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Manufacturers have hit back at a report highlighting businesses that make most of their money from the sales of HFSS foods. Image: Getty, Chris Ryan

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Manufacturers hit back at 'unhealthy' food sales report

By Gwen Ridler

A recent report pointing a finger at food and drink firms that make most of their money from the sales of ‘unhealthy’ foods has been criticised for its lack of scope and failing to acknowledge manufacturers’ effort to control portion sizes.

Whilst the lockdowns may be over, Covid continues to impact populations across the globe. Credit: Getty/agrobacter

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The ingredient looking to take on Coronavirus

By Bethan Grylls

A new study has found that a natural compound found in foods such as kiwis, parsley and green peppers, possesses antiviral effects which researchers claim could destroy coronaviruses and help prevent the spread of infections.

Food Manufacture brings key takeaways of the RQA Group’s Product Recall Report for 2023, which examines recall data from food authorities across the UK, EU, US, Canada and parts of Australasia. Credit: Getty/zimmytws

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Global food recalls 2023: How the UK compared

By Bethan Grylls

Recalls and alerts in the US and EU climbed in 2023, while the governing bodies for food safety in the UK, Canada and Australasia reported improvements from 2022.

Global survey reveals pet owners consider digestive health key for achieving holistic health and wellbeing. Credit: Getty/TatyanaGl

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Pet health trumps cost of food

By Bethan Grylls

Whilst inflation remains high, only 1 in 6 pet owners have turned to cheaper alternatives, a survey of 2,500 dog and cat owners across the US, Brazil, UK, Germany and China finds.

Cocoa and Sugar prices were up this year, while wheat and almonds saw a derease. Image: Getty, Galeanu Mihai

Raw materials

Bakery and confectionery raw material prices report

By Gwen Ridler

The prices of raw bakery and confectionery ingredients continued to fluctuate throughout the past year, with sugar and cocoa hitting yearly highs as wheat and almonds decreased year-on-year.

Almost a third of UK adults don’t want plant-based food that looks like an animal product. Credit: Getty/ArtMarie

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Time to ditch the plant-based copycats?

By Bethan Grylls

Almost a third of UK adults don’t want plant-based food that resembles their animal counterparts, finds research commissioned by law firm Browne Jacobson.

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…

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

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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 Manufacture gets insight into the lab in this exclusive feature from Bia Analytical on wheat fraud. Credit: Getty/combomambo

Feature

Looking for fraud in wheat flour

By Dr Terry McGrath

As the war between Russia and Ukraine continues to inflict supply chain difficulties upon Europe’s breadbasket, Bia Analytical looks at how manufacturers can ensure their wheat/flour is genuine.

How can you be sure you are getting the blend you have approved? Credit: Getty/Giovanni Magdalinos

Food Forensics

Do you know if your wine is real?

By Alison Johnson

Wine fraud has been reported as far back as Ancient Rome and continues to be a major obstacle in the industry today. So how can you ensure yours is genuine?

A new method for identifying and measuring wheat flour contamination has been developed by US researchers. Credit: Getty/Stephen Barnes

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Breakthrough discovery in gluten-free detection

By Bethan Grylls

Researchers have developed a new “highly effective” method for identifying and measuring wheat flour contamination, which could be a game-changer in gluten-free food safety.

Could CBD hold the answer to berry freshness? Credit: Getty/Cristina Ionescu

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Extending the shelf-life of berries with CBD

By Bethan Grylls

A team of researchers in Thailand have developed a CBD-based coating which has shown promise in delaying rot in strawberries to keep them fresher for longer.

Tate & Lyle will provide insight on Rowett Institute's new study

New research to improve understanding of the UK food system

By Gwen Ridler

The University of Aberdeen’s Rowett Institute has been awarded £1.6m to fund new research into improving the understanding of the UK food system and help people experiencing food insecurity and living with obesity make healthier, more sustainable food...

So far, the treatment has had negative effects on vegetable quality

Anuga FoodTec 2015

Fresh produce plasma bug blaster set for next step

By Rod Addy

A plasma project to kill germs on fresh vegetables is poised to start trials suitable for commercial applications later this month, according to a leading researcher on the programme.

The new lab will improve the quality of products such as Cadbury Dairy Milk Bubbly

New Mondelēz lab explores the science of bubbles

By Laurence Gibbons

A new £500,000 lab opened last week at Reading Science Centre will help Mondelēz improve food quality including the bubbles in its chocolate product — claims the food manufacturing giant.

Caroline Spelman condemned GM vandalism

DEFRA minister slams Rothamsted GM vandalism

By Rick Pendrous and Mike Stones

The government has condemned the vandalism of a genetically modified (GM) wheat trial yesterday morning (May 20) at Rothamsted Research centre, Herefordshire.

Mind the gap

Mind the gap

By Elaine Watson

The Food & Health Network can help bridge the gap between academia and industry. Elaine Watson finds out how manufacturers can get in on the action

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