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Could broccoli and garlic prove key weapons in fight vs arthritis?

Could broccoli and garlic prove key weapons in fight vs arthritis?

By Elaine Watson

A groundbreaking study exploring the potential of bioactive compounds in broccoli and garlic to slow or prevent the breakdown of cartilage is one of nine projects to secure a share of £4m, in the final funding round of the Diet and Health Research Industry...

Interfruit

Interfruit moves to new plant

By Rick Pendrous

Fresh fruit and vegetable wholesaler Interfruit has moved into a new 1,600m2 refrigerated food processing plant at Witton.

M&S

M&S hits back as CASH blasts salt levels in its salads

By Elaine Watson

Surveys that compare salt levels in products of different weights targeted at different eating occasions and then single out individual firms for criticism are unfair and unhelpful, Marks & Spencer has argued.

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CenFRA helps food manufacturers ‘virtually’ evaluate robots

By Elaine Watson

Food robotics and automation centre CenFRA (Centre for Robotics and Automation) has introduced new simulation techniques that can help food manufacturers ‘virtually’ evaluate the merits of automating aspects of their processes without disrupting production.

Uniq

Uniq "still viable" despite £436m pension deficit

By Elaine Watson

Uniq is still a viable business despite the £400m+ hole in its pension fund, and it is “still plausible” that a solution will be found to enable it to trade its way out of trouble, analysts have claimed.

Change4Life didn't change anything, claims academic

Change4Life didn't change anything, claims academic

By Elaine Watson

There is “no evidence” to suggest that the Change4Life initiative has helped to improve the eating habits or lifestyles of the most vulnerable people, according to one health expert.

A prince among tomato slicers

A prince among tomato slicers

Preparing fresh ingredients such as tomatoes can be labour-intensive and time-consuming. The Prince Castle Tomato Saber makes slicing whole tomatoes quick, precise and easy. The device, which is supplied by Foodservice Equipment Marketing (FEM), can help...

Simply Fruit snack packs

Cut fruit firm invests £2-3m in factory expansion

By Elaine Watson

Craigavon-based Orchard County Foods will pump £2-3m into its cut fruit factory over the next 18 months as it seeks to expand its presence in the branded fruit snacks market.

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