All news articles for October 2019

We cover some of the latest CBD developments in food and drink

FDA is tough on CBD food

By Rod Addy

UK suppliers of products containing cannabis-derived compound cannabidiol (CBD) are still reviewing the tough stance the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took to the ingredient last month.

The manual handling of raw meat can also create a potential contamination hotspot in the process.

Ilapak launches meat vacuum pack tech

By Dan Colombini

Packaging machinery firm Ilapak has developed the first fully integrated rotary vacuum packer for the protein industry, as firms seek to tackle contamination and labour shortages.

The FDSC report highlighted the shortages in leadership skills across the food and drink supply chain

Report highlights lack of management skills

By James Ridler

A lack of management and leadership skills in the food and drink sector is acting as a barrier to the adoption of new technologies, according to research led by Sheffield Hallam University and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Docker has used Shaws' family heritage to make a name for her business

Me & My Team

Shaws: The art of preservation

By Jan Docker

Shaws managing director Jan Docker (front right) is using the Huddersfield-based chutney maker’s long family heritage to take the business to new heights.

The food industry has responded to the governments consultation on a National Food Strategy

National Food Strategy: industry submissions

By James Ridler

The UK food and drink industry has called for the Government’s National Food Strategy to focus on the length and breadth of the industry and to uphold the high level of standards currently enjoyed in the UK.

Spooky treats: Halloween NPD photo gallery

Spooky treats: Halloween NPD photo gallery

By James Ridler

Halloween has rolled around once more, and what better way to celebrate All Hallows Eve than with a selection of the spookiest new product developments (NPD) from food and drink manufacturers?

Many food and drink businesses are already taking significant steps to make their products healthier, through reformulation, labelling and innovation.

IGD publishes guide for portion sizes

By Dan Colombini

Research and training charity IGD has published a new guide for food businesses to help them review and set portion sizes.

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