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Made Smarter supports investment in a range of industrial digital technologies, including data analytics, artificial intelligence and robotics

Food firms win funds to boost digital technology

Food firms win funds to boost digital technology

By Noli Dinkovski

Four food companies are to ramp up their digital capabilities after securing funds from the Made Smarter programme.

Sugar reduction will remain an important topic in 2020

Opinion

Why sugar reduction remains on the agenda

By Judy Buttriss

British Nutrition Foundation director general Judy Buttriss explains why sugar reduction is still a key concern for manufacturers.

VR headsets for cows and sugar reduction are key trends in the dairy industry

Opinion

Dairy trends in 2020: VR headsets for cows and sugar reduction

By Azhar Zouq

As news emerges that Russian cows are being given virtual reality headsets in a bid to boost milk yields, Azhar Zouq, managing director at Lancashire Farm Dairies, looks at the trends set to affect the UK dairy industry and gives his predictions for the...

The project aims to establish the biggest challenges of using plant-based proteins in products

New project to boost plant-based knowledge

By Noli Dinkovski

A two-year research project that aims to help food and drink manufacturers use protein-rich plant-based ingredients more effectively has been launched by Campden BRI.

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.