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Research into C.botulinum in bread hopes to find what makes these products resistant to the pathogen

Food Safety Briefing: Campden BRI’s bread project

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive interview, Campden BRI microbiology department section manager Phil Voysey explained the organisation’s research into C.botulinum and its relationship with modified atmosphere packaged (MAP) bread products.

From finance to the world of adult soft drinks, Nix & Kix chronicle their challenges in getting to market

Foot on the ladder: start-up Nix and Kix

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive interview, Nix & Kix co-founders Kerstin Robinson and Julia Kessler discuss their history and the challenges they faced in setting up their own drinks company.

The site will require the existing workforce to acquire new skills

Treatt and Siemens detail new digital factory

By Rod Addy

Global ingredients supplier Treatt shares more details about its new digital factory in Suffolk, construction of which has involved a close partnership with Siemens, in this podcast.

Gabrielle Freeman is one of five finalists in the running for Apprentice of the Year

Being a better apprentice: FMEA finalist interview

By Gwen Ridler

Trying new experiences and seizing new opportunities are key to a successful apprenticeship in the food and drink industry, according to Food Manufacture Excellence Awards finalist Gabrielle Freeman.

Cockran: 'It has been a challenge – a good challenge at the same time'

Coca-Cola apprentice Amelia Cockran on COVID-19 challenge

By Gwen Ridler

Rapid change in a COVID-19 world and new learning opportunities have been essential parts of the lives of apprentices in 2020, one finalist in the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) reveals in this exclusive podcast.

Henry Greer is a finalist in this year's Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Apprentice of the Year finalist Henry Greer

By Gwen Ridler

Finnebrogue Artisan apprentice automation engineer Henry Greer offers thoughts on food industry apprenticeships in 2020 and being shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year at the 2021 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards.

Petre comments on the four pillars of Weetabix's sustainability programme

Weetabix outlines sustainability efforts

By Gwen Ridler

Closed loop recycling, the impact of COVID-19 and the future of sustainability at Weetabix were key topics in our exclusive podcast interview with the manufacturer’s head of supply chain.

Tofoo Co has seen growth throughout the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a surge in scratch-cooking

The Tofoo Company to launch frozen tofu range

By Gwen Ridler

The Tofoo Company aims to pioneer UK frozen tofu products, managing director David Knibbs told Food Manufacture, after separately revealing the company’s recruitment drive and growth plans in this exclusive podcast.

Fatherson's Halloween range

Fatherson Bakery: business after Food Manufacture awards win

By Rod Addy

Laurence Smith, managing director of Fatherson Bakery, shares its progress since winning Small Bakery Manufacturer of the Year at the 2020 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards and new product development plans in this podcast.

Food firms could be forced to adapt to the Government's new childhood obesity strategy by their stakeholders

Manufacturers to adapt to obesity policy or be forced to

By Gwen Ridler

Food manufacturers must quickly adapt to the Government’s plans to curb childhood obesity or risk being forced to by their investors and stakeholders, according to a report from investment charity Share Action.

Ellen Norman talks to Food Manufacture about this year's Royal Society of Chemistry Emerging Technologies Competition.

Prizes up for grabs at food innovation contest

By Gwen Ridler

Food and drink entrepreneurs could be in the running for a share of a £160,000 prize pool at this year’s Royal Society of Chemistry Emerging Technologies Competition.

Smith: 'We have seen a number of our customers reopening'

Post-COVID-19: ‘The New Normal’

Fatherson Bakery boss: how pandemic changed NPD priorities

By Rod Addy

Fatherson Bakery managing director Laurence Smith claims the impact of coronavirus has forced the business to reorganise its new product development priorities, with half its distribution points – hospitality and garden centres – closed off.

Coronavirus has cast a dark shadow over the whole food and drink supply chain

A month after the coronavirus lockdown, what is the impact on the food industry?

Coronavirus and the supply chain one month after lockdown

By Nic Robinson

The coronavirus pandemic prompted the Government to initiate a closure of pubs and restaurants on 20 March and announce a lockdown of the public's movements on 23 March.

Retailers now recognise the machinery sector’s ability and willingness to help tackle the environmental challenges facing packaging

Ulma revisits machinery manufacturers’ role in packaging innovation

By Paul Gander

Ulma Packaging backs sustainable packaging initiatives across the food industry. In an exclusive interview from the heart of the PPMA Total show at Birmingham’s NEC earlier this month, Ulma’s UK sales director Ed Williams told Food Manufacture about the...

