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Another bike ride – this time Abbey Road Tankers

We are very proud to be supporting to a really worthwhile charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, by sponsoring one of our hauliers, Abbey Logistics Group, who are doing a 5 country bike ride and hoping to raise £5000.  Yes, FIVE countries!

On Thursday 13th September a group of 6 people including their Managing Director and two drivers are setting off on a 500 mile bicycle journey from the Cargill factory in Krefeld, Germany.  The journey will take them across 5 countries

Keep the dentist at bay with Coconut Oil

Believe it or not, recent research has suggested that our much loved Coconut Oil can now help to fight tooth decay, and it could soon be winging its way into your toothpaste and mouth wash!  Yet another accomplishment to add to an ever growing list of benefits for one of our favourite oils.

Without boring you, here is  the scientific part… the bacteria Coconut Oil attacks includes streptococcus mutans, an acid-producing microbe that is a major cause of tooth decay. 

Logistics Coordinator swaps office for truck

There is usually only one 4am in my day however on Friday 10th August I discovered there were two as it was my turn to experience a day in a Kerfoot truck.  The route planned was six deliveries of KPO and KSO oil throughout the South Yorkshire area.  Armed with sandwiches and a flask of tea my driver for the day was Dave Hodgson and at 6:30am we departed our Goole James Street factory and headed on our way.

Despite working in Logistics for a few years now I had never

A day in the life of a KPO Production Supervisor

My day starts at 4:15am travelling to work for The Kerfoot Group at their Packed Oils factory on James Street in Goole.  Work starts at 5am on an early shift and as I am preparing in the factory for the day’s production I usually see all the Kerfoot trucks with their “It’s Incredible” logos emblazoned on the sides leaving site to deliver their first orders of the day!

At our Packed Oils factory we mainly concentrate on bulk orders, whether the oil is filled in IBCs

50 Shades of Oil

It’s the publishing sensation that has swept across the globe – and it has certainly been the talk of the kitchen here at Kerfoot HQ, The Olive House for a number of weeks.

What is vanilla?”….. “what is BDSM….. is it legal?”

Well quite frankly this male, middle-aged (but still sexy!) employee has had enough, especially given that trilogy is packed with ideas that seem to have been plagiarised directly from The Kerfoot

KPO’s Future Looks Bright

The Kerfoot Group has experienced significant growth over recent years and the Kerfoot Packed Oils division has been at the forefront of this strategy.  As the leading supplier of vegetable oils, olive oils and speciality oils to the UK’s best loved brands across food, animal feed and technical industries KPO continually strives to improve the service it provides and which its customers value.

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Pumice Powder

Background: A kind of igneous rock that is formed when a volcano erupts.  The lava solidifies to form this rock.  The pumice rock is then ground down into a powder form to make pumice powder.

Properties/Benefits: Pumice is an abrasive light volcanic rock; this is also true for the powder. When ground down to a powder the pumice particles help removes foreign substances, tarnish and plaque. It also provides a superb exfoliating medium to gently

Monoi Oil

(Gardenia tahitensis)

Background: Monoi Oil is traditionally made by soaking Tahitian gardenia flower in pure Coconut Oil for 15 days. The oil is pale yellow in colour and has a strong sweet floral scent. The Tahitian gardenia flower grows through out the French Polynesia. It was used by the Maori tribe 2,000 years ago for medicinal, cosmetic and religious purposes.

Properties / Benefits: Monoi Oil is rich in active

Mandarin Oil

(Citrus reticulate)

Background: Our Mandarin oil is expressed from the outer peel by cold pressing. Grown world wide it is yellowy-orange in colour with a blue-violet hint.  The oil has a floral intensely sweet citrus scent. Mandarin oil blends well with other citrus and spiced oils.

Properties/Benefits: It has antiseptic, stimulant and sedative properties, giving it great value as a medical herb. Curing ailments such as

Kiwi seed oil (refined)

(L. Actinidia chinensis PLANCHON)

Background: Our Kiwi seed oil is cold pressed and refined leaving it odourless. It is mostly grown in New Zealand. The oil is extracted from the kiwi fruit seed also known as the Chinese Gooseberry through a method of mechanical extraction.

Properties / Benefits: The oil is rich in vitamins and minerals allowing it to provide great moisture retention abilities. This makes it ideal for treating