All news articles for July 2020

Vestey Foods' Thompson uses thermal processing and allergen control as examples

Technical Opinion

Food safety: why validations and 'worst-case scenarios' are vital

By Chris Thompson

Even technical experts sometimes confuse validations with verifications, but both are crucial aspects of food safety processes, as is the 'worst-case scenario' approach, argues Chris Thompson, technical manager at Vestey Foods UK.

Kimberly Carey Coffin warns the industry could be at risk

Coronavirus has ‘catastrophic’ food fraud implications

By Michelle Perrett

The COVID-19 pandemic could give rise to the biggest case of food fraud since the 2013 horsemeat scandal with “catastrophic effects” food safety assurance specialist Lloyd’s Register has predicted.

Smith: 'People are falling back in love with baking'

Fatherson Bakery launches vegan flour range

By Rod Addy

Fatherson Bakery, winner of the Small Bakery Manufacturing Company of The Year at this year's Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, has launched a range of flours for consumers.

Flavourfresh Salads has begun working with the North West pilot on technology adoption

Made Smarter gains traction as SMEs adopt digital tech

By Michelle Perrett

Four food manufacturers have secured support from the Made Smarter North West pilot, a scheme designed to help small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in north-west England benefit from the use of digital technology.

Metal could be used to achieve a premium feel in packaging

Crown shines light on metal

By James Ridler

Crown Food Europe is advocating the use of metal to convey a premium feel to packaging in the “booming” snacks market.

The revamped factory offers additional reassurance for consumers scouring allergen labelling for 'nut-free' tags

Finsbury Food Group turns cake factory nut-free

By Michelle Perrett

Finsbury Food Group, the cake manufacturer supplying supermarkets including Tesco and Sainsbury's, has turned its Hamilton Celebration Cake factory in Scotland into a nut-free site, offering consumers additional reassurances regarding allergen labelling.

Warburtons has launched an accelerator to promote bakery innovation

Warburtons supports start-ups with new fund

By James Ridler

Warburtons has teamed up with small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) accelerator Mission Ventures to launch a new joint venture to support bakery start-ups.

Taylor: 'Over 80% of our ingredients are grown in the EU and the majority from right here in the UK'

Development hub

Keeping it real at Purition

By Ellie Woollven

Purition founder Edward Taylor explains how the company is taking a different tack to other protein powder companies and is not afraid to stand by its principles.

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