All news articles for January 2019

Acryleast can be used in food typically high in acrylamide, such as crackers. Picture © Kerry Group plc

New yeast can slash acrylamide levels: Kerry

By Noli Dinkovski

A non-genetically modified organism (GMO) yeast that is claimed to reduce acrylamide levels by up to 90% in a wide range of food and drink products has been launched by Kerry Group.

Changes to vet re-validation requirements have been welcomed by the British Veterinary Association

Veterinarian system overhaul welcomed

By Aidan Fortune

Plans to change the training and re-validation systems for Official Veterinarians (OVs) have been largely welcomed by the industry.

Apprentice Julie Beales and site leader Les Croydon share their experiences with Symington’s

Apprenticeships

Meet the apprentice: Symington’s

By James Ridler

Symington’s has opened up opportunities for its staff to develop through its apprenticeship scheme. Here, apprentice Julie Beales and site leader Les Croydon break down the positive effect the scheme has had on themselves and the business.

New research suggests greater health benefits of consuming more dairy products

Opinion

Research gives weight to the dairy paradox

By Judy Buttriss

British Nutrition Foundation director general Judy Buttriss looks into new evidence suggesting the potential health benefits of consuming more dairy products.

Greencore has set in motion its plans to cope with a no-deal Brexit

Greencore plans for no-deal Brexit

By James Ridler

Convenience foods manufacturer Greencore is working with its customers to manage supply chain disruption in the worst-case scenario of a no-deal Brexit.

PepsiCo is working towards making its Walkers crisps packets 100% recyclable, compostable or biodegradable

Food firms boost environmental work

By Rod Addy

Top food manufacturers have slashed their environmental impact, with one group more than halving CO2 emissions from energy use in manufacturing in 2017, based on 1990 baseline data.

The Guardian bandsaw uses cameras, lasers and a braking mechanism to help prevent injury

Safety-first bandsaw launched by Cutting Edge

By Aidan Fortune

Food processing machinery supplier Cutting Edge has partnered with New Zealand-based manufacturer Kando Innovation to launch the Guardian Bandsaw into the UK and Ireland.

MacIntyre has upgraded its refiner and conche range

MacIntyre upgrades refiner/conche range

By Aidan Fortune

A new refiner, scraping mixer and agitator claimed to offer greater flexibility and enhanced control of the refining process than previous models, has been introduced by equipment supplier MacIntyre Chocolate Systems.

Coveney urged manufacturers to start acting on their no-deal Brexit contingency plans. Tech Live Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Business Leaders' Forum

Coveney: ‘take no-deal Brexit action now’

By James Ridler

With the threat of the UK crashing out of the EU, Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney has urged food and drink manufacturers to act on no-deal Brexit scenario contingency plans.

Crediton Dairy produces fresh flavoured and functional chilled milk drinks, iced coffee drinks and long life milks & creams

Crediton Dairy invests £12m in milk drinks facility

By Rod Addy

Crediton Dairy has announced a £12m investment in its milk drinks plant in Devon to boost capacity and expand its capabilities, amid plans to develop a range of enriched functional milks.

A no-deal Brexit would disrupt the flow of food imports into the UK and raise prices, retailers have claimed

Retailers press Government to avoid no-deal Brexit

By Rod Addy

The bosses of grocery retailers including Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose and McDonald’s have voiced concerns about the “significant risks to maintaining the choice, quality and durability of food” posed by a no-deal Brexit.

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