More plastic than fish is predicted to be in the world’s oceans by 2050

Plastic packaging becomes a pariah

By Rick Pendrous

The UK’s food and drink supply chain has been shamed into pledging to reduce its use of plastics in packaging and use more recyclable or biodegradable polymers, following growing public anger and adverse publicity about the damage plastics cause to the...

Food Manufacture’s Business Leaders’ Forum took place last month


Wake: education needed on surplus and waste difference

By James Ridler

Knowing the difference between food waste and surplus is key for manufacturers looking to become more sustainable, according to food surplus redistribution organisation Company Shop.

Cairns Oatcakes was ordered to close after an inspection found 'filthy' conditions (Picture courtesy of Stoke-on-Trent City Council)

‘Filthy’ bakery ordered shut found open a day later

By Matt Atherton

A bakery, which was ordered to close on Tuesday (March 21) over food hygiene concerns – including “filthy” work surfaces and a “mouldy growth” – was found open for business the following day.

Vacuum ensures safe spinal cord removal

Vacuum ensures safe spinal cord removal

Residue-free carcass cleaning is claimed during the removal of spinal cord material in abattoirs, thanks to a special extraction system developed by Northern Ireland-based equipment manufacturer Macquip.

Food firms should share the amount of food they are wasting and work more collaboratively with food redistribution charities to tackle food waste

Five-step plan to beat food waste

By Laurence Gibbons

Food waste charity Hubbub has launched a five-step manifesto to help food manufacturers tackle food waste.

Vegetable producer's new pump's attractive advantages

More slurry flow, fewer blockages

AB Produce supplies prepared vegetables to the food wholesale, retail, catering and processing sectors. It decided to install a third EZstrip cake pump from Nov Mono when it was having problems with its system of screw augers, steel collection bins, macerators...

FDF members are on target to help cut ingredient, product and packaging waste by 3% by 2015

Industry on target to cut food waste

By Rod Addy

Food and drink manufacturers are meeting waste reduction targets, trade body the Food & Drink Federation (FDF) has claimed after the spotlight turned on retailers this week.


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