Manufacturing

Cofresh Snack Foods has manufactured traditional and authentic Indian snacks since 1974

Cofresh Snack Foods to invest millions in production

By Helen Gilbert

Cofresh Snack Foods is to plough £20m into the business over the next 18 months as it seeks to grow its turnover to more than £100m following the acquisition of an additional food production and warehousing facility.

Developments in forming and casing have been driven the need to improve quality and reduce waste

Sausages, casings, burgers & food forming

Shaping the future of sausages and burgers

By Alyson Magee

The sausage and burger markets have faced serious pressures and come out the other side. Now, the sectors are focused on how they can grow and remain efficient.

Warehouse mangers urged to seek clarity on forklift examinations

Managers urged to seek clarity over forklift inspections

By James Ridler

Warehouse managers have been urged to seek greater clarity over thorough examinations for forklift trucks, after Health and Safety Executive (HSE) figures revealed they were involved in 1,300 serious accidents each year – 50% more than heavy goods vehicles...

Are cobots the future for factories, or will manufacturers resist the robot revolution?

The future factory

Cobots and the future of food factories

By Michelle Knott

Collaborative robots – or cobots – can help reduce labour costs and take on the more boring repetitive tasks in a plant, but how flexible are they and how much resistance is there to their presence in the workplace?

Hanwell has launched an app for tracking critical environmental alerts

Hanwell adds mobile alarms app

By Ellie Woollven

Wireless environmental monitoring equipment specialist Hanwell Solutions has introduced a smart EMS Alarms app for critical environment alerts.

Food manufacturers have increased adoption of robots over the past five years

Robot adoption grows 50%

By James Ridler

The number of food manufacturers adopting robots into their production has increased by 50% over the past five years, fuelled by demands from retailers and consumers, according to a report from consultancy ING.

CE Marks do not guarantee the safety of your production line, argues John Boyle

Opinion

CE marks alone do not guarantee machine safety

By John Boyle

John Boyle – Institution of Occupational Safety and Health member and head of health, safety, risk and continuous improvement at G’s Fresh – discusses machine safety and the role of Conformité Européenne (CE) marks.

Dale Farm products include milk, cream, cheese, ice cream, yogurt and spreads

Dale Farm to end cheese production at Fivemiletown

By Noli Dinkovski

Dairy cooperative Dale Farm is to close its creamery site in Fivemiletown, Northern Ireland, and transfer the bulk of its branded cheese production to a facility in Cullybackey.