22-May-2013 - Bread bakers should be prepared to face further reductions in salt levels when new limits are set by the Department of Health (DH) later this year – despite hitting their 2012 targets and reducing levels by 40% over the past decade.
21-May-2013 - A woman’s diet and lifestyle before and during pregnancy, and her baby’s diet in early life, can affect the infant’s risk of succumbing to disease later on and this will have important implications for the food industry, a new scientific report has concluded.
20-May-2013 - Some retailers may operate double standards in demanding high levels of food safety from suppliers, while being unaware over the amount of products contaminated with foreign objects they sell.
17-May-2013 - The horsemeat crisis is bringing four benefits to the UK food industry, despite all the adverse publicity that followed in its wake, said speakers at Food Manufacture’s webinar – Horsemeat, learning the lessons of an avoidable crisis – held yesterday (May 16).
16-May-2013 - The key business challenges for food firms whose products aid disease management are overcoming the "huge disconnect" between the number of consumers who claim to be interested in them and the number who actually purchase them, while also making inroads into the increasing demand for “personalised products”.
16-May-2013 - Do you remember when sales of Perrier Water were hit in 1990 by traces of carcinogenic benzene found in the bottles? The company had to withdraw 160M bottles worldwide at a cost of £150M and saw sales tumble for four years. Or when Heinz had to withdraw baby food worth an estimated £30M? Plus we can only speculate what the full financial impact of the horsemeat crisis will be. So how can you protect your food and drink business?
14-May-2013 - The functional food industry and regulators have been responsible for public health malpractice verging on gross negligence for failing to adequately communicate the health benefits of good nutrition.
13-May-2013 - A contractor’s fatal fall at Premier Foods’ Worksop site last week is being investigated by police and the Health and Safety Executive.
07-May-2013 - A large butchery firm has been ordered to pay £6,440 for safety failings after an employee sliced his forearm because his safety gloves offered insufficient protection.
30-Apr-2013 - Separation and filtration specialist Russell Finex has modified its Russell Compact Sieve vibratory screener to meet the requirements of the food and drink industry's 3-A sanitary standards.
30-Apr-2013 - Sick says its next-generation safety light curtain sets new performance standards in efficiency, installation and reliability.
30-Apr-2013 - Winkworth says its new "lean, yet versatile UTL ribbon blender mixer" (patent pending) is now far more affordable, and will "significantly reduce payback periods".
30-Apr-2013 - Processing up to nine tonnes of fresh vegetables for the retail and catering sectors seven days a week, demands impeccable hygiene and safety from Express Potato Supply of Weymouth.
30-Apr-2013 - Fraudulent claims of foreign bodies in food and drink are a hidden issue, says Rick Pendrous
30-Apr-2013 - Infestations from insects and vermin are a bigger problem for food manufacturers than many think, according to pest control specialist Rentokil.
29-Apr-2013 - Consumers’ reaction to the horsemeat scandal will be a key feature of a free one-hour webinar dedicated to learning the lessons of the horsemeat crisis to take place at 11am GMT on May 16.
28-Apr-2013 - The Scottish government is working with the British Standards Institute to develop a new Scottish marketing and advertising standard covering foods high in fat, salt and sugar.
26-Apr-2013 - The food industry has “no idea” where the next food fraud scandal will come from, not least because so many resources are being ploughed in to tackling the horsemeat crisis.
24-Apr-2013 - Targets set for Campylobacter reduction in poultry for the end of 2013 are unlikely to be met and new techniques of process treatment will be needed if the targets set for 2015 are to be achieved, the chief executive of the British Poultry Council (BPC) has claimed.
23-Apr-2013 - An international study into food allergies has been launched which hopes to establish a standardised approach to allergen management for companies involved in food manufacturing.
23-Apr-2013 - Food safety watchdog the Foods Standards Agency (FSA), Leatherhead Food Research, market intelligence specialist Mintel and business law firm DWF are supporting the Food Manufacture Group’s free one-hour webinar Horsemeat: learning the lessons of an avoidable crisis.
23-Apr-2013 - About 85% of global food safety training is ‘on the job’ but lack of time can block progress, according to a survey of 649 food and drink manufacturers.
23-Apr-2013 - The safety implications of mechanically removed meat differ depending on the type of pressure used to remove the meat from the carcass, according to European health chiefs.
23-Apr-2013 - The horsemeat scandal, which continues to plague the food supply chain, has severely damaged consumer confidence in the industry’s ability to regulate itself and will have major implications for the way food safety is regulated in the future.
22-Apr-2013 - The Foods Standards Agency (FSA), market intelligence firm Mintel, Leatherhead Food Research and business law firm DWF are supporting the Food Manufacture Group’s free one-hour webinar Horsemeat: learning the lessons of an avoidable crisis.