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Looking Into Food Manufacturing’s Crystal Ball: What Does The Future Hold?

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The food and drink manufacturing industry isn’t without its challenges – but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have a positive future. In fact, the consumer trends that have arisen over the last few years mean it’s brighter than ever. Here, we explore why the sector is going to thrive. Healthier choices Consumers are increasingly […]

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How Close Is The UK To Achieving Zero Food Waste To Landfill?

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Back in 2013, it was pledged that by the next decade the UK would have zero food waste to landfill. While progress has been made, it hasn’t been achieved. A report, at the time, showed that there were 14.8 million tonnes of waste produced each year with 40% sent straight to a landfill. This has […]

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Forget Turkey And All The Trimmings: How Food Manufacturers Are Changing The Face Of Christmas Dinner

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Traditionally, Christmas dinner involved going to the supermarket, buying the main ingredients, and then preparing and cooking the meal yourself at home. However, as food manufacturers release more innovative products, there is a much wider range of choice – both in terms of the foods available, and the way they’re prepared. Here, we take a […]

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What Are The Key Food Manufacturing Recruitment Challenges And How Can You Combat Them?

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With the food and drink manufacturing industry thriving, there are more than enough roles going around. However, recruitment isn’t easy – in fact, there are a number of challenges. From knowing how to attract women to the impact of Brexit, businesses have a lot on their plates when it comes to talent sourcing. There are […]

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Why Isn’t Supply Meeting Demand? The Difficulties Of Attracting A Diverse Workforce in Meat Manufacturing

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When it comes to lack of diversity, the issue doesn’t just lie in engineering. Despite a slight rise in recent years, women in meat manufacturing are incredibly scarce. The statistics speak for themselves; the national average is a 75:25 male to female ratio. But, with a number of roles to fill, food and drink manufacturers […]

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How Will Apprenticeships Allow The Food Manufacturing Industry To Move Forward?

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Changing consumer habits and the rising importance of allergen management are just a couple of reasons why new opportunities are popping up in the industry. Whilst this has created a number of new roles, there’s a lack of candidates for these fresh positions. And, this supply and demand issue is only looking to worsen. There […]

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It’s Not Just Chicken – How Salmonella Is Sneaking Its Way Into Everyday Foods

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There’s been a lot of food product recalls recently – everything from cereal to yoghurt bars. The cause? It’s not the likes of unknown traces of nuts which could potentially be an issue for those with allergens. Instead, the root is actually salmonella – something which many believe is only caused by foods like chicken […]

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IR35 Reforms: Everything We Learned From Our Workshop

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IR35 (the intermediaries legislation) is the talk of recruitment right now. And, whilst the off–payroll reforms are due to be extended to the private sector next year, many businesses are slow to react – and some haven’t prepared at all. At Silven, we’ve partnered with IR35 experts – Brookson Legal Services – who have specialised […]

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The Future Needs To Be Female: Why More Women In Food Engineering Is Essential

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Whilst initiatives like International Women In Engineering Day are promoting and celebrating this career path for females, they still only make up 10% of the entire workforce. This figure has come on in leaps and bounds since 1960 when it was at 1%, but further action is needed. And this is especially true in the […]

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Balancing Health And Convenience: How Manufacturers Are Empowering The On The Go Lifestyle

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Ready meals have traditionally been seen as the unhealthier option with more calories, fat, salt and sugar. But as consumers lead even busier lives, convenience has become more important than ever. And one trend at the forefront of this move, is healthy on the go options. Here, we explore how exactly food manufacturers are changing […]

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