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Experts in sustainability gathered to discuss how they're untangling scope 3 emissions in our recent roundtable session. Credit: Getty/Flashvector

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How can we manage and measure scope 3 emissions?

By Bethan Grylls

In an exclusive roundtable, Food Manufacture heard from industry leaders and SMEs alike, as their sustainability leads discussed the challenges of scope emissions and how food and drink producers could start to manage and measure them accurately and with...

Have you ever considered testing for microbial contamination with genomics? Credit: Getty/CIPhotos

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Leveraging genomics in microbial risk management

By Alan Littlechild, Celina To and Eric Brown

Food Manufacture hears from a roundtable of three experts from Mars, the FDA and Oxford Nanopore Technologies, as they discuss how one can use the power of genomics in contamination incident management.

What are the new trends in food and drink packaging? Credit: Getty/Edwin Tan

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Packaging trends and innovations: The Interpack 2023 roundup

By Bethan Grylls

Sustainable packaging solutions ruled this year’s Interpack, with exhibitors showcasing a range of innovations that addressed key challenges such as greenhouse gas, cost and efficiency. Here’s our roundup of launches…

How can food and beverage manufacturers cut costs responsibly? Credit: Getty/Wasan Tita

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Where can I cut costs without impacting food integrity?

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture recently aired a webinar that explored how food manufacturers could reduce costs without negatively influencing food integrity. Here are the highlights from our expert guest speakers.

What does the Windsor Framework mean for the food and beverage sector?

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The Windsor Framework: Part 2 - The dust settles

By Rod Addy

Earlier this month, Rod Addy of the Provision Trade Federation, looked at what the Windsor Framework could mean for the food and drink sector. Now, as things have settled, he delves a bit deeper into the implications and opportunities in part two of this...

Have you consider food insecurity within your plan? Credit: Getty / Warchi

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How to implement food security into your business strategy

By Bethan Grylls

Bethan Grylls hears from a variety of thought-leaders working in food and drink, as they detail the intricacies of food insecurity and how business leaders can start to weave robust supply chain plans into their future.

Will drones become the norm in food and drink supply chains? Credit: Getty/baranozdemir

Opinion

Three focus areas for supply chains in 2023

By Bethan Grylls

Nigel Paine, Supply Chain Director at Britvic discusses how the inner workers of the supply chain has altered over the last few years and what that means for food and beverage companies in 2023.

NSF's EyeSuceed augmented reality glasses

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Using augmented reality in the food factory

By Bethan Grylls

Will augmented reality (AR) become a reality in food factories? Bethan Grylls investigates, as she speaks to both tech professor Bob Stone and NSF – co-creator of EyeSucceed.

Out of the frying pan into the fire...or will 2023 hold more hope? Credit: Getty/Yagi Studio

Ingredients challenges and opportunities for 2023

By Bethan Grylls

As we enter the new year, Food Manufacture examines three key ingredients challenges and opportunities for the food and drink sector, from rising costs and purchasing habits, to the food safety risks of climate change, and the potential of precision fermentation....

The Digital Sandwich project received £4m in funding to develop their blockchain-based system for food supply chain security

It’s time for radical change

By Tom Hollands

With the simultaneous pressures weighing down the food and drink system, manufacturers must be prepared to embrace new technologies to ensure safe and secure production. Tom Hollands of Raynor Foods reveals how…

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.

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