Water jetting offers many benefits

Water jetting offers many benefits

By Rick Pendrous

High-pressure water jetting offers a number of benefits over other technologies for cutting and portioning of foods – from vegetables to baked goods – claims Bob Hinchcliffe, technical director of Stelram Engineering.

Food boss on the value of offering career progression

Me and My Factory

Salads boss on how career progression benefits all

By Noli Dinkovski

The director of a Leeds-based prepared salads and vegetables business has drawn on his own experience to highlight the value of giving staff the incentive to progress their careers.

Sensor stops frozen carcase bandsaw before injury occurs

Sensor stops frozen carcase bandsaw before injury occurs

By Rick Pendrous

The risk of injuries to workers in abattoirs caused by bandsaws used to cut up frozen primary meat carcases can now be reduced, thanks to the new BladeStop technology available from Interfood Butchery.

Burts Chips has invested £3M in a new high-speed potato frying line to meet export demand

Burts Chips invests £3M and creates new jobs

By Michael Stones

Burts Chips has boosted capacity by 20% at its Plymouth factory and created new jobs, after investing £3M in a new high-speed potato frying line to meet export demand for its products.

The pace of food manufacturing change has quickened over the past 90 years

90 year birthday special

Food industry’s 90 years of innovation

By Colin Dennis

Food and drink manufacture has undergone major advances, designed to meet changing consumer tastes and modern production standards.

Food Manufacture was first published in May 1927, in the same month that Charles Lindbergh became the first man to complete a solo non-stop tans-Atlantic flight

90 Year Birthday special

Voice of the foodsector is born

By Rick Pendrous

Food Manufacture was launched in May 1927 as a forum for those working in food and drink manufacture. Ninety years on, it is a role it still plays.

Waitrose has recalled four chocolate products, after a manufacturing error contaminated some of the bars with small pieces of plastic

Plastic contamination forces Waitrose recall

By James Ridler

A manufacturing error has forced the recall of four of Waitrose’s own-label chocolate bars, after a small number were contaminated with pieces of plastic.

Workers' productivity fell last year, resulting in 5% less revenue per worker

Food manufacturers lose £400M as productivity falls

By Matt Atherton

Falling productivity cost food and drink producers an extra £400M in labour costs last year, a report has revealed, as manufacturers are urged to make strategic changes ahead of more challenging market conditions.

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FMEAs 2017

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2017 shortlist

By Michael Stones

Welcome to the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2017 shortlist, showcasing the achievements of the 60-plus food and drink manufacturers and individuals, some of whom will win one or more manufacturing Oscars at our gala awards evening at the London...

Patent applications for gluten-free bread machinery are increasing

Free-from foods trend drives patent growth

By Noli Dinkovski

The growth of clean-eating and free-from foods has led to an increase in global food and drink patent applications, a law firm has revealed.

Tulip plans to invest up to £70M next year, this website can reveal


Pork giant Tulip to invest ‘up to £70M’ in 2018

By Noli Dinkovski

Meat processor Tulip is to invest “up to £70M” in acquisitions, equipment and product innovation next year, after returning to a trading profit this summer, its boss has exclusively told this website.

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