Technical

UK exports of meat and seafood have been dogged by delays; Credit: iStock Fevsiie Ryman

MPs press Eustice on Brexit meat and seafood delays

By Rod Addy

MPs have pressed food and farming minister George Eustice for details on Government aid for meat and seafood firms hit by Brexit-related border delays and launched an urgent inquiry into their impact.

Cognex Corporation's InSight system can pull data from both 3D and 2D detection systems

Smart camera combines 3D and 2D inspection systems

By James Ridler

Cognex Corporation has launched a ‘first-of-its-kind’ smart camera that allows engineers to quickly, accurately and effectively solve a range of inspections on automated production lines.

Siemens offered its thoughts on automation in the face of Brexit-related supply issues

Opinion

Automation a solution to 'cliff-edge' Brexit delays

By James Ridler

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.

Buttriss: 'New opportunities may emerge now the UK has left the EU'

Nutrition opinion

Omega 3 fatty acids from transgenic plants

By Judy Buttriss

Oily fish such as mackerel, sardines and salmon are our primary dietary source of the long chain omega 3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

Empiricai's new system can detect violations to social distancing rules and if employees aren't wearing PPE

AI system tracks COVID-19 in food factories

By James Ridler

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.

This latest iteration of rice starch from Beneo suits a range of applications, including dressings

Beneo discusses first instant rice starch of its kind

By Rod Addy

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.

Scientific papers on emerging aspects of nutrition and COVID-19 continue to be published

Food scientists assess nutritional weapons against COVID-19

By Rod Addy

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.

Mewies: 'As AI gets more advanced, it may begin to create new ideas. Who would own the intellectual property rights in new inventions created solely by AI?'

Opinion

Reaping the benefits of artificial intelligence

By Sally Mewies

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....