Knibss: ‘I always describe it as a bit like walking into a house you’re going to buy and you instantly know that it’s the right place.’ David Knibbs (left) and wife Lydia (right).

Exclusive interview

Riding the meat-free wave at The Tofoo Company

By Gwen Ridler

Finding the perfect small business to build into a nationwide brand has proved to be a massive success, as the owners of The Tofoo Company explain in this exclusive podcast interview.

Staying competitive is the top reason for robotic adoption

Robotic adoption in food and drink: exclusive podcast

By Gwen Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers will continue to adopt robots into their business to stay competitive and become more competitive in the global marketplace, according to Enrico Krog Iversen, chief executive of robotic systems provider OnRobot.

3D printed steaks, the future of plant-based meat?

3D printed steaks, the future of plant-based meat?

By Gwen Ridler

As the trend of flexitarianism and veganism continues to grow, one man poised to capitalise on the rise in meat-free diets is Giuseppe Scionti, chief executive of 3D printed plant-based meat manufacturer NovaMeat.

Pearce covers the challenges of creating new flavours and the rise of non-alcoholic spirits in this podcast

Omega Ingredients and flavour trends: Podcast

By Gwen Ridler

Non-alcoholic spirits, alternative proteins and future operations within the EU were all on the mind of Omega Ingredients’ founder and chief executive Steve Pearce.

Blakemore: 'We have to be more thoughtful in putting protein in front of consumers'

Compass boss: non-meat choices vital for future

By Rod Addy

Compass will increase non-meat options to enable its customers to offer more consumer choice, as trends such as veganism won’t recede, according to the foodservice supplier's chief executive Dominic Blakemore.

Grahamslaw: ‘Blockchain will be be part of the answer to what will be a very complex issue’

Blockchain only part of the answer

By Gwen Ridler

Blockchain will have its place in the food and drink supply chain, but won’t be the answer to all of its problems, an expert in supply chain has claimed.

Professor Walker: better industry communication required a collaborative approach

The Big Interview

Food firms need to show honesty: research boss

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers need to show “transparency, honesty and clarity” if they are to overcome public misconceptions about the food industry, the boss of a leading research organisation has claimed.

FDF chief scientific officer Helen Munday said being sustainable makes really good business sense

Big cost savings from small supply chain changes

By Matt Atherton

Food and drink manufacturer’s costs could be reduced by making small changes to be more sustainable throughout the supply chain, said the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) chief scientific officer Helen Munday.

Joanne Denney-Finch said shoppers would be in control of prices

IGD's Big Debate Conference

Retailing competition could reduce Brexit cost impacts

By Matt Atherton

The food sector is so competitive that price wars between retailers may reduce the financial impact of Brexit on shoppers, said grocery think-tank IGD chief executive Joanne Denney-Finch.

Retailers and manufacturers must work together to improve shopper experience

IGD's Big Debate Conference

Manufacturers and retailers must work together

By Matt Atherton

Food and drink manufacturers need to work with retailers to help customers have “an experience” when shopping, said grocery think-tank IGD chief executive Joanne Denney-Finch.

Morrisons, Dairy Crest and ABF headed for positive trading updates this month?

Good news on the way for Morrisons: Shore Capital

By Matt Atherton

Morrisons, Dairy Crest and Associated British Foods (ABF) are just three companies expected to report trading updates this month, but what can we expect to hear from them?

Welcome to next month's news

Next Month’s News: our podcast preview

By Matt Atherton

Welcome to Next Month’s News, the latest edition in Food Manufacture Group’s new podcast series predicting what topics will dominate our headlines over the next four weeks.

Hall: 'Throw yourself into your work and enjoy it'

Bernard Matthews boss offers advice to younger self

By Noli Dinkovski

After more than 40 years of industry experience, Bernard Matthews group technical director Jeremy Hall knows a thing or two about poultry. In this exclusive video interview, he steps back in time to offer career advice to his younger self. 

Lu Ann Williams, director of innovation at Innova Market Insights, at Food Ingredients Europe

FiE Reports

2016 trends: Sports nutrition goes mainstream

By Alice Foster

Sports nutrition moving ‘beyond the athlete’ was among the top 10 trends for 2016 outlined by Innova Market Insights at an exhibition this week.

How did Taylors of Harrogate troublehsoot its problem?

Taylors of Harrogate reduces maintenance downtime

By Nicholas Robinson

Taylors of Harrogate has significantly reduced the maintenance downtown on its packaging lines after making minor adjustments to operations at its Harrogate manufacturing facility, the company’s shift manager John Hennighan said.

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