In 1985, Brian S Teasdale (BST) started a family business right here, in Britain. The company initially focused on providing engineering supplies to UK bakeries, before inventing, designing, and manufacturing the concept of metal detectable products and the world’s first plastic metal detectable pen.
BST are proud to be the original pioneers in metal detectable plastic and rubber technology and are the driving force in the UK combatting the issue of plastic contamination in food production worldwide; Specialising in metal detectable, x-ray visible, shatter resistant, antimicrobial, food safe, BRC compliant products, utilised across all food sectors to reduce the risk of foreign body contamination.
In 2013, the original detectable products company officially became members of Made in Britain, and today over 85% of products stocked and sold by BST are Made in Britain! Displaying the Made in Britain mark shows a level of commitment to sustainability and safety as well as being recognised as a symbol of high quality.
Detectable products are now an integral part of food safety and HACCP procedures throughout the world. As new regulations and legislations have highlighted the necessity for detectable, food safe products in the food industry, it is becoming increasingly important to show due diligence in the prevention of plastic and rubber contamination. BST focus on producing high quality detectable products, less susceptible to wear and therefore less likely to end up contaminating food in production. Should a BST detectable item break or be dropped into food production, fragments as small as 5mm³ can be detected by metal detection or x-ray inspection systems and automatically be rejected from the production line.
BST undertake extensive research in developing new products to address contamination risks; Working with a vast network of specialised British manufacturers, many of whom have become strategic partners with BST over generations. Through designing and manufacturing new detectable products to continuously updating existing lines, BST strive to provide a dynamic detectable solution to every contamination risk.
BST supply detectable products to not only the food and drink industry, but the pharmaceutical, petfood, cosmetics, and textiles industries too. BST products are high quality, ergonomic, and a wide range of the products are antimicrobial and so are also suited to environments of high-risk cross infection such as medical areas, reception areas, open plan offices, and call centres.
BST understand what it means to have a global reach. With an expanding worldwide network of distribution partners, BST detectable products are currently available in over 70 countries.
Through celebrating partnerships with local British suppliers as well as worldwide distributors, through striving to innovate and build quality into every aspect of the business, from design and manufacture to logistics and support, BST embodies British culture.
BST are proud to be British.
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