All news articles for May 2022

Automated future for Nestlé’s supply chain

Automated future for Nestlé’s supply chain

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive video interview, GXO digital model realisation & continuous improvement leader Alex Stinton talks about the role his company’s East Midlands site plays in Nestlé’s supply chain and how it has been designed from the ground up to incorporate...

Food and drink firms have a wide range of options to choose from when seeking funding, but which one is the best fit?

Digital feature: long read

Financial services: the cash is out there

By Michelle Perrett

Food and drink manufacturers face huge pressure on margins as the impact from labour shortages, margin squeezes, Brexit, soaring commodity costs and the Ukraine war start to bite. The real question for many is how they ensure they have adequate cash flows...

Kendamil will be the first international infant milk to be exported to the US

Kendamil to export to US and double capacity

By Gwen Ridler

Baby milk producer Kendamil, a brand of Kendal Nutricare, is set to become the first international manufacturer to export infant formula to the US in response to a shortage crisis, with plans to double capacity in response.

Rubisco extracted from tomato leaves could provide a sustainable source of protein of plant-based meat alternatives

New method to extract protein from tomato leaves

By Gwen Ridler

A new method of extracting protein from tomato leaves could help accelerate adoption of plant-based diets and boost the sustainability of plant-based meat alternatives, according to Wageningen University & Research.

Natasha's Law saw all pre-packed food labeled with the allergens it contained

Natasha Foundation clinical trials: Exclusive podcast

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive podcast interview, Natasha Allergy Research Foundation co-founder Nadim Laperouse discussed his hopes for the recently launched clinical trials, as well as the work that has already been done with the food and drink industry.

Allergens require specialised cleaning techniques to prevent cross contamination in the food factory

Cleaning to prevent allergen cross contamination

By Gwen Ridler

Cleaning is an essential part of allergen control in the food factory, but special care must be taken to choose the appropriate method to avoid cross contamination, warned Christeyns Food Hygiene Technical Director Peter Littleton.

Alfa Laval's PlusClean system reduces water consumption by 80% compared to other disinfection systems

Alfa Laval debuts new clean-in-place system

By Gwen Ridler

A new clean-in-place (CIP) system that guarantees total coverage during the sterilisation process and an 80% reduction in water consumption has been developed by Alfa Laval.

The Government has pushed back restrictions on HFSS promotions in stores

Government delays restrictions on HFSS promotions

By Gwen Ridler

The Government’s delay in the implementation of restrictions on advertising and volume promotions for high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) foods has been criticised for contradicting its levelling up ambitions and escalating the cost of treating obesity.

Dalton Philips will take up the role of Greencore chief executive

Greencore reveals Coveney replacement

By Gwen Ridler

Convenience food manufacturer Greencore has appointed Dalton Philips as chief executive and executive director to replace Patrick Coveney.

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