Food Industry

The Taste the Future event aimed to inspire a new generation of food industry leaders

Four top tips for aspiring food industry leaders

By Michael Stones

Be passionate: love what you do and who you do it for, was the top advice for young people aiming to be the food industry leaders of tomorrow, at an event staged recently by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

You can listen again at any time to the free, one-hour webinar. See article for details

Obesity quotes chart wide ranging webinar

By Michael Stones

Nearly 1,300 people registered for the Food Manufacture Group’s free, one-hour, independent webinar on the roots of Britain’s obesity crisis and its remedies. Here, we capture a flavour in quotes of the wide-ranging debate.

Vitamin D has been linked to bone health

National survey highlights vitamin D deficiency fears

By Rod Addy

UK Vitamin D deficiency is a growing problem, indicated by the latest data from the National Diet & Nutrition Survey (NDNS), but the food industry could help, nutritionist Dr Carrie Ruxton claims.

Mums say children are eating too much junk food

Mums don’t trust food industry

By Nicholas Robinson

Children’s food is often higher in salt, fat and sugar than similar adult versions, a leading nutritionist has warned, following the results of a survey revealing the lack of trust in the industry among mums.

Lack of engineering know-how makes food firms scared about investing in automation, says one expert


Fear factor, not cash, limits food factory automation

By Rod Addy

Food industry automation projects stall not because of lack of finance, but because of the ‘fear factor’ that firms won’t have engineers with the know-how to install or maintain systems.

Michael Rudge said food and drink manufacturers should reach out to youngsters more effectively

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Foodex skills debate highlights the challenge

By Michael Stones

A more co-ordinated approach to attracting youngsters into food and drink manufacturing, and greater efforts by firms to promote the benefits of working in the sector were two of the key themes to emerge from the Big Video Debate on ‘Plugging the skills...

More co-ordinated initiatives are needed to attract new talent to the food and drink industry, according to our Big Video Debate

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Skills gap in food and drink frustrated by fragmentary solutions

By Rick Pendrous

Initiatives designed to cut the skills gap that is emerging in Britain’s food and drink manufacturing sector are too “fragmented” and need to be better co-ordinated if the problems of attracting new talent to the sector are to be addressed.

Large food businesses told to lead the way into robotics future

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Big food businesses told to lead robotics future

By Nicholas Robinson

Large food and drinks businesses must show “strong leadership” if the sector is to successfully adopt automation to become leaner and greener and ready itself for the future.

More than 300 exhibitors are making final preparations for the Foodex show, which opens on Monday March 24

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Foodex 2014 to feature 300 plus exhibitors

By Rick Pendrous

About 315 exhibitors will be highlighting some of the latest equipment and services for food and drink manufacturers at this year’s Foodex show, which opens on Monday March 24.

Added sugar is an unnecessary source of calories

Letter to the editor: 'Industry must get its act together on sugar'

By Graham MacGregor

Sir, Action on Sugar is a group of specialists concerned with sugar and its effects on health. We aim to reach a consensus with the food industry and government over the harmful effects of a high sugar diet, and bring about a reduction in the amount of...


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