All news articles for February 2024

Princes has launched a new training programme in partnership with Multiverse. Image: Multiverse


Princes launches data skills training for employees

By Gwen Ridler

Food and drink manufacturer Princes has partnered with digital apprenticeships provider Multiverse to launch a new training academy to empower its employees with advanced analytics and data skills.

This new biosensor promises to detect the freshness of meat faster and at lower cost than traditional methods. Image: Ngo Thi Hong Le


Biosensor identifies aging byproducts in meat

By Gwen Ridler

A new biosensor that can determine the freshness of meat faster and at a lower cost than traditional methods has been developed by a team of researchers from across Vietnam and Russia.

Manufacturers have hit back at a report highlighting businesses that make most of their money from the sales of HFSS foods. Image: Getty, Chris Ryan


Manufacturers hit back at 'unhealthy' food sales report

By Gwen Ridler

A recent report pointing a finger at food and drink firms that make most of their money from the sales of ‘unhealthy’ foods has been criticised for its lack of scope and failing to acknowledge manufacturers’ effort to control portion sizes.

Looking for a new job? Here's five food companies with open opportunities. Credit: Getty/courtneyk

Job Seekers

Five F&B vacancies

By Bethan Grylls

Job Seekers is back with another vacancy round-up - from quality to compliance, here’s the latest food and drink jobs on offer.

Putting worker safety first. Food Manufacture hears about the unseen dangers of refrigeration gas leaks and the benefits of new gas detection for industrial cooling systems in this exclusive feature. Credit: Getty/bluekite

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Improving worker safety with gas detectors

By Shaun Evers

Shaun Evers, managing director of Stonegate, flags the invisible dangers of refrigeration gas leaks and how advancements in gas detection technologies can help make things safer, with the bonus of improved sustainability and efficiency.

The site was formerly an Amazon warehouse. Credit: Sysco


Sysco investing $100m in new UK depot

By William Dodds

Foodservice wholesaler Sysco has announced plans to invest $100m (£79m) in a new depot to serve London and South East England.

Sometimes to reach a goal, you need to work together. Credit: Getty/Rudzhan Nagiev

The Talent Poole

Collaboration and relationship building

By Jon Poole

The scale and complexity of the food sector underlines the critical need for collaboration, especially given the many significant challenges the industry continues to face. So, who better to guide us through her experiences and insights into collaboration...

How can we solve the big UK fibre gap? Credit: Getty/fcafotodigital

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Mind the fibre gap

By Bethan Grylls

As many as 90% of UK adults don’t eat enough fibre – but why does this matter and how can brands work fibre into their NPD?

The Shropshire Review called for the Government to develop a more considered and coherent immigration policy

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Migrant labour within food and drink manufacturing

By Rod Addy

Food processors have struggled for decades to fill vital positions and Provision Trade Federation director general Rod Addy argues that the Government’s current approach to immigration will not help.

Step inside the 2024 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Relive the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2024

By Gwen Ridler

Relive the glitz and glamour of the 2024 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards as we take a tour around the venue and speak with some of the winners in this exclusive video.

Beef, carrots and salad crops among the foods that could see higher price tags attached. Credit: Getty/LauriPatterson

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5 foods affected by supply shocks

By Bethan Grylls

While inflation may be easing, the supply chain remains sensitive to shocks, with several food commodities likely to see continued shortages and higher prices than the years before the permacrisis era.

Jean-Philippe (third from left) with a handful of Tilda farmers

Me & My Team

Tilda’s climb to the top

By Jean-Philippe Laborde

Managing director Jean-Philippe Laborde of the well-known rice brand talks about Tilda’s strategy since he took the helm five years ago, from innovation and keeping costs down, to teamwork and trailing new rice cultivation techniques.

SOKO is a fruit juice manufacturer based in North Macedonia. Credit: Getty / Boarding1Now


Increasing beverage production efficiency

By William Dodds

Watson-Marlow Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions (WMFTS) has helped fruit juice manufacturer SOKO Gorica increase the efficiency of its production process by replacing a pump that failed to transfer highly viscous peach concentrate with Bredel 25 hose...

The UK Government has implemented targets requiring all firms to reach net zero by 2050. Credit: Getty / Hype Photography


From net zero declarations to meeting emission targets

By William Dodds

With global temperatures closing in on the 1.5C warming limit and companies’ net zero deadlines edging nearer, the urgent need for emission-based action is widely recognised, but getting there isn’t always easy.

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