Innovation

Ahye: ‘We should be encouraging companies to change’

More incentives needed for healthy food reformulation

By Noli Dinkovski

The food industry wasn’t taking the sugar agenda “seriously enough” and should be given more incentives to innovate if the reformulation challenge was to be met, the founder of a free-from vegan-friendly dessert company has claimed.

PATS is aimed at extending shelf life

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Hipster pressure-assisted thermal sterilisation unveiled

By Rick Pendrous

A novel pressure-assisted thermal sterilisation process technology for food, developed as part of the EU-funded ‘Hipster’ project, will be the focus of a seminar taking place in Wageningen in the Netherlands this month.

Innovation is needed to support the growth of food manufacturing, claimed consultancy

Manufacturers ‘must innovate to support growth’

By James Ridler

Innovation and investment in new technology are needed to support the growth of food manufacturing, as UK businesses face strong international competition after Brexit, claimed business consultancy RSM. 

Amazon is to dedicate its Cambridge development centre to drone research

Amazon to devote site to drone research

By James Ridler

Amazon is to focus development of its drone technology at its Cambridge site, while relocating other research to a new facility in the city.

Innovation will focus on extending product ranges, a Campden BRI survey claimed

Food firms boost innovation by extending ranges

By Matt Atherton

Food and drink product innovation will focus on extending product ranges and developing entirely new products in the food and drink sector over the next two years, a Campden BRI survey revealed.

Food trends are being led by fake information, say Jonny Bingham (right) and David Jones (Photo©Sacha Ferrier)

Fear the food fads, innovation experts warn

By Noli Dinkovski

The dominance of the health agenda in food is leading to a “massive increase in faddy products” that hold no long-term value, two food innovation experts have warned.

Just 42% of manufacturers are prepared for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, EEF claims

Many firms unprepared for next Industrial Revolution

By Matt Atherton

More than half of British food and drink manufacturers risk missing out on the Fourth Industrial Revolution – known as 4IR – warns a report from EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation.

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