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Claim, set and match

As competition in the burgeoning sports category hots up, how do you ensure your brand stands out against the background of European health claims regulation? asks Paul Gander

Tomorrow’s packaging will involve sensory elements

The next generation of intelligent packaging could allow brand owners to give consumers totally new sensory experiences, Alyson Magee discovers

A new logic in logistics

Sharing is caring - about your distribution costs. Paul Gander finds out how collaboration and consolidation help both manufacturers and retailers

Genius breaks into France

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne tells Nicholas Robinson about her plans for Genius

Where is the EU's nutrient profiling model?

Grass is growing around plans for nutrient profiles, despite supporters arguing they are needed to make sense of health claims, says Paul Gander

Europe’s regulations makes it global hub

Europe’s functional food legislation is slowing down development - but not stopping it, says Michelle Knott

How to keep your food site safe

With reputations at stake, food safety has become more important than ever before, reports Alyson Magee

Moy Park’s manager raises output by a fifth

Moy Park’s Ben Carrigan has found a way to raise output by a fifth at the company’s Anwick site, he tells Nicholas Robinson

SOFHT chairman plans to raise profile

Alan Lacey tells Nicholas Robinson how he hopes to raise SOFHT’s profile

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

Entries for the 2014 Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards close on July 31. Don’t miss your chance to be a star. Enter online at

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.