Emerging Science & Tech

COVID-19 disruption and the new tech norm

COVID-19 disruption and the new tech norm

By James Ridler

Digital technology and the disruption caused by COVID-19 has helped accelerate technology adoption in the food and drink industry and advance food safety practices, according to a panel of industry experts.

Eco-friendly packaging, space saving and gentle robots are new developments in packaging machinery

Packaging machinery: space saving and eco-friendly

By James Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers are constantly having to boost production to meet an ever-growing demand for their products, prompting a need for developers of packaging machinery to keep up.

Watch the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards live!

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2021

Watch the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards live!

By Rod Addy

Watch this space for the virtual screening of the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, the winners announcement for which will kick off this afternoon at 5pm.

Buttriss: 'Investment in plant research involving a multidisciplinary research team can help tackle major public health challenges'

Nutrition opinion

Plant-based benefits: ‘super pea’ may help tackle diabetes

By Judy Buttriss

Recently there has been considerable interest in peas (Pisum sativum) as a plant source of protein. But new research indicates resistant starch – found in some peas – may help control blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes, the incidence...

The system will initiate alarms if under- or over-cooked products are detected

Food firms consider automated temperature monitoring probe

By Rod Addy

An automated core temperature measurement system that boosts food safety is being considered by food firms including a major Irish poultry processor following the signing of a worldwide licensing agreement to market it.

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