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Food industry leaders already utilise the platform’s monitoring of 100,000-plus web pages to identify documents, articles, commentaries, images and labels that together create a vast database of compliance services

Tech provider launches improved intelligence platform

By Dan Colombini

Technology solutions provider SGS Digicomply has launched its Smart Knowledge Explorer intelligence platform, providing food and drink manufacturers with greater access to regulatory intelligence in over 100 markets.

Does the future of bakery lie in automation, or are we limited to the scope of today's technology?

Bakery processing feature

Batch control: the rise of automation in bakeries

By Paul Gander

Automating bakery can reduce expenditure on energy and labour, but the trickier decorative elements of the bakery process are beyond the robots... at least for now.

Proposals concerning chlorates in food and drinking water are to extend in to 2020

EU chlorates debate to extend into 2020

By Rod Addy

European Commission (EC) proposals concerning chlorates in food and drinking water look set to be debated into 2020, according to chief executive of the Chilled Food Association Kaarin Goodburn.

Regulation on phage usage needs to be examined on a case by case basis, claimed an expert

Clarity urged on phage use

By Rod Addy

A weapon to fight listeria in ready-to-eat foods can keep being sold in the EU under a European Court of Justice Order, but more rulings are needed to support similar solutions, one expert claims.

New oven innovations were on display at Host Milan

Milan plays host to oven innovation

By Ellie Woollven

Host Milan (18–22 October) provided an opportunity for several firms to introduce new cooking and baking equipment and technology.

RFID tags could see a major rollout across the food sector soon, according to PragmatIC

Lower-cost RFID rollout on horizon

By Paul Gander

A future role for lower-cost, item-level tags in areas as diverse as materials recognition for reverse vending, odour detection for in-pack freshness indicators and wider consumer engagement, is being predicted by radio frequency identification (RFID)...

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.

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).