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Bridging the gap

We often report on the looming skills shortage threatening the UK food and drink industry, with the well documented gap for key STEM roles of great concern.

On the road

After a relatively quiet summer, industry is gearing up for its next round of trade shows, and the Food & Drink Technology team are packing their bags ready for the adventure.

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Happy World Plant Milk Day

Today (22 August) marks the first ever World Plant Milk Day. This celebration of plant based milk is the latest in a string of campaigns – such as Meat-free Mondays, National Vegetarian Week and Veganuary – that shows the extent of the free from boom.

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The plot thickens

In many news reports, the escalating ‘eggs scandal’ is being likened to 2013’s horsemeat scandal, with both food scares spreading across Europe quite rapidly.

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Jumping on the protein bandwagon

It’s not all that long ago that sports nutrition and protein products were considered the preserve of athletes and bodybuilders. These days, however, it seems everyone wants a slice of the action.

Fall in love with recycling

When it comes to the ‘big issues’ – the likes of food waste, recycling and fat, salt and sugar reduction – the need for consumer education is often highlighted as part of a wider approach to tackling the problems, so it was encouraging to see Coca-Cola Great Britain’s new advert premiere on UK television at the weekend.

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Honey, I shrunk the chocolate

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has highlighted the ‘shrinkflation’ effect – that is household goods manufacturers reducing packaging sizes while keeping prices the same – being felt across a range of items in the UK.

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The Nestlé way

Furthering its commitment to sugar reduction, Nestlé Breakfast Cereals this week announced plans to cut an additional 10 per cent of sugar across its cereal range by the end of 2018.

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Little and often

We have been discussing the growing trend of ‘snackification’ for some time now, which sees consumers moving away from the traditional three fixed meals a day towards more flexible snacking and grazing occasions.

Certainly uncertain times

I was in London on Monday night (12 June) for the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF) Industry Dinner, along with around 500 other guests from across the food and drink sector.

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