All news articles for April 2019

Overfishing wild sealife to feed farms is threatening food security, claimed experts

Overfishing threatens food security

By Helen Gilbert

Food security is being threatened due to billions of tonnes of small fish being taken from the wild every year to feed farmed fish, a damning new report has revealed.

Red and processed meats have been linked with bowel cancer in a new report

Meat and bowel cancer link raised by research

By Aidan Fortune

New research has found that people who eat red and processed meat within Department of Health and Social Care guidelines are still at increased risk of bowel cancer.

Step onto the show floor at IFE 2019 in this video

Innovation on show at IFE 2019

By James Ridler

From low calorie meringue bars to vegan ready meals, this year’s International Food & Drink Event (IFE) showcased the latest innovations in the industry – captured in our whistle-stop video tour.

National coverage of an optimistic 2019 wheat harvest should be taken with a pinch of salt, warned AHDB

Caution urged over wheat harvest optimism

By Helen Gilbert

Food firms should be cautious about national media coverage of optimistic 2019 wheat harvest predictions, AHDB Market Intelligence, a source for the articles, has warned.

Gael Delamare (pictured) discusses the pros and cons of 3D printing

3D printing and food: five things you need to know

By Helen Gilbert

Earlier this week science and technology consultancy Campden BRI announced it was conducting new research into the world of 3D printing applications for the food industry. Here, ingredients scientist Gael Delamare, who is leading the project, talks Helen...

Fear over the abuse of personal data mar the discussion into personalised nutrition

Clarity over digital data use needed

By Rick Pendrous

Personalised nutrition offers a huge opportunity to improve public health, but fears about the abuse of individual data could undermine that prospect unless there is better clarity about its ownership and use, a leading academic in the field has claimed.

A new test can identify the validity of buffalo mozzarella

Mozzarella fraud laid bare by test

By Noli Dinkovski

Two-thirds of supermarket pizzas, restaurant pizzas and other restaurant dishes labelled as containing buffalo mozzarella have been shown to contain mozzarella made wholly or partially from cows’ milk, after a test was developed to distinguish between...

Premier Foods owns brands ranging from Mr Kipling and Ambrosia to Batchelors

Premier Foods review weighs all options

By Helen Gilbert

The wholesale break-up of all Premier Foods brands, including Mr Kipling, is one option it is considering, after hiring advisors at boutique firm d'Angelin & Co to help with its strategic review.

Unite members at Moy Park are to be balloted on strike action over pay

Moy Park workers to hold strike ballot

By James Ridler

Unite is to hold a strike ballot for its members working for poultry processor Moy Park, after disagreements over ‘unreasonable management demands’ in ongoing pay negotiations.

Health and safety failings have cost Braegate Produce Ltd £50k and C H Cole & Sons £30k

Potato processing firms fined for safety failings

By James Ridler

Potato processor Braegate Produce has been fined £50,000 for health and safety failings, while a separate potato processing line accident has cost one Essex firm more than a £30,000 penalty.

Kerry's focus on innovation has made them prepared for the future

Development hub

Preparation pays off for Kerry

By Ellie Woollven

Last year, Irish firm Kerry launched a programme targeting changing needs in prepared meals. So, how is the innovation panning out?

(Left to right) Stephanie Seege, Kavita Karnik, Thew Arnott applications technologist Verity Clifton and Steve Osborn

Sugar debate ultimately flawed, claim experts

By James Ridler

Consumer confusion on what can legally be defined as sugar in the UK has called into question the legitimacy of the debate over its impact on obesity and its demonisation, industry experts have claimed.

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