Manufacturing

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Special edition: 'The rise of free from'

The demand for products with dual or multiple free-from labeling is growing

By Gill Hyslop

The rise of free from is throwing up unique challenges for manufacturers in that, often products that replace allergens can have an allergen classification themselves, like nuts to provide protein and fat content; or eggs or milk to bind ingredients in...

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Showcase showdown: Peek at products presenting at FiE

By Will Chu

Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) returns this November showcasing a plethora of produce in the event’s New Product Zone.

This feature has proved popular with show attendees in the past and it’s easy to see why. With food manufacturers always...

Nestlé Spain is investing in its factory in the Asturias region. Pic: Nestlé

Nestlé Spain investing $2.5m in Sevares factory

By Jim Cornall

Nestlé Spain plans to invest €2.24m ($2.54m) in its production center in Sevares (Asturias) this year, to renovate a production line, and for modernization of the factory's quality control laboratory.

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UK misses 100% sustainable palm oil target

By David Burrows

The UK failed to achieve a commitment to source 100% sustainable palm oil by the end of 2015, according to new data published by the government.

Sustainable manufacturing has much to offer food and drink manufacturers

Sustainable manufacturing: unlocking the future

By Mark Jolly

Sustainable manufacturing is the process of creating products through economically-sound processes that minimise the negative environmental impacts, while also conserving energy and natural resources. It carries significant promise for food and drink...

Food and drink manufacturers could benefit from telling a story about their products

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Why manufacturers should tell ‘a story about food’

By Michael Stones

Telling a good story about the provenance of food and drink products could benefit manufacturers, Mintel’s David Jago told the innovation conference New Frontiers in Food and Drink.

Dairies and cheese making was ranked as the fifth largest manufacturing sector

UK food and drink manufacturing ‘continues its rise’

By Michael Stones

UK food and drink manufacturing is continuing its rise – spearheaded by dairy, meat and pastry sectors – according to new figures from the Office of National Statics (ONS), interpreted by Santander Corporate & Commercial.

There’s clearly a commercial benefit to being a free-from manufacturer, but there are lots of controls and verification points that manufacturers need to have in place to make accurate and reliable claims.

New guidance to prevent free-from faux pas

By Lynda Searby

Concern over misuse of the term ‘free-from’ in relation to allergens in food products and a need for greater standardisation of manufacturing practices has led the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) to produce new...

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