Manufacturing

ZTP's new dashboard allows manufacturers to manage energy consumption

ZTP platform tracks energy consumption

By Ellie Woollven

A system designed to help users monitor and forecast their energy usage, analyse current market prices, forecast future prices and build in accurate risk calculations has been introduced by energy software and management consultancy ZTP.

Marks & Spencer said there was growing demand for protein-based drinks that offered added vitamins and benefits

Supermarket review after fruit juice backlash

By Noli Dinkovski

Marks & Spencer (M&S) is to review how to make the contents of its products clearer for vegans and vegetarians after it was revealed that some of its fruit juices contained beef-derived collagen.

Overfishing wild sealife to feed farms is threatening food security, claimed experts

Overfishing threatens food security

By Helen Gilbert

Food security is being threatened due to billions of tonnes of small fish being taken from the wild every year to feed farmed fish, a damning new report has revealed.

Gael Delamare (pictured) discusses the pros and cons of 3D printing

3D printing and food: five things you need to know

By Helen Gilbert

Earlier this week science and technology consultancy Campden BRI announced it was conducting new research into the world of 3D printing applications for the food industry. Here, ingredients scientist Gael Delamare, who is leading the project, talks Helen...

A new test can identify the validity of buffalo mozzarella

Mozzarella fraud laid bare by test

By Noli Dinkovski

Two-thirds of supermarket pizzas, restaurant pizzas and other restaurant dishes labelled as containing buffalo mozzarella have been shown to contain mozzarella made wholly or partially from cows’ milk, after a test was developed to distinguish between...

John Prescott visits Lea & Perrins and Soreen his new TV programme

John Prescott visits food manufacturers

By James Ridler

Former deputy prime minister John Prescott explores some of the UK’s biggest food and drink manufacturers in his new television series, airing on Channel 5.

Delamere: 3D printing could help reduce food waste

3D printing project launched

By Helen Gilbert

A project to investigate 3D printing applications for the food industry and even create bespoke nutrient-dense food for those on special diets has been launched by food science and technology consultancy Campden BRI.

Bakkavor makes products such as ready meals and prepared salads and vegetables

Bakkavor defends pay offer as strike hits

By Helen Gilbert

Marks & Spencer (M&S) supplier Bakkavor has defended a 2.75% pay rise offered to staff at its Bo’ness plant and said there were no plans to reopen negotiations.

Carbon dioxide is used to produce the bubbles in fizzy drinks and as a gas in modified atmosphere packaging

CO2 shortage ‘could happen again’

By Aidan Fortune

UK food industry experts have warned that last year’s CO2 shortage could easily happen again if the supply chain isn’t improved.

 British Salt was acquired by Tata Chemicals Europe in 2011

British Salt pumps millions into production

By Rod Addy

British Salt has poured £7.2m into an energy-efficient boiler plant as it celebrates its 50th anniversary and enters the fourth year of an unrelated five-year, £5m investment programme.

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