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

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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

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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.

Avara is ahead of its SBTi targets. Credit: Getty/Richard Drury

News

Avara reduces scope emissions by 47%

By Bethan Grylls

Avara Foods’ 2023 Our Planet report has been published and shows strong progress across its environmental agenda, as its scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions see reductions tracking far ahead of its SBTi targets.

The UK had a strong raft of products on show at this year's Anuga. Photo credit: Koelnmesse / Anuga / Eingang Süd

Long read

How are UK food and drink producers achieving sustainable growth?

By Sandra Sullivan

More than 7,800 exhibitors set up shop at Anuga earlier this month, with sustainable growth a key theme. FDEA’s Sandra Sullivan interviewed several UK producers to understand how they are balancing sustainability with profit.

We delve into the state of the food and beverage industry and its future outlook. Credit: Getty/bin kontan

Short read

State of the food and drink sector in 2023 and beyond

By Bethan Grylls

In an exclusive online event, Food Manufacture heard from three industry experts as they captured today’s food and drink trends and how wider societal challenges have impact behaviour and policy.

This year's Food Safety Briefing covered a wide range of areas from data sharing to greenwashing to hygienic design. Credit: Getty/VectorMine

Short read

What’s happening in UK food safety?

By Bethan Grylls

In a recent webinar, Food Manufacture brought together four leaders from industry to discuss the latest tools and systems emerging to help mitigate against our biggest food safety challenges. Here’s the highlights…

Ecotrophelia European 2023 winners revealed

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Behind the scenes: Ecotrophelia European 2023 finals

By Bethan Grylls

This year's Ecotrophelia European finals saw 14 teams pitted against one another in a battle for the grand prize. Here, we reveal the winners, whilst Team PlanEat from the UK reflect on their journey in this behind the scenes footage.

Don't miss this year's Food Safety Briefing. Credit: Getty/MiguelMalo

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Don’t miss our 2023 Food Safety Briefing

By Bethan Grylls

This year’s Food Safety Briefing theme is science and data – with four special guest experts from Mars Global Food Safety Center, the Food Standards Agency, Unibloc, and Imprint Analytics joining us to share their knowledge.

Is greenhushing on the rise for fear of greenwashing? Getty/z_wei

Opinion

The problem with greenhushing

By Ana Haurie

With companies fearful of being called out as greenwashers, Ana Haurie, CEO and co-founder at Respira looks at the rise of greenhushing and the tools that companies should be embracing to ensure they’re legitimately driving climate action.

Tim Dixon at Project Tenzing

Video

Building an efficient food factory

By Bethan Grylls

July saw Food Manufacture donning high-vis and hard hats, as the team toured the latest Cook Food’s kitchen under construction.

Could digital twins be the key in successfully decarbonising? Credit: Getty/mechichi

Opinion

Decarbonising the food and drink manufacturing

By Adam Goves

Adam Goves, sector lead – manufacturing and industry at IES, explains why collaboration and technology are key in reaching net zero targets in food and beverage production.

Halen Môn's founders (right)

Long read

What is a B Corp and how do I achieve one?

By Bethan Grylls

Anglesey sea salt company Halen Môn has been awarded B Corp status, joining a growing group of 29 Welsh-based companies. But what does this certification mean and why are so many F&B brands keen to claim such a title?

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