Technical

3D printing could be used to make plant-based meat easier to produce and contain healthier ingredients

3D printing to boost plant-based meat production

By James Ridler

Producers of plant-based ‘meat’ are increasingly turning to 3D printing firms to help speed up the manufacturing process and create products that more closely resemble real meat.

Manufacturers and retailers reduced sugar by 2.9% across 10 categories between 2015–2018

‘Mixed progress’ in sugar reduction: PHE report

By Noli Dinkovski

Breakfast cereal and yogurt manufacturers are leading the way in sugar reduction, but progress in confectionery, biscuits and puddings has stalled, according to Public Health England’s (PHE’s) second-year report on the food industry’s attempt to voluntarily...

From industry speakers, packaging innovations and awards, this year's PPMA will have something for everyone

PPMA Total Show 2019

Enthusiasm high in run-up to PPMA Total Show 2019

By Noli Dinkovski

Despite many challenges facing the processing and packaging industry, enthusiasm for this year’s PPMA Total Show remains high and organisers are upbeat.

Lab Connect will debut at Lab Innovations at the National Exhibition Centre on 30 October

Spotlight – Laboratory testing

Networking tool set to speed event meetings

By Ellie Woollven

The UK’s only show dedicated to the laboratory industry has launched a new free networking tool to help visitors and exhibitors set up meetings in advance, in order to optimise their visit.

A cavalcade of packaging and labelling technology will be on display at this year’s PPMA Total show

PPMA Total Show 2019

PPMA Total Show preview

By Noli Dinkovski

From robotics to baggers to boot washers, we take a look at some of the new items on display at the PPMA Total Show this year.

Becoming greener can help grow a company’s reputation, as well as reap a number of operational benefits

In-depth: The Green Factory

A lighter footprint: going green in manufacturing

By Michelle Knott

There are many ways for food manufacturers to reduce their carbon footprint – and not all of the actions need to involve sweeping changes or massive investment.

An artificial tongue that can detect the differences between whiskies has been developed by scientists in Scotland

Artificial tongue detects counterfeit whisky

By James Ridler

An artificial ‘tongue’ that can detect the differences between real and counterfeit whisky has been developed by scientists from the University of Glasgow.

QR code scanning technology is being increasingly adopted by the drink industry

QR code label growth led by drinks firms

By Ellie Woollven

Seafood and drinks firms are leading a food manufacturing trend in QR code labels, a report from Future Market Insights (FMI) has found.

The rise in recruitment for regulatory roles has been sparked by consumer demand for more transparency

Regulatory compliance feature

Keen to comply: the rise in regulatory recruitment

By James Ridler

Despite the growing threat posed by Brexit, the recent rise in recruitment for food manufacture regulatory compliance roles is down to other pressures.