Agri-tech company B-hive Innovations has received funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to lead a research project, which will detect early potato diseases and defects before they hit supermarket shelves.
Amid concerns about the urgency of tackling climate change and the environmental impact of food systems, the fundamental importance of food as a source of nutrition and a means to good health is sometimes overlooked.
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Part 2 of Henry Dimbleby’s recommendations to Government for a National Food Strategy, published on 15 July are ambitious and positioned to address the major challenges facing the food system: climate change, biodiversity loss, land use, diet-related...
Plant-based eating is now well and truly mainstream, and with many major food manufacturers investing significantly in their meat-free product ranges, it’s easier than ever for consumers to get onboard.
Complexity surrounding food regulations, the dilution of food standards and limited access to food technicians will be the major hurdles affecting food and drink firms in the near future, according to a new report from the Institute of Food Science and...
Issues surrounding cross contamination and hygiene must be at the forefront of a producer’s mind when integrating new machinery into their factories, according to Mariane Hodgkinson, hygiene consultant for specialist cleaning equipment supplier Hillbrush.
Food manufacturers will face continued pressure to lower salt levels in their products in response to a growing ‘health crisis’, according to Andrew Ashby, managing director of ingredients supplier Brusco Food Group.
Specialist coating supplier Surface Finishing UK has developed a clear antimicrobial topcoat designed to reduce the load of harmful microbes on surfaces – including SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
University of Bradford reader in computer science Savas Konur talks about the unique challenges of installing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Industry 4.0 technologies into a production line more than a century old.
Widely recognised is the importance for health of plenty of plant-derived ingredients – vegetables, fruit, grains, oilseeds and pulses – combined with more moderate amounts of animal-derived foods for the wealth of essential nutrients these provide.
Recently there has been considerable interest in peas (Pisum sativum) as a plant source of protein. But new research indicates resistant starch – found in some peas – may help control blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes, the incidence...
Siemens Digital Logistics development consultant Phil Lavin and Digital Industries head of food and beverage Keith Thornhill discuss how automation technologies can be used to compensate for the delays caused by our ‘cliff-edge’ Brexit.
The biggest challenges the food industry currently faces from Brexit include delays caused by the 'impenetrability of paperwork', the shortage of vets and customs officials and dealing with the island of Ireland.
Kosher biscuit manufacturer Rakusen’s has partnered with the University of Bradford to adapt its 100 year old production line with Industry 4.0 technologies, supported by the Knowledge transfer Network (KTN).
Identifying COVID-19 symptoms and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning were key topics in our exclusive interview with Salman Chaudhary, chief executive of AI systems developer Empiricai.
Global food ingredients supplier Beneo discusses the launch of the first instant clean label rice starch able to withstand harsh processing conditions, which debuted at virtual trade show Fi Europe Connect 2020 earlier this month.
Selenium, zinc, Vitamin D and a healthy gut microbiota can all help fight the effects of COVID-19, according to scientists presenting at the British Nutrition Foundation's (BNF's) virtual conference Nutrition and COVID-19.
New opportunities are emerging at an unprecedented rate to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in order to optimise processes in food production and while the benefits are often very clear, there are legal bear traps for the unwary....
Bakery will be the nutrition labelling battleground for the foreseeable future as processors across Europe face increasing pressure to reformulate and consumers seek healthier options, according to experts at Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC).