Manufacturing

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.

Many manufacturing bases make much sense

Many manufacturing bases make much sense

Cargill's product manager for starches explains why the firm has a global manufacturing base, and the systems it has in place to predict raw material supply problems.

Software solutions combined

Software solutions combined

Two IT solutions providers have formed a partnership to offer food
and drink manufacturers a combined management system. The move,
which is designed to improve plant operation efficiencies even
further, is a good example of the move...

Out of the pan...

Out of the pan...

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has contacted food
manufacturers and food retailers about whether their food products
may contain ingredients supplied by Australian's largest contract
manufacturer of complementary...

Kemin supports GMP

Kemin supports GMP

Natural ingredient manufacturer Kemin Foods last week voiced its
support for the US Food and Drug Administration's new initiative to
strengthen labelling, manufacturing and product quality
requirements for the dietary supplement...

NPD plant 'opens up'

NPD plant 'opens up'

A £3 million (€4.6m) pilot research facility for new food product
development will be managed by Food Knowledge & Know-how (FKK)
of Reading Scientific Services following a new agreement with the
University of Reading.

New analyser from Stable

New analyser from Stable

Stable Micro Systems launches powder flow analyser to help
manufacturers avoid problems such as batch and source variation of
ingredients, caking during storage, bridging in hoppers and
sticking during production.

A penchant for pasta

A penchant for pasta

UK manufacturer and supplier of texture analysis equipment Lloyd
Instruments announced this week that it has launched a new test
fixture designed specifically to meet the quality assessment
requirements of spaghetti, pasta and noodlesproducers.

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