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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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Is The UK Food And Drink Manufacturing Industry Getting Enough Support?

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  Britain’s food and drink manufacturing sector certainly has its opportunities. It’s the largest manufacturing industry in the UK, and with the population growing, there will be more mouths to feed. Consumer patterns are also changing, and scientific innovation is allowing manufacturers to adapt to these. Yet, whilst this paints a prosperous picture, the sector […]

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Taking Allergens Seriously: Putting Consumers First In Your Manufacturing Processes

Recent incidents surrounding food labelling issues have highlighted the importance of making sure allergens are taken seriously by all. With increasing awareness around allergens, moves have been made to better processes. However, it’s not just labelling that needs improvement. Here, we detail the steps you can take to ensure consumers with allergens are put first […]

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The New Plastics Economy: Is Manufacturing Pulling Its Weight?

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Plastic will never become waste or pollution – that’s the vision of a New Plastics Economy. Instead, it will be reusable, recyclable or compostable. In order to create this vision, we need to eliminate problematic plastics, innovate new material and circulate the items we use to keep them out of the environment. With a 2018 […]

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Is Your F&D Startup Ripe For Investment? A Spotlight on Dragons’ Den Successes

Every single Dragons’ Den series sees several innovative ideas walk away with a hefty investment. And, one thing’s for certain, when food and drink are involved, it’s almost always financially backed by a Dragon. But what is it about a F&D startup that makes them so investable and prosperous? Here we explore a few successes, […]

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12 Months Since The Sugar Tax: How Have Drink Manufacturers Been Affected?

It’s now been a year since the Soft Drinks Industry Levy was introduced, imposing a tax on many household drinks. Beverages with more than 4g of sugar per 100ml are subject to the charge, leaving producers with two choices: make no changes to their products and pass the cost onto their consumers, or reformulate them. […]

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Ian’s hot topics – 14th April

It’s that time again! April has been a busy month, with a lot of product reveals and interesting movements being made in the food and drink industry. So, as always, I’m here with the monthly roundup of my top picks from the last month or so. Got any suggestions you feel are missing from this […]

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Ian’s hot topics 5th March

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Ian’s hot topics!   I know in the food and drink industry – it’s fast-paced and with so much news and industry updates I wanted to cut through and bring my top industry news articles into one easy to read place! The food and drink industry news With energy drinks being in the press so much, […]

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Should we be making more noise about protein in our products?

Protein is a hot topic in the industry right now – and we’re seeing it creeping in as an added ingredient in all kinds of unexpected places, from milkshakes to snack bars, in stores across the country. But, in this ever-growing body conscious market, is it just a fad or is it as important as […]

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