All news articles for August 2019

Food safety body increases dust inspections

Dust control inspections to ramp up

By Helen Gilbert

Food manufacturers are to be targeted in a new series of inspections focusing on dust control, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced.

Manufacturers have been urged to prepare for Natasha’s Law

Opinion

Minimise allergen risk ahead of Natasha’s Law

By Simon Flanagan

Simon Flanagan, head of speciality analysis and food allergen services at Reading Scientific Services (RSSL), discusses the steps manufacturers can take to prepare for the implementation of Natasha’s Law.

AI inspection systems have boomed in recent years

AI inspection system boom

By Noli Dinkovski

Next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) inspection systems that include the likes of thermal, 3D, and hyperspectral imaging are playing an ever more critical role in helping manufacturers reduce product recalls, a supplier to the industry has claimed.

African swine fever poses no threat to human health but is fatal for pigs

Pig body warns of African swine fever ‘catastrophe’

By Noli Dinkovski

More resources should be allocated to surveillance at ports and airports to help keep illegally imported meat and African swine fever (ASF) out of the UK and prevent a “potentially massive catastrophe” for the pig industry, the National Pig Association...

An artificial tongue that can detect the differences between whiskies has been developed by scientists in Scotland

Artificial tongue detects counterfeit whisky

By James Ridler

An artificial ‘tongue’ that can detect the differences between real and counterfeit whisky has been developed by scientists from the University of Glasgow.

QR code scanning technology is being increasingly adopted by the drink industry

QR code label growth led by drinks firms

By Ellie Woollven

Seafood and drinks firms are leading a food manufacturing trend in QR code labels, a report from Future Market Insights (FMI) has found.

GEA’s new slicers can be used in both the meat and dairy industries

New slicing technology launched by GEA

By Ellie Woollven

German equipment supplier GEA has launched two new slicers designed to improve the quality and yield of meat and poultry products.

The latest bakery and confectionery trends – photo gallery

MARKET TRENDS

All eyes on the latest bakery and confectionery trends – photo gallery

By Noli Dinkovski

From the rise of floral flavours in creams and custards, to the use of flour alternatives made from beetroot and spinach in bread, the bakery and confectionery sector is awash with innovation. We pick out a selection of what’s hot in this photo gallery.

Around Noon are to create 94 jobs as part of a £7m investment

Food-to-go firm invests £7m, creating 94 jobs

By James Ridler

Northern Ireland-based food-to-go specialist Around Noon is to create 94 new jobs as part of a more than £7m investment to develop sales in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland.

Nim's has secured listings with NHS Supply chain

Nim’s Fruit Crisps secures NHS listing

By James Ridler

Healthy snack manufacturer Nim’s Fruit Crisps has secured a supply deal with NHS Supply Chain, marking the producer’s first inroads into the foodservice sector.

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