The leaflet called 'Lifting the Lid Safely' comprises a five point, step-by-step guide on how to open easy open ends quickly, safely and with minimum effort. It was developed in close association with the MPMA (Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association) along with endorsement from the DTI and British Standards Institute.

Comments Canned Food UK chairman Steve Thomas: ‘With consumers increasingly opting for the convenience and practicality of cans with easy open ends, we wanted to play our part in ensuring that the new technology is used safely and to best effect, especially in the light of the DTI’s recent reports into accidents involving food packaging in general.’

The leaflet is available from Canned Food UK on 0800 243364.