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How woukld a ban on cell-cultured meat in the US affect the UK market?

Opinion

Would a ban on cell-based meat in the US affect the UK?

By Taly Dvorkis

In the wake of several Republican-led states in the US pushing for a ban or limit on the sales of cell-cultivated meat, we asked a legal expert what impact – if any – it could have on the UK?

Migliozzi: 'Take the time to think ahead. However fast the implementation of technology, it may well not outpace transformations in the industry.' Image: Getty, B4LLS

Opinion

Face your fears over warehouse automation

By Gwen Ridler

The food businesses must face their fears over warehouse automation and rediscover their ‘appetite for risk’ if they wish to keep up in one of the fastest moving sectors in the world, according to supply chain systems provider Invar Group.

The food and drink manufacturing sector is transitioning towards plenty of new technology. Credit: Getty/kynny

News

Automation and smart maintenance in 2024 and beyond

By Stuart Coulton

As the adoption of new technology within food manufacturing gathers pace, Stuart Coulton, OMRON marketing manager for the UK and Ireland, considers the drivers behind the transition and the future of automation and smart maintenance across the value chain.

Pictured: The Novel Food Innovation Centre in Wilton, Redcar

News

Cultivated meat project secures half a million-pound grant

By Gwen Ridler

Lab grown meat could be one step closer to mass-market adoption thanks to a nearly half a million-pound grant awarded to a new project to develop new, more cost-effective technologies in the burgeoning market.

Kranghand: 'The food industry must prioritise transparency, ensure it is collecting the right data, and focus on creating a food safety culture.' Image: Getty, Amorn Suriyan

Opinion

AI tech not ‘magic bullet’ for food safety issues

By Gwen Ridler

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology is no ‘magic bullet’ to ensure food safety and developing the right culture must be the first step, warned global assurance partner LRQA.

Low on cash? There's still ways you can invest in new machinery! Image: Getty, Monty Rakusen

Long read

Investing in machinery on a shoestring budget

By Gwen Ridler

Food Manufacture explores ways that cash-strapped businesses can invest in new plant and machinery on a budget and some of the programmes available to them to support the next stage in their growth.

As 2024 looms, our editor highlights several key moments of 2023. Credit: Getty/smshoot

Long read

7 big moments of 2023 for food and drink

By Bethan Grylls

As we usher in the new year, Bethan Grylls takes a look back over the course of 2023 and flags seven key moments for the food and drink industry.

Who will take home the Innovation Award at the FMEAs 2024?

News

Meet the finalists for Food Manufacture’s Innovation Award

By Bethan Grylls

Seven companies are in the running for our new innovation award, with the winner to be revealed at next year’s glamourous ceremony. Here’s more about the line-up and their incredible industry innovations…

Are robots ready to pick up the slack on food production lines, or is the tech still out of reach?

Opinion

Robots get to grips with food processing

By Chris Froud

Are food manufacturers ready for fully automated production lines and can robots be the solution to making this a reality? Chris Froud, partner and patent attorney specialising in robotics and automation at European Intellectual Property Firm Withers...

Cranswick, Morrisons, Nando's and Oakland Farms have partnered with fera Science to research insect biomass on its potential for improving sustainability in supply chains. Image: Getty, Jaka Suryanta

News

Fera Science leads research into insect biomass

By Gwen Ridler

New research into insect biomass could help reduce producers’ reliance on soybeans for animal feed and help improve sustainability in the food supply chain, according to Fera Science.

This year's Food Safety Briefing covered a wide range of areas from data sharing to greenwashing to hygienic design. Credit: Getty/VectorMine

Short read

What’s happening in UK food safety?

By Bethan Grylls

In a recent webinar, Food Manufacture brought together four leaders from industry to discuss the latest tools and systems emerging to help mitigate against our biggest food safety challenges. Here’s the highlights…

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

Feature

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.

Don't miss this year's Food Safety Briefing. Credit: Getty/MiguelMalo

News

Don’t miss our 2023 Food Safety Briefing

By Bethan Grylls

This year’s Food Safety Briefing theme is science and data – with four special guest experts from Mars Global Food Safety Center, the Food Standards Agency, Unibloc, and Imprint Analytics joining us to share their knowledge.

Food manufacturers could soon call on 3D printing services to quickly replace broken parts. Image: Addition Design

News

3D printed parts soon available for food factories

By Gwen Ridler

Food manufacturers could soon be able to embrace on demand 3D printing to replace broken parts on the production line, thanks to new technology developed by industrial 3D printing firm Addition Design.

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