifcate, backdated to 15th May 2020, representing the 19th year that our practices and products have been approved by the Manchester Beth Din. Hopefully, next year's audit will be a little more "normal".

Kosher Certificate 2020-21

PennWhite Classic Movie Calendar - June

Guess the classic movie!

Our 2020 calendar asked you to guess the title of a classic movie, here's the answer for July.

Just two notes, E and F (that's Der-Dum, to the non-musical types), created the classic musical score for this movie about a killer Carcharodon Carcharias (that's Great White Shark to the non-marine biologist types). The mechanical shark broke down constantly and was called "Bruce" by director Steven Spielberg who thought the delays and overspend would sink his career. He's done okay though.

So of course, the classic movie is... Jaws.

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PennWhite; Covid-19 Update (18th May)

An update from our Technical Director:

Eight weeks into the UK pandemic lockdown and PennWhite continues to operate as close to normal as possible. Orders are being processed, products are being manufactured and finished goods are being shipped to customers across the globe.

Our office staff are still working from home and have been pleasantly surprised by the robustness of the IT and telecoms systems we put in place in preparation for a potential lockdown back in early March. Laboritory, production and warehouse staff continue to work a socialy distancing shift pattern and observe responsible Covid-19 working practices, as they have done throughout "phase 1" of lockdown.

Over the last two months we have played our part in helping customers in key industries ensure they are able to provide vital services and products and are commited to doing so for as long as this crisis continues. Over the last few weeks we have started to see an increase in orders from other sectors and look forward to providing these customers with the products and technical support they need as they emerge from lockdown.

In April we underwent a remote ISO 9001 audit (we passed) and expect to be audited remotely by our halal and kosher certifcation bodies during the next few weeks. Both the kosher and halal audits have been delayed by the lock down and we appreciate our customers patience whilst our FoamDoctor products are awaiting recertifcation.

Dr. Mark Humphries

18th May 2020

 

New Product Launch - Pennstat 1218F

PennWhite launch a new anti-static agent specifically developed for use in food contact applications. 

Pennstat 1218F is formulated for use in any food contact application and is particularly suited for use in the manufacture of BOPP films used in food packaging. The product reduces static-causing surface friction and provides a conductive path allowing any charge to disipate quickly and safely.

The components used in Pennstat 1218F are compliant with applicable FDA and EU regulations, further information can be found on the new product's Technical Data Sheet.

 

 

PennWhite; ISO 9001:2015 External Audit

Last Tuesday Intertek Certification carried out their annual audit of our ISO 9001 Quality Management System. In line with current UK government guidlines, this was of course a remote audit. 

During the course of several Zoom meetings, the auditor examined our preparations for lockdown working and reviewed how our QMS has been integrated within our current remote working pactices, particulalry in respect of sales order processing and quality control. 

We're pleased to report that we passed the audit and have now been certified to ISO 9001 (or its predecessors) for two decades. We look forward to next year's external audit which will hopefully take place without the aid of video conferencing!

 

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PennWhite Classic Movie Calendar - May

Guess the classic movie.

Our 2020 calendar asked you to guess the title of a classic movie, here's the answer for May.

The Windy City? That's Chicago, the origin of the nickname is still debated, is it because the city's location on the shores of Lake Michigan make it "windy" or that Chicagoans love to bragg about their city? It's not important. Unless you're from Chicago, maybe. The photo is the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, its a hot spring and the blonde bombshell is the iconic Marilyn Monroe.

So of course, the classic movie is... Some Like it Hot

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PennWhite; Covid-19 Statement Update

PennWhite share our customer's concerns about the impact of the Coronavirus on global supply chains. We have taken steps to minimise the impact of the pandemic on our business and remain fully operational. We are also taking additional measures to protect the health of our employees, their families and the wider public. Details can be found in our Covid-19 Statement. (Last updated 1st April 2020, version 5)