All news articles for November 2023

Here are four things we learnt at Plant-Based World Expo Europe


Plant-based World Expo Europe 2023: Four things we learned

By Gwen Ridler

Food and drink firms from across Europe descended on Plant-Based World Expo Europe at the London Excel Centre to learn more about the latest trends in the sector. Here are four of our takeaways from this year’s show.

Kettle Produce admits to failures after hygiene worker was dragged into the machine. Credit: Getty/nirat


Kettle Produce worker strangled by factory machine

By Bethan Grylls

The producer of fresh and prepared vegetables has admitted a guilty plea, saying that ‘lessons have been learned’ after one of its employees was caught in a carrot baton machine and choked unconscious.

How will food factories need to evolve to keep apace with rising consumption? Credit: Getty/kynny

Long read

What will the future factory look like?

By Bethan Grylls

Bethan Grylls explores how food and beverage manufacturers will need to adapt to increased consumption, alongside pressures around sustainability with insight from a range of experts.

From McCain to Pukka and Ladbaby inbetween, we round-up the latest food product launches


McCain and Pukka lead new product launches round-up

By Gwen Ridler

From McCain’s biggest product launch in more than 10 years to Christmas pies from chart toppers Ladbaby, we round-up more recent product launches from food and drink manufacturers.

Cabinet shake-up sees  Steve Barclay named the new head of Defra. Image: Getty, Oversnap


New Defra secretary in major cabinet reshuffle

By Gwen Ridler

Former health secretary Steve Barclay has been appointed environment secretary as part of a major shake-up of the cabinet, as previous Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) head Therese Coffey resigns from the role.

Jon Poole interviews Cameron Rigg and Claire Martino to talk coaching and mentoring

The Talent Poole

Growing talent through coaching and mentoring

By Jon Poole

This month in The Talent Poole, we hear from Cameron Rigg and Claire Martino, both part of a small group of volunteers who have created and run the mentoring scheme, ‘Flourish-in-Food’.

TIPA introduces packaging tray made from rice waste which can use used for a multitude of food products. Credit: TIPA


Revolutionising packaging with a tray made from rice waste

By Bethan Grylls

Crafted from wasted rice by-product, the compostable packaging solutions leader says the new trays can not only be disposed of in compost bins in the home, but also recycled due to their 'rare pulp' make-up.

The UK dog food market is valued at almost £1.6bn. Credit: Getty / Grace Chon


Pet food trends and the 'humanisation of animals'

By William Dodds

Food Manufacture investigates the current pet food manufacturing landscape in the UK, examining the driving forces behind the sector's growth and the latest trends, with the insight from BENEO, SARVAL and Mars Petcare.

The BEUC has made a complaint about bottled water recycling claims to the European Commission. Credit: Getty / Image Source


Bottled water producers reported to EU over recycling claims

By William Dodds

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) and member organisations from 13 countries have reported alleged “misleading commercial claims” about the recyclability of products manufactured by major drinking water bottle companies.

Investment in IoT will only mean results if properly managed, says Kavakli. Credit:Getty/Macrovector


Drowning in data

By Baris Kavakli

Baris Kavakli, managing director of Portera B.V, looks at why IoT-enabled manufacturers are swimming against a tide of information from the shop floor and how they can begin to reorganise outdated workflows to make better use of data.

Lack of investment and mismanagement by the Government has left the horticulture sector at the brink in a bad shape. Image: Getty, Justin Paget


State of UK Horticulture threatens the country’s food security

By Gwen Ridler

A lack of investment and unappreciation of the UK’s horticulture industry has placed British growing at a crossroads and left holes in the UK’s food security, according to a new report from the House of Lords Horticultural Sector Committee.

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