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Pom Puffs won the UK leg of Ecotrophelia

Pom Puffs takes gold at Ecotrophelia

By James Ridler

RICH Pickings and their innovative BBQ snack product Pom Puffs took home the gold prize in this year’s UK leg of Ecotrophelia.

Book now: spaces are still available for the conference, which takes place in Birmingham next month

FOOD SAFETY CONFERENCE 2018

Food Safety Conference: FSA’s plans to be debated

By Noli Dinkovski

Risk-based compliance’s impact on the food industry is set to be a key theme at Food Manufacture’s Food Safety Conference, which takes place in Birmingham next month.

Vincent Doumeizel talks about the challenges audits face in the food and drink industry

Lack of auditors and visibility in food supply chain

By James Ridler

A deficit in auditors to meet demand and a lack of visibility in the supply chain are major challenges to the auditing of food and drink firms, a leading consultant in the field has claimed.

Blockchain can boost tractability in the food supply chain, explains Flynn

Blockchain would help coordinate the supply chain

By James Ridler

The use of blockchain could help coordinate the different parts of the food and drink supply chain, according to James Flynn, founder and chief technical officer at food safety software provider Primority.

Machines and humans can work hand in hand, claimed Terry Fennell, chief executive at training awarding body FDQ

Robots can work ‘hand in hand’ with humans

By James Ridler

Increased automation should not threaten factory jobs and staff could work “hand in hand” with robots to deliver efficiencies while retaining a handmade approach, according to experts at last month’s Foodex trade show.

The UK's progress in automation has been hampered by the desire to keep old machines running. Mike Wilson pictured

Foodex

Clinging to old machines holds back UK automation

By James Ridler

The UK food industry’s desire to keep old machines running for as long as possible has hampered its progress on automation compared to European neighbours, an expert panel at last month’s Foodex claimed.

Food manufacturers need to become more transparent, urged Milan Shah

Business Leaders’ Forum

Shah: Food manufacturers must become more transparent

By James Ridler

Food manufacturers need to become more transparent and willing to share data with other companies to boost the authenticity of the supply chain, the boss of a leading ingredients importer has urged.

Food Manufacture’s Business Leaders’ Forum took place last month

BUSINESS LEADERS’ FORUM

Wake: education needed on surplus and waste difference

By James Ridler

Knowing the difference between food waste and surplus is key for manufacturers looking to become more sustainable, according to food surplus redistribution organisation Company Shop.

Divisions in the UK's food policy could develop after Brexit, claimed DWF

Business Leaders’ Forum

EU exit could divide food industry on policy

By James Ridler

Brexit could lead to further divergence in the UK’s food and drink policy, according to Dominic Watkins, head of food at law firm DWF.

Black: ‘The damage shrinkflation leads to needs to be carefully considered’

Business Leaders’ Forum

‘Shrinkflation’ should be last resort

By James Ridler

‘Shrinkflation’ must be a last resort for brands, which should not ignore how savvy shoppers are about such tactics, Clive Black, head of research at Shore Capital has warned.

FDF director general Ian Wright spoke of the uncertainties still surrounding Brexit

Business Leaders’ Forum

Brexit uncertainty ‘great concern’ for industry

By James Ridler

Food manufacturers are greatly concerned by the lack of progress made by government over Brexit negotiations, according to Food and Drink Federation director general Ian Wright.

Ross McMahon (centre) talks about Kendal Nutricare’s double award win at the FMEAs

FMEAs

Double award win to boost business for manufacturer

By James Ridler

Kendal Nutricare’s double award win at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) will raise the manufacturer’s profile with customers and suppliers, says the firm’s ceo Ross McMahon in this exclusive video interview filmed on Oscar night.