We look at the latest innovations in cutting and slicing technology

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Cutting and slicing: Integration, innovation and robotics

By Gwen Ridler

Integrated lines, ultrasonics and robotics are just some of the latest innovations in slicing and cutting technology to debut from food and drink machinery providers. Here, we look at the latest trends across this sector of the industry and what new advancements...

UK food and drink exports hit record highs in 2021


UK food exports reach record highs in 2022

By Gwen Ridler

UK food and drink exports reached record highs in 2022, with most categories exceeding pre-pandemic levels, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Packaging for hard cheese can be a determining factor in consumer purchases


Transparent packaging driving hard cheese sales

By Gwen Ridler

Transparency, the ability to reseal products and sustainability were key features consumers look for in hard cheese packaging when purchasing, according to new research from Amcor.

Wyke Farms has secured a £30m general export facility from Barclays

Wyke Farms secures £30m export facility

By Gwen Ridler

Somerset-based cheese maker Wyke Farms has secured a £30m ‘General Export Facility’ to support its continued international expansion.

Hovis and Ornua Foods UK announced senior appointments today

Hovis and Ornua Foods UK senior appointments

By Gwen Ridler

Bakery brand Hovis has appointed Jon Jenkins as its new chief executive, effective from 31 October 2022, as Ornua Foods UK announces the appointment of a new managing director.

Arla has committed to science based targets

Arla launches climate roadmap

By Michelle Perrett

Arla has launched its Climate Roadmap – Towards Carbon Net Zero Dairy, being among one of the first in the dairy sector to have its targets verified by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).

British Organic Dairy Co has secured listings in 2,400 stores across the US

Organic UK cheese brand expands in the US

By Gwen Ridler

Organic UK dairy co-operative Omsco (Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative) has expanded into the US with the launch of its British Organic Dairy Co (BODC) branded range of cheddars into stores across the country.

What are the latest NPD launches?

The latest food and drink product launches

By Michelle Perrett

Welsh cheese crisps, dairy-free yogurt for kids, functional tea, and a range of ice creams all feature in this recent round-up of product launches.

Nadia Bidzinska is the  new head of sustainability at Ornua Foods UK

Ornua Foods appoints new UK head of sustainability

By Michelle Perrett

Ornua Foods UK, the producer of brands such as Pilgrims Choice cheddar and Kerrygold butter, is to focus on its green credentials with the appointment of Nadia Bidzinska as its new head of sustainability.

Kendamil will be the first international infant milk to be exported to the US

Kendamil to export to US and double capacity

By Gwen Ridler

Baby milk producer Kendamil, a brand of Kendal Nutricare, is set to become the first international manufacturer to export infant formula to the US in response to a shortage crisis, with plans to double capacity in response.

The dairy sector is focused heavily on measuring Scope 3 on-farm emissions

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Dairy processing: cows, costs and carbon

By Lynda Searby

Richard Clothier, managing director of Wyke Farms, might be a big cheese in the dairy industry, but that doesn’t mean he is impervious to the cost pressures facing his third-generation cheese-making business.

The owners of the Sharpham Dairy celebrate winning B Corporation

Sharpham Dairy gets certified as a B Corporation

By Michelle Perrett

Devon-based Sharpham Dairy has successfully achieved certification as a B Corporation (B Corp) and said it is the first cheese dairy in the country to achieve this globally recognised accreditation.

Cutting, slicing and dicing equipment traditionally used for meat and dairy is being adapted for plant-based products

Digital feature: long read

Cutting, slicing and dicing trends

By Rod Addy

Last year, compact and energy saving machinery were the watchwords in cutting, slicing and dicing and, while those trends haven’t disappeared, this year there’s a renewed focus on quality and consistency.

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