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Food Manufacture State of the Industry Survey 2013: Industry views about the current state of the food and drink manufacturing industry, identifying the issues that are causing most concern.

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Food Manufacture State of the Industry Survey 2013: Industry views about the current state of the food and drink manufacturing industry, identifying the issues that are causing most concern.

In June 2013, FoodManufacture.co.uk conducted a survey on its user base of food and drink manufacturing professionals.

The objective of the ‘state of the industry’ survey was to gauge the views about the current state of the food and drink manufacturing industry and identify the issues that are causing most concern. The survey was taken by food and drink manufacturing professionals based in the UK. Highlights from the survey results include:

  • A huge number (87%) of respondents agreed that the horsemeat scandal had damaged the reputation of the food supply chain
  • 73% have an optimistic outlook about the future of their company when compared with last year
  • 88% believe that the prices of raw materials will be an increasing concern in the coming year
  • Reducing packaging weight, increasing recycling and improving energy efficiency are amongst the top three priorities for companies this year

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