Food Science

What are the emerging threats? How can the industry manage them effectively? The Food Safety Briefing will address these questions

Food Safety Briefing takes place on 15 October

By Rod Addy

Food Manufacture's Food Safety Briefing, chaired by chief executive of Campden BRI Steven Walker and sponsored by RSSL, will take place online on 15 October at 3pm.

The University of Nottingham aims to provide a rounded education for its food science and processing students

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University of Nottingham: agents of change

By Gwen Ridler

Two professors at the University of Nottingham are giving food science and processing students a rounded education to help them break down silos in the food industry.

Food industry must learn from its history

90 year birthday special

Food must learn from its history

By Rick Pendrous

Food Manufacture magazine appeared 90 years ago. The first issue was published in May 1927 with the aim of providing a forum for discussion for professionals working in UK food and drink processing. 

The IFT hopes the Food Evolution film will combat prejudices against GM technology

Reports from IFT17

IFT film aims to ‘fight myths about food science’

By Michael Stones

Fighting myths about food science is the aim of a new film commissioned by the US-based Institute of Food Technology (IFT). Ahead of the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, which starts today (June 26), Food Manufacture talked to Professor Colin Dennis,...

Professor Colin Dennis has become the 76th president of the IFT

Colin Dennis appointed IFT president for 2015–16

By Rick Pendrous

Professor Colin Dennis, who is to chair Food Manufacture Group’s food safety conference: Safer food and drink – from the harvest to the home – later this month, yesterday became the 76th president of the US Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

The new transatlantic partnership will boost food science and technology

Food science gets transatlantic partnership boost

By Michael Stones

Sharing the latest information on food science and technology is the aim of a new transatlantic partnership forged between the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) and the US Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

Fosh: 'strong employer collaboration'

Government ups support for food industry skills strategy

By Rod Addy

The government has increased support for a skills strategy proposed by the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink (NSAFD) that will initially see food science become a priority area for apprenticeships.

Brennan will work with current editor Chris Smith until Smith officially steps down in November 2013

IFST appoints new editor for journal

By Laurence Gibbons

The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) has appointed Professor Charles Brennan as the new editor-in-chief for the International Journal of Food Science & Technology (IJFST).

Sue Davies told the webinar consumers need user-friendly information

‘Involve consumers in food science earlier’

By Michael Stones

Food and drink manufacturers should involve consumers in the development of new scientific techniques and technologies at a much earlier stage, if past mistakes are to be avoided, according to consumer watchdog Which?

Moving the debate about food science and technology onto a firmer scientific footing is the aim of our free webinar

IFST hopes webinar will help tackle food scares

By Mike Stones

Helping to combat food scares is one of the aims of the free food science and technology webinar to be staged on Thursday January 24, according to the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST).

The event will frame food science in terms of consumer acceptability

Free online event separates food fact from fiction

By Mike Stones

Does the mainstream media's coverage of food science and technology make you fume? Do you long for more scientific sense in the ongoing debates about genetic modification (GM), nanotechnology, food irradiation, antimicrobial treatments and other...

The free webinar aims to move the debate about food science and technology onto a more secure footing

Food science and technology webinar separates fact from fiction

By Mike Stones

Separating food science from food fiction is the aim of a free live webinar to be staged on Thursday, January 24, 2013. FoodManufacture.co.uk has teamed up with the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) to help move the debate about challenging...

To reserve your free place at the webinar, email michael.stones@wrbm.com

Free webinar: Food fact and fiction, separating science from myth

By Mike Stones

Separating food science from food fiction is the aim of a free live webinar to be staged on Thursday, January 24, 2013. If the general media’s coverage of food science and technology topics makes you mad, if you long for a more balanced debate about controversial...

Welcoming a new generation of food science and technology students into the industry is the aim of the Student Career LaunchPads

Food science group launches student career events

By Mike Stones

Whetting the appetite of a new generation of food science and technology students for a career in food and drink manufacturing was the aim of the first of a series of events staged yesterday (November 22) at Leatherhead Food Research (LFR).

Industry takes action to fill skills gap

Industry takes action to fill skills gap

By Rick Pendrous

Details emerged last month of action the food and drink industry is taking to address the impending skills shortage. A staggering 137,000 new recruits are needed to replace people who will be retiring over the next five years. This represents around 34%...

Mind the skills gap

Mind the skills gap

By Rod Addy

As processors sink deeper into the mire of the skills crisis, DEFRA attempts to address the issue. By Rod Addy

Food science gets a boost

Food science gets a boost

By Rod Addy

Processors and academic bodies are joining forces to plug a major skills gap, using Adult Apprenticeships as a key tool, as Rod Addy discovers

Gloucester fosters skills

Gloucester fosters skills

By Rod Addy

The rolling countryside of Gloucestershire looks set to become home to a vital base of training for the food and drink industry. Rod Addy investigates

You reach them and we'll teach them!

You reach them and we'll teach them!

To plug recruitment gaps, designing training that employers want is only half the battle. An industry makeover may also be needed, as Rod Addy discovers at Food Manufacture's fifth HR forum

Fund a feelgood factor

Fund a feelgood factor

Dispensing with outplacement services on grounds of cost could prove a false economy for many firms, says Gail Hunt

You don't always get what you want ...

You don't always get what you want ...

So, you're not happy about the talent pool you have to draw from? With enough support, radical new proposals might just give you what you need. Rick Pendrous reports from Food Manufacture's fourth HR forum

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