Top tips for prolonging the life of the machinery you rely on day in, day out. Credit: Getty / Monty_Rakus

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Getting the most of out your plant machinery

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture hears from several notable experts in machinery and maintenance to understand how food producers can avoid downtime as a result of machine failure.

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


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.

Sales of frozen food continued to rise in the second quarter for 2023. Image: Getty, adisa


UK appetite for frozen food continues to grow: BFFF

By Gwen Ridler

UK shoppers’ appetite for frozen food continues to remain strong, as the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) reports increased growth for the sector in the second quarter of 2023.

Halen Môn's founders (right)

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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?

Welsh game could provide a healthy option for schools and hospitals. Image credit: Getty, DronG


Push for game as healthier option in hospitals and schools

By Gwen Ridler

Welsh game could provide a cheaper, healthier option for hospitals and schools looking for lean, high protein meat and should be given equal billing to regularly used staples like chicken, beef and lamb, according to the organisers of the Welsh Game Fair.

Andy York on the motivation and impact of the organisation’s first-ever Human Rights Impact Assessment

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Human rights: working with teams across the supply chain

By Andy York

Like many large food companies, Pilgrim’s UK relies on multi-functional teams stretching across its supply chain. Here, Andy York, human rights manager, explains the motivation and impact of the organisation’s first-ever Human Rights Impact Assessment....

The plant-based market needs to refocus on providing clean-label, tasty food if it wants to win back consumers


Consolidation inevitable for plant-based meat market

By Gwen Ridler

Consolidation is inevitable for the plant-based meat alternatives market as players grapple with the shattering of ‘unrealistically optimistic’ growth expectations, according to a new report from Rabobank.

Pictured: professor Chris Chuck, technical lead at the tech firmand the University of Bath  Credit:Laurie Lapworth, University of Bath


Clean Food Group partnership to support factory creation

By Gwen Ridler

UK-based food tech business Clean Food Group (CFG) has partnered Latin American food giant Alianza Team to help support its continued development of sustainable oils and fats and the creation of a new factory.

Nom Bites has been acquired by The Serious Sweets Company


The Serious Sweets Company acquires Nom Bites

By Gwen Ridler

The Serious Sweets Company (SSC) has acquired the share capital and branded interests of gluten-free sweet treats maker Nom Bites and the marshmallow brand Lexi’s for an undisclosed sum.

How to be prepared for unexpected Trading Standards inspections and what to do during the visit. Credit: Getty/Bonfanti Diego

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Animal welfare: what to expect from a trading standards visit

By Katie Temple

Animal welfare is high on the political agenda and a visit from Trading Standards is always an unpredictable possibility. Katie Temple, food lawyer at Roythornes Solicitors, explains how to prepare and what may be needed next.

Carlisle is a city in Cumbria in England. Credit:Getty/StockSolutions


pladis opens new Carlisle warehouse

By Bethan Grylls

As part of a £12m investment, leading global snacking company pladis has opened a new warehouse which brings with it 50 new jobs.

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