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3D printing could be used to make plant-based meat easier to produce and contain healthier ingredients

3D printing to boost plant-based meat production

By James Ridler

Producers of plant-based ‘meat’ are increasingly turning to 3D printing firms to help speed up the manufacturing process and create products that more closely resemble real meat.

The Pennine Foods Factory in Sheffield is under review

Pennine Foods to close Sheffield factory

By Dan Colombini

Hundreds of jobs are set to be lost with the proposed closure of the Pennine Foods factory in Sheffield, owned by 2 Sisters Food Group.

Unions have hit out at the US president's plans to apply 25% tariffs to Scotch whisky

GMB slams Trump post-Brexit whisky tariffs

By Dan Colombini

Trade union GMB Scotland has hit out at US president Donald Trump’s intention to apply 25% tariffs on Scotch whisky as part of any future trade deals, with Brexit on the horizon.

Sustainable manufacturing methods have helped boos the sales of chicken in the UK

Poultry firms welcome UK industry growth stats

By Dan Colombini

Poultry producers have welcomed the news that the share of consumers in the UK visiting chicken outlets and restaurants has shot up from 40% in the last year.

New legislation has created challenges in the fight against dangerous pathogens

Food safety, hygiene and cleaning

Legislation limiting the fight against dangerous pathogens

By Rick Pendrous

Food and drink manufacturers are not only faced with the challenge of removing the threat of dangerous pathogens, they also have to fight new rules restricting the armoury of weapons at their disposal

PepsiCo has embraced the Apprenticeship Levy and has standardised training across all its sites

Apprenticeships plug skills gaps at PepsiCo

By James Ridler

International snacks and drinks giant PepsiCo has utilised funds made available by the apprenticeship levy to plug skills gaps across its manufacturing base.

The finalists for the 2020 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards have been revealed

FMEAs

Excellence Awards: Let’s get ready to rock

By Rod Addy

Four months since the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2020 opened for entries, we can now proudly announce the shortlist of potential winners selected by our distinguished judges across 14 different categories.

Food manufacturers are having to gamble on their insurance, but could there be a better way?

IN-DEPTH

Insurance: roll the dice and take cover

By Rod Addy

Food manufacturers are having to decide increasingly where to place the focus when it comes to insurance – and the decision can be a real gamble.

Numerous items of food were covered in mould at the bakery. Image from Stroud District Council's Twitter page

Mouldy food leads to £6k bakery fine

By James Ridler

Mouldy food found in a bakery in Stroud, Gloucestershire has landed the producer with fines and costs of more than £6,000.

Trends, foodservice and family play big roles at Shaws

Trends and challenges at Shaws

By James Ridler

Staying on top of flavour trends, effective reformulation and foodservice sales have all contributed to the success of chutney and relishes producer Shaws, according to managing director Jan Docker.

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