APRIL. Picture: OAL.

Interpack 2017

APRIL Robot Chef signs autographs at Interpack

By Jenny Eagle

OAL’s APRIL (Automated Processing Robotic Ingredient Loading) Robotic Weighing Station created a buzz at Interpack this week (May 4-10) signing autographs for guests.

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Acrylamide-free: Does it exist?

By Emma Jane Cash

As one UK snack firm markets its kale crisps as 'acrylamide-free', we talk to a leading researcher on how to reduce the carcinogenic contaminant in different foods and ask: does acrylamide-free' really exist?

Meal kits allow consumers to eat a restaurant-style meal but with the added experience of cooking at home. Photo: Hello Fresh

Has the meal kit craze arrived in Europe?

By Niamh Michail

Meal kits have taken the US by storm with sales skyrocketing in the past year – and with increasing numbers of young Europeans feeling uncertain of their cooking stills but wanting to get creative in the kitchen, Europe is set to be next, says Mintel.

Is ‘raw’ still a hot trend in food marketing?

Sprouted watermelon seeds fuel a novel range of protein bars from Go Raw

Is ‘raw’ still a hot trend in food marketing?

By Elaine Watson

Is ‘raw’ still a hot trend in food marketing, or is the lack of clarity over what it means diluting its value? A pioneer in the raw foods movement, Go Raw founder Rob Freeland says he is less hung up on semantics these days, and more concerned about making...

Food Standards Scotland festive food safety video

Seasonal suggestions from food safety agencies

Food safety message highlighted as Xmas approaches

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food safety agencies go into overdrive at this time of year. We have pulled together a few of the announcements to find the key messages.


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