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The edible code can be used to tell consumers allergen information, ingredients and the point of origin for food products

Edible code reduces need for packaging

By James Ridler

A new edible, scannable code has been developed for food applications, reducing the need for packaging and allowing consumers to track products from farm to fork.

Over the past few years, many firms have announced key initiatives to limit environmental damage.

Food firms urged to ‘step up’ to climate change

By Dan Colombini

Food manufacturers must significantly improve their efforts to limit their carbon footprint despite recent success to allay climate change fears, according to environmental groups.

The deal is exclusive with retail giant Asda and will come in block and slice form

Saputo expands dairy-free range

By Dan Colombini

Saputo Dairy UK has announced the launch of a new Vitalite dairy-free alternatives range as it seeks to develop further growth in the free-from market.

Unilever will attempt this by strengthening innovation in new business models

Unilever to halve plastics by 2025

By Dan Colombini

Manufacturing giant Unilever has announced that it will halve its use of virgin plastics by 2025, cutting that usage by 100,000 tonnes (t).

Whitworths is focusing on NPD after a downturn in performance for last year

Whitworths to launch plant-based ready meals

By Dan Colombini

Seeds and nuts producer Whitworths is seeking to enter the lucrative plant-based ready meal sector with a new range planned for next year, as the firm announced a reduction in turnover in its full-year results.

Made Smarter offers fully-funded strategic advice, access to leadership development, technical student placements and grant funding to enable food manufacturers

Food firms eye boost from digital initiative

By Dan Colombini

A number of food manufacturers have set out new proposals to embrace digital technologies to improve delivery methods for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Microplastics pose a risk to human health, claim experts. Image by Oregon State University shared under a Creative Commons 2.0 licence

Microplastics harm human health, warn experts

By James Ridler

Human health could be at risk from microplastics – small pieces of plastic less than 5mm in length – according to researchers at the University Medical Centre Utrecht.

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