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The food and drink sector has made notable strides in decarbonisation, but there's still a long way to go...Credit: Getty/ArtistGNDphotography

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The power of self-generating energy

By Bethan Grylls

Meet the expert panel ahead of our roundtable discussion on renewable, self-generated energy taking place online later this month.

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Job Seekers

2 Sisters seeks NPD manager

By Bethan Grylls

Among the job listings this month, 2 Sisters Food Group - Meal Solutions is on the lookout for a new product development manager, whilst PepsiCo seeks a manufacturing technician to join its Coventry site.

Are you prepared for next stage of HFSS? Credit: Getty/Nadezhda Kozhedub

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Navigating the next stage of HFSS

By Lewis Wallis

Lewis Wallis of Campden BRI examines the UK's new HFFS restrictions coming into force next year and what food businesses need to do to prepare.

Pictured centre: Pedro Sancha, president & CEO at NSF, surrounded by Belgium’s Mastercooks

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The importance of independent sensory labs in NPD

By Bethan Grylls

In the competitive landscape of the food industry, developing new products and refining existing ones is not just a matter of taste but a complex and often high-stakes endeavour.

Industry experts take Food Manufacture talk us through how to take the stress out of audits. Image: Getty, andresr

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Taking the stress out of audits

By Gwen Ridler

Audits can be a time consuming and often confusing practice for food and drink firms, but can the process be simplified? Food Manufacture asked experts in the field what steps manufacturers can take to ease their burden.

More than 81% of end users said that automation was their main challenge in 2023. Image: Getty

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Automation biggest challenge for manufacturers

By Gwen Ridler

Automation is one of the biggest challenges for manufacturing businesses in the UK, with frustrations relating to cost, availability of staff and a lack of information major hurdles preventing adoption, according to a recent survey by Automate UK.

The Hub allows Moo Free to trace every part of its supply chain

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Moo Free unveils new traceability tool, The Hub

By Gwen Ridler

Dairy-free chocolate maker Moo Free is strengthening its sustainability credentials with the launch of The Hub, a business tool offering the manufacturer complete traceability across its supply chain.

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Job seekers

Five food and drink career opportunities

By Bethan Grylls

This month, we bring you five more job positions which have opened up across the UK within the food manufacturing setting. Find out more about the roles here and how to apply.

Low on cash? There's still ways you can invest in new machinery! Image: Getty, Monty Rakusen

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Investing in machinery on a shoestring budget

By Gwen Ridler

Food Manufacture explores ways that cash-strapped businesses can invest in new plant and machinery on a budget and some of the programmes available to them to support the next stage in their growth.

Who will take home the Innovation Award at the FMEAs 2024?

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Meet the finalists for Food Manufacture’s Innovation Award

By Bethan Grylls

Seven companies are in the running for our new innovation award, with the winner to be revealed at next year’s glamourous ceremony. Here’s more about the line-up and their incredible industry innovations…

How will food factories need to evolve to keep apace with rising consumption? Credit: Getty/kynny

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What will the future factory look like?

By Bethan Grylls

Bethan Grylls explores how food and beverage manufacturers will need to adapt to increased consumption, alongside pressures around sustainability with insight from a range of experts.

Ole & Steen and Ivy Farm feature in our latest senior appointment round-up. Credit: Getty/Hispanolistic

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Ivy Farm and Ole & Steen announce new recruits

By Bethan Grylls

While Ole & Steen is looking for a new group CEO, it has also announced the new appointment of Graham Hollingshead as its UK MD. Meanwhile, Dr Harsh Amin has joined cultivated meat start-up Ivy Farm as its chief scientific officer.

Are robots ready to pick up the slack on food production lines, or is the tech still out of reach?

Opinion

Robots get to grips with food processing

By Chris Froud

Are food manufacturers ready for fully automated production lines and can robots be the solution to making this a reality? Chris Froud, partner and patent attorney specialising in robotics and automation at European Intellectual Property Firm Withers...

Food Manufacture hears from four experts on managing allergens within your factory and supply chain. Credit: Moo Free/Getty:andresr/Hispanolistic

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Allergen management in the free-from factory

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture speaks to four experts, including free-from manufacturers Moo Free and Kirsty’s, around managing allergens within your factory and supply chain.

Cranswick, Morrisons, Nando's and Oakland Farms have partnered with fera Science to research insect biomass on its potential for improving sustainability in supply chains. Image: Getty, Jaka Suryanta

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Fera Science leads research into insect biomass

By Gwen Ridler

New research into insect biomass could help reduce producers’ reliance on soybeans for animal feed and help improve sustainability in the food supply chain, according to Fera Science.

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

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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…

Yeast and enzymes play pivital roles in the development of new food products and the understanding of the gut microbiome

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Enzymes and yeast: More than just raising dough

By Gwen Ridler

Yeast has been a powerhouse of food production for millennia, but new developments in fermentation technology have seen the ingredient elevated to do more than just raise our bread and brew beer.

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.

Food Manufacture gets insight into the lab in this exclusive feature from Bia Analytical on wheat fraud. Credit: Getty/combomambo

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Looking for fraud in wheat flour

By Dr Terry McGrath

As the war between Russia and Ukraine continues to inflict supply chain difficulties upon Europe’s breadbasket, Bia Analytical looks at how manufacturers can ensure their wheat/flour is genuine.

The UK has been over reliant on EU-trained vets historically, but regulation post-Brexit has added a spanner in the works. Credit:Getty/andresr

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Solving the UK vet shortage

By Bethan Grylls

Following the UK’s departure from the EU, the UK’s veterinary sector was hit hard. Now, shortages threaten food safety risks and delays at borders – so what can we do to change this bleak narrative?

2023's biggest threats to food and drink manufacturers. Credit: Getty/Richard Drury

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Today’s biggest risks in food and drink manufacturing

By Bethan Grylls

Marsh, a leading insurance broker and risk advisor, recently highlighted several big threats producers should be aware of in 2023. Here we summarise the findings and how one might mitigate against them.

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