Marketing the industry and AI adoption: BLF interview

Business Leaders' Forum 2022

Marketing the industry and AI adoption: BLF interview

By Gwen Ridler

Challenges with the marketing of careers in the food industry, and the potential of artificial intelligence in food businesses were key takeaways for Columbus project strategy director Kevin Bull from the Business Leaders’ Forum 2022.

JPS worked with Kraft Foods in the US on its new pack design for Philadelphia cheese

Jabil Packaging targets European food

By Rick Pendrous

Jabil Packaging Solutions (JPS), a US-headquartered smart rigid packaging specialist that works “below the radar” with some of the biggest global names in branded food and drink, is on a mission to raise its profile and grow its business in Europe as...

A team from University of Reading scooped the silver prize in 2017

Food science and tech awards Ecotrophelia launched

By Rod Addy

The quest for trailblazing food science and technology students is underway, with the launch of the annual Ecotrophelia awards, backed by food and drink research and services organisation Campden BRI and the Institute of Food Science & Technology...

What trends are likely to emerge in 2018?

Food and drink predictions for 2018

By Michelle Perrett

Five key trends that are likely to impact the global food and drink market over the coming year have been announced by market intelligence agency Mintel.

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. 

Colin Dennis detected “increased passion to communicating the importance of science and innovation” at IFT17

Reports from IFT17

IFT show highlights food science communication

By Michael Stones

The passion to communicate food science more effectively characterised the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT’s) Annual Meeting & Food Expo in Las Vegas last month, according to the organisation’s immediate past president Professor Colin Dennis.

Tetra Pak extends carton technology

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Tetra Pak extends carton technology

By Rick Pendrous

All types of beverage products – including both ambient and chilled and in family or portion-sized packages – can now be filled on Tetra Pak’s E3 machines, which make use of novel eBeam technology, following the rollout of the full range of equipment.

IFST has elected David Gregory as its new president

IFST elects new president

By Gwen Ridler

The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) has elected David Gregory as its new president, succeeding former president Maureen Edmonson.

Advances in food science are set to revolutionise the supply chain

Genetics and big data lead IFST spring conference

By Rick Pendrous

Technological advances that are helping food and drink producers to deliver safe and nutritious food to the consumer is the focus of the Institute of Food Science & Technology’s (IFST’s) spring conference, which takes place next month.

Expertise is needed to correctly interpret CM data that is collected

Condition monitoring needs hands-on diagnostic expertise

By Rick Pendrous

An overreliance on collecting condition monitoring (CM) data could be hampering maintenance teams in their quest to improve plant operational efficiency, industrial service provider Eriks UK has warned.

Dual sealing system

Dual-sealing of cases reduces contamination

By Rick Pendrous

Endoline Machinery has developed a new system that both glues and tapes filled cases, following a request from an Egyptian ingredients supplier to a global soft drinks company for extra protection from cross-product contamination during case sealing.

Manufacturers are to target exports and productivity gains, according to a new report

Manufacturers to target export markets

By Michelle Perrett

Manufacturers are looking to invest in exports, while improving efficiency and productivity, the latest Attitudes to Business Survey from financial provider Lombard has revealed.

A number of key issues will be debated at the Food safety conference

Food safety conference to arm delegates with key insights

By Laurence Gibbons

Insight into the latest food safety scientific and technological developments and an understanding about the complexity of the food supply chain will be the key topics under discussion at the Food Manufacture Group’s Food safety conference tomorrow (September...

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).

Single-serve container extends fruit shelf-life

Single-serve container extends fruit shelf-life

Last month during the Fresh Produce trade show in Berlin, Baltimore Innovations introduced the Fresh-R-Pax ‘mini-container’, which features absorbent technology to improve the quality and extend the shelf-life of fresh cut fruit, to the European market.

Food scientists need to build bridges with consumers, delegates at the Food Vision Conference heard

Food Vision

Celebrity chefs needed to sell food science to consumers

By Rick Pendrous

Food firms must woo celebrity chefs and other ‘foodies’ more to help consumers understand the industry’s use of science, including biotechnology and nanotechnology, experts from the sector have argued.

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).

Pupils Amy and Jasmine of Luckley Oakfield School in Wokingham have won the TeenTech Future of Food Award

‘Fridge with attitude’ wins Future of Food Award

By Rick Pendrous

Two teenagers from a school in Berkshire have won the ‘Future of Food’ category of an awards scheme, which challenges secondary school students to come up with technologies that provide a better way of doing things.

Coming soon: ice cream, pasta and bakery in 3D

New mould promises a 3D future for food products

By Rick Pendrous

A three-dimensional moulder, that enables food companies to create complicated 3D shapes never possible before at the speeds required, is one of the first new technologies to emerge from Crafty Machines - a new company set up by Adrian Marshall, the brains...

Dr Andrew Wadge is taking part in a free food science and technology webinar

Government top scientist to appear in free webinar

By Mike Stones

The chief scientist of the government’s food safety watchdog, the Food Standards Agency, is to take part in a free webinar designed to move the debate about food science and technology onto a firmer scientific footing.

Emerging technologies such as novel emulsion processes receiving more attention

Innovation club meets for the first time

By Gary Scattergood

Pan-European manufacturers that have signed up to Leatherhead Food Research's (LFR's) innovation 'club' will get a glimpse of the latest novel emulsion, hygiene and fibre optic sensing technologies at its first meeting later this month.

Mark Lynas: 'The real Frankenstein’s monster was not GM science but our reaction to it'

‘I was wrong to trash GM’: author Mark Lynas

By Mike Stones

A former campaigner against genetic modification (GM) told the Oxford Farming Conference yesterday (January 3) he deeply regretted his part in the campaign that has denied millions safe and affordable food.

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. has teamed up with the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) to help move the debate about challenging...

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).

Robots and hygenic design were the twin themes at Anuga FoodTec

Robots and hygenic design dominate Anuga FoodTec show

By Mike Stones

Robots intended for use in food processing and hygenic design were top trends at the trade event Anuga FoodTec, staged in Cologne, Germany last week, according to the show organisers. In this podcast, Professor Herbert Buckenhuskes, from one of the organisers...

UK food sector in 'innovation emergency'

UK food sector in 'innovation emergency'

By Rick Pendrous

Manufacturers must embrace new technologies if the UK food and drink sector is to remain competitive against increasing competition from the developing world, Food and Drink Federation president Jim Moseley has warned.

Feel the pulse

Feel the pulse

By Hayley Brown

Watch out for the terms pulsed electric field (PEF), high pressure processing (HPP) and cold plasma. They may sound like they have been lifted from...


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