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Innovation is essential: cheese boss

Adams Foods is succeeding in a declining hard cheese market, Ian Toal tells Nicholas Robinson

Dairy UK boss tackling challenges

Dr Judith Bryans is making her mark as Dairy UK’s chief executive, reports Nicholas Robinson

New factories need future-proofing

Under increasing pressure to complete a new facility as quickly as possible, while not knowing what the more distant future will bring? How do you make sure you have the optimum design? Paul Gander finds out

More research into weight and sweeteners needed

The effects of sweeteners on general health may be widely studied, says Michelle Knott, but more research into their effect on weight is needed

Greek yogurts dominating sector

Focus on high-protein products is dominating the dairy sector, says Michelle Knott

Integrating control can be like herding cats

Pursuing integrated control and data collection on lines sourced from multiple equipment suppliers can be like herding cats. 

Farmers' boss optimistic for food industry future

Meurig Raymond, president of the National Farmers Union (NFU), has a very clear message for the food industry: “No farmers, no food, no future.”

Dairy Crest reveals its investment plans

Capital investment is sexy and Dairy Crest has just come to the end of a four-year investment plan, which saw £75M spent across the company’s dairy operations.

FMEAs open for entries

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Challenges offer business opportunities

AAK’s md Martin Craven tells Nicholas Robinson that market challenges provide perfect business opportunities

Latest science to stop overeating

Food scientists are devising new types of foods that help prevent people from overeating, reports Michelle Knott.

Change in relationship needed: FSA boss

FSA boss Catherine Brown talks to Rick Pendrous about the need for change in its relationship with industry

Crisp boss wants 10% of the market

Founding a brand is easy, John Tague tells Nicholas Robinson, but getting into the multiples is difficult.

NPD integral to bakery growth

Grain D’Or recognises that new product development has to become more important if the bakery is to grow, Simon Sloan tells Nicholas Robinson

What exactly is a clean-label product nowadays?

The subject of ‘clean-label’ ingredients has not gone away, but there are increasingly other priorities which may take precedence, Paul Gander discoversEn dash: –

Innovation is heart of sustainable industry

Matthew Incles can see a promising future for the UK’s food and drink industry, despite the incessant bad press currently bombarding it.

Meadow Foods invests £3.1M to boost efficiency

Meadow Foods has been investing to raise its efficiency. It’s important to invest in a business to keep things fresh and efficient and we’ve had a lot of that here at our Peterborough site, where we produce cream and cream products for food manufacturers.

Cheshire college helping fill skills gap

Katharina Vogt is making big steps in her mission to turn Reaseheath College’s Food Centre (RFC) into an educational institution with the highest quality food and drink standards known to the industry.

Food manufacturing accidents - the biggest causes

Paul Gander asks how businesses and health and safety professionals plan and train in order to reduce accident risk.

Aspall invests ahead of 300th anniversary

Cider maker Aspall has ambitious plans to differentiate its brand, reports Laurence Gibbons

Managing production flow key to efficiency

Managing production flow in factories to maximise efficiency, is key, says Alyson Magee

Food firms must adapt to toughest regulation

Manufacturers that want to make health claims on pack are adapting to the EU’s line of regulation.

Zero food waste to landfill - mission accomplished?

Is zero waste to landfill an easy target for smaller businesses to hit? And once they do, what next?

Vitafoods offers perfect opportunity to network

Vitafoods is a chance to showcase new products, learn about market trends or network with potential suppliers and buyers, says Nicholas Robinson

US food firm plots UK gluten-free market invasion

Simon Hazlett is taking Boulder Brands’ American dream to the UK’s free-from market, reports Nicholas Robinson