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The use of robots in farms could spell the future of food production in the UK

Adoption of robotics defines future of food production

By James Ridler

The future of food production in the UK will be defined by the adoption of robotics and innovative new technology to help address the “productivity challenge” faced by producers, according to a new report for the National Farmers Union (NFU).

Smith: ‘The sector is heavily dependent on its people to drive productivity’

Opinion

Apprenticeships help to secure trade’s future

By Alasdair Smith

Alasdair Smith, chief executive of Scottish Bakers, highlights the role in training and apprenticeships have in securing the future of the food and drink industry.

Tereos operations director Bill Harrower runs down his roll at the manufacturer's Normanton site

Me and my team

Hitting the sweet spot at Tereos

By Bill Harrower

Operations director for Tereos UK & Ireland Bill Harrower covers investment and health and safety initiatives at the firm’s Normanton plant, plus the impact of Brexit.

Perversi shared the ethos of the company and plans for the future

Reinvention and innovation at Barry Callebaut

By James Ridler

Reinventing and leading in trends, driven by the launch of ruby chocolate, are the driving force of chocolate maker Barry Callebaut, according to its head of innovation.

Concerns have been expressed over the destination of animals slaughtered without stunning that have been deemed unfit for religious consumption

Fears over destination of non-stunned animals

By Aidan Fortune

Animal welfare groups have expressed concern over the potential of meat from non-stunned animals being sold to consumers unaware of how it was slaughtered.

Moy Park was fined £866,650 for an accident involving a forklift truck

Moy Park fined for forklift accident

By James Ridler

Poultry processor Moy Park has been fined more than £850,000, after a worker suffered life-changing injuries in a forklift truck accident at its Ashbourne site.

More than 90% of UK eggs are now produced to British Lion standards

Food fraud fine ‘not fit for purpose’: BEIC

By Noli Dinkovski

Food fraud should be subjected to stronger deterrents after a Dutch trader, convicted of fraudulently selling contaminated eggs as fit for human consumption, was fined €30,000 (£26,260), the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) has argued.

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