All news articles for July 2019

The planned closure of Foyle's Cookstown site has put 82 jobs at risk

Meat plant closure puts 82 jobs at risk

By James Ridler

More than 80 jobs are at risk at a meat processing facility in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, after the owner announced plans to close the site next month.

3D printed technology is being used to track temperature and g-force in production lines

3D view on waste foods

By David Challis

Equipment manufacturer Martin Lishman has used 3D printing to launch a shock and temperature monitor, designed to prevent damage to fresh produce during handling and transportation.

Seepex UK's new dough pump system has proved itself in trials

Successful trial for sticky dough pump system

By David Challis

A system to tackle sticky dough more efficiently, reducing production waste, improving health and hygiene and minimising manual handling, has been successfully tested at a ciabatta bread and baguette bakery by pump specialist Seepex UK.

The use of technology and artificial intelligence can help bring downtime to a minimum

Preventative maintenance

Get with the program: tech to decrease downtime

By Rick Pendrous

Technology and artificial intelligence are increasingly being used to transform machine maintenance, moving towards predictive identification of root cause analysis to prevent downtime.

Makers of gluten- and dairy-free products are eligable for the new award

FMEAS 2020

Free-from category added to industry awards

By Noli Dinkovski

The fast-growing free-from market is to be recognised by a new awards category at the food industry Oscars, the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

Lendrum (pictured) called for mandatory recycling labels on products that were easier to understand

Call for mandatory recycling labels on food packs

By James Ridler

The food and drinks packaging industry should move towards a mandatory labelling system that makes it clear whether a product can or cannot be recycled, the head of packaging at frozen food retailer Iceland has urged.

from humble beginnings to a globally recognised brand, Grenade talks its growth and plans for the future

Business leaders

How to blow up a brand: inside Grenade

By Aidan Fortune

Alan and Juliet Barratt set up Grenade in 2009, which has grown into a sales juggernaut. The duo discuss building a brand that is blowing away the competition.

The Cowhouse Dairy pasteurised raw milk from a nearby farm and then processed it into ice cream

Ice cream boss fined £20k for hygiene offences

By Noli Dinkovski

The director of an ice cream-making business that supplied to schools in Derbyshire faces a bill of more than £20,000 after admitting serious hygiene offences.

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