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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...


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.

Linpac said the investment could also lead to new jobs outside of France

New jobs at French packaging plant

By Oscar Rousseau

Packaging firm Linpac will create jobs and training opportunities after pumping over €7 million into a new production line at its Pontivy factory in France.

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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

Innovation conference

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.

K+G Wetter's new machine - a cut above the rest

K+G Wetter unveils angle grinder

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat processing machinery company K+G Wetter has launched a cutter-mixer that can process up to 190kg of meat and is easy to clean. 

Klaus Schroter: demand in meat processing machinery

Germany leads pack in booming machinery sector

By Oscar Rousseau

Demand from abroad helped German manufacturers of machinery for the food industry increase production for the sixth consecutive year, generating €13.5bn in 2015.

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...

Congratulations to all the Oscar winners and finalists

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Food manufacturing Oscars: Meet the 2015 winners

By Michael Stones

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists in the 2015 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs), staged on Tuesday night at the Lancaster hotel in central London.

Gulfood Manufacturing numbers up 20%

Gulfood Manufacturing numbers up 20%

By Eliot Beer

Gulfood Manufacturing has seen a more than 20% rise in both visitors and exhibitors in the second edition of the Dubai event, as it carves out its own identity next to its sibling shows.

Many manufacturers are prioritising innovation but lack the resources to deliver it effectively

Firms focus on innovation but fear competition

By Michael Stones

UK manufacturing businesses – including food and drink manufacturers – are targeting innovation to boost productivity and exports but fear losing out to competitors, reveals a new survey by the manufacturers’ organisation EEF.

Peco-InspX's ScanTrac Allegro X-Ray inspection machine

Peco-InspX boosts manufacturing capacity

By Joseph James Whitworth

Peco-InspX has opened a manufacturing center to provide space to assemble existing and new products including its recently unveiled X-ray inspection system.

Eagle Product Inspection has teamed up with Advanced Inspection Services

Eagle introduces new fat-to-lean analysis

By Eleanor Mackay

Eagle Product Inspection has launched a new fat analysis technology which ensures meat manufacturers reach the correct fat-to-lean ratio for customers.

Katie Moore, GE Intelligent Platforms

60-second interview: The day job

What do you do? Katie Moore, GE Intelligent Platforms

By Jenni Spinner

The 60-Second Interview is an ongoing FoodProductionDaily series, in which we meet with top food and beverage industry leaders to hammer out important issues; here, we catch up with Katie Moore of GE Intelligent Platforms to discuss technology that advances...

Simon King

60-second interview: The day job

What do you do? Simon King, Eagle Product Inspection?

By Jenny Eagle

As part of FoodProductionDaily’s ongoing series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Simon King, global head sales, service and marketing, Eagle Product Inspection.

Loma scoops an innovation award

Operational Efficiency Month

Loma Systems beats Siemens to take EEF title

By Rachel Arthur

Loma Systems has won the EEF Future Manufacturing Award for Innovative Operating Practices and Processes, beating prestigious firms including BAE Systems and Siemens.

Angela Coleshill, FDF director of employment and skills

What does the UK's first food engineering degree mean for industry?

By Angela Coleshill

A new sector-specific engineering degree at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK aims to tackle the current skills gap in food engineering, with the first students starting next year.In this guest article, director of employment and skills at the Food...

Women are still under represented on the boards of manufacturing firms

Manufacturing firms employ more women bosses

By Mike Stones

Manufacturing businesses in the FTSE 100 have more women on their boards than other firms but more should be done to boost their numbers, according to a new report.

Industry defends itself against recalls

Industry defends itself against recalls

By Rod Addy

The food and drink industry is tackling risks associated with volatile supply chains, such as recalls, through innovation, according to a joint research paper from Campden BRI and JLT Specialty.

SMEs have potential to grow tall among industry giants, industry expert

‘Nimble’ SMEs: The innovators of industry

By Kacey Culliney

SMEs are not bound by corporate structure and are therefore flexible to respond to market changes quickly and innovate accordingly with many eyeing the premium, niche segment, according to industry expert.

Managing the great Southampton switch-out

Dispatches from FIE

Managing the great Southampton switch-out

By Jess Halliday

The industry is under time pressure to remove artificial Southampton food colours from products before European warning labels are required next year. Helene Moeller, group product manager for ingredients at Wild, explains the challenges.