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The UK had a strong raft of products on show at this year's Anuga. Photo credit: Koelnmesse / Anuga / Eingang Süd

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How are UK food and drink producers achieving sustainable growth?

By Sandra Sullivan

More than 7,800 exhibitors set up shop at Anuga earlier this month, with sustainable growth a key theme. FDEA’s Sandra Sullivan interviewed several UK producers to understand how they are balancing sustainability with profit.

Yeast and enzymes play pivital roles in the development of new food products and the understanding of the gut microbiome

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Enzymes and yeast: More than just raising dough

By Gwen Ridler

Yeast has been a powerhouse of food production for millennia, but new developments in fermentation technology have seen the ingredient elevated to do more than just raise our bread and brew beer.

The new McDonald’s UK&I and Guenther bakery in Coventry will create up to 90 jobs for local people in Coventry

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New McDonald’s bakery opens in Coventry

By Bethan Grylls

McDonald’s UK & Ireland and Guenther Bakeries UK Limited have opened the doors to a new bakery following £38m investment that will create fresh buns exclusively for the restaurant chain’s burgers.

Multivac opens UK innovation centre

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Multivac opens UK innovation centre

By Bethan Grylls

Following a £1.4m investment, Multivac’s Swindon site has seen an impressive facelift, with the facility now prepped for regional training and extensive customer demos.

Food Manufacture gets insight into the lab in this exclusive feature from Bia Analytical on wheat fraud. Credit: Getty/combomambo

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Looking for fraud in wheat flour

By Dr Terry McGrath

As the war between Russia and Ukraine continues to inflict supply chain difficulties upon Europe’s breadbasket, Bia Analytical looks at how manufacturers can ensure their wheat/flour is genuine.

Dawn's Mojito doughnut: Taking formats and flavours from different categories was originally championed in smaller bakeries and is now big news across the mainstream bakery and desserts category too

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How Gen Z is influencing bakery trends

By Bethan Grylls

Born between 1996 and 2020, Gen Z is a key consumer to lock-down. Here’s how their experiences have influenced the bakery category.

Egg alternatives can be used in a range of patisserie products. Credit: Puratos UK

Opinion

Cracking the egg shortage crisis in bakery

By William Dodds

Lydia Baines, marketing manager for patisserie at Puratos UK, looks at how bakeries can adapt to egg shortages in the UK by using alternatives.

We round-up the latest food and drink product launches

NPD

Wallace & Gromit pasties lead new food and drink launches

By Gwen Ridler

From Wallace & Gromit themed pasties to axolotl gummy sweets, vegan chicken alternatives in the chilled aisle to white chocolate digestive biscuits, we round-up some of the latest food and drink product launches from the past month.

Jemma Wills, customer service assistant at Dawn Foods with her children Phoebe and Owen

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Dawn opens doors to inspire young bakers

By Bethan Grylls

Dawn Foods has expanded its support of future bakers, opening its Evesham factory doors last month to several team members’ children for a fun-filled and educational day.

Baker & Baker’s headquarters in Wirral

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Baker & Baker sets deadline for Net Zero

By Bethan Grylls

European bakery products manufacturer Baker & Baker has set target year of 2040 to achieve Net Zero, acknowledging that the long-term challenge will be how to effectively decarbonise the ingredients supply chain.

Cherrytree Bakery, Food Cloud and The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers all announced senior appointments this week

Senior appointments in food and drink manufacturing

By Gwen Ridler

Cherrytree Bakery, Food Cloud and The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers all announced senior appointments this week, covered here in this round up of food and drink industry appointments.

Credit: Getty / Roman Mykhalchuk

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Novel ways of reducing food waste in F&B manufacturing

By Bethan Grylls

Following a panel discussion around ways food and drink companies can reduce their food waste and increase efficiency, our editor summarises some key talking points and our speakers come back together to answer a few more of your questions…

It's just over a year ago since Russia invaded Ukraine sending shockwaves across Europe. Credit: Getty / Toshe_O

Long read

War in Ukraine: what’s at stake for UK food producers?

By Elena Frandino

The Ukrainian conflict has amplified food supply chain pressures and critical raw material shortages. Once-reliable imports started fading, manufacturers had no choice but to rethink their business strategies to remain viable and sustainable, writes Elena...

Oterra red striped gelatin desserts

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Food and beverage colour trends for 2023

By Bethan Grylls

From TikTok to wheat prices, Bethan Grylls explores the influences for this year’s colour trends, the most sought-after tones, and the events which are triggering changes in food and drink.

Ronald Kers appointed Valeo CEO as Aryzta appoints a new head of NPD

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Senior appointments at Valeo Foods and Aryzta

By Gwen Ridler

Valeo Foods and Aryzta have announced senior appointments this week, featured here in this round-up of people on the move in the food and drink industry.

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