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Pork Farms re-launches brand

Pork Farms is to re-launch its range of branded chilled savoury foods, which includes cold pies, slices, sausage rolls and Scotch eggs. The packaging will, for the first time, highlight that Pork Farms products contain 100% British meat and are colour coordinated by variant and flavour. Each SKU in the range carries its own Union […]

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Bactest launches new range of products to identify food contamination

UK-based Bactest is launching a panel of aerobic media products to identify contamination in food. The new products will selectively identify contamination caused by Staphyloccocus, Salmonella, Listeria, and Yeasts. These four new products join the company’s existing media products for E. coli, Coliforms, Pseudomonas and Enterococci. Bactest CEO Prof. Annie Brooking says, “These new products […]

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Minimum-quantity lubrication is key to efficient production

New high-quality lubricating oil for plastic conveyors in the beverage and dairy industries helps to make production more reliable and safer. Plastic conveyor lubrication in the food industry is subject to challenging requirements: to reduce wear and friction, minimise operating costs and, most importantly, ensure consumer protection through food safety measures. With the new product […]

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New head of brewing services at Campden BRI

Leading food and drink research company Campden BRI has appointed Chris Smart to lead its Brewing Services department. Chris will be responsible for driving the development of Campden BRI services in operational support for the alcoholic beverages industry. In his new position, Chris will manage the sensory, microbiology, environmental and new product development teams at […]

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UK wins EU research fund to lead the fight against food fraud

A new €12 million, EU-funded project against food fraud has been launched. The five-year project, led by the UK’s Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera), will address these issues at a European level. The FoodIntegrity project will bring together major stakeholders and scientific expertise from across the world. Defra Minister for Food, George Eustice states, “The UK […]

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International recognition for Reaseheath College’s Food Centre

Reaseheath College’s Food Centre has become the first and only educational institution in Britain to achieve an internationally recognised British Retail Consortium (BRC) certification. The £7million Food Centre, which is on the Nantwich, Cheshire, college’s campus, has been awarded a Grade A BRC, the highest possible quality mark within the food industry’s global standard for […]

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Tate & Lyle renew alliance with McNeil Nutritionals

Tate & Lyle has announced the latest phase of its 30-year Sucralose partnership with McNeil Nutritionals, through the establishment of a renewed Splenda Alliance. The focus for the renewed partnership will be the development of the global market for Sucralose and the Splenda brand. This is an evolution of the long-term partnership following the strategic […]


Warding off February food blues

February can be a rather dreary affair in many respects. However, the food and drink industry is not in the same position during this particular time of year. February allows us to get an overview of the new regulatory introductions from the beginning of the year as well, a good perspective on the year to […]


Mizkan Europe increases teams across portfolio

Mizkan Europe, the worlds’ largest sushi vinegar supplier who recently acquired Branston Pickle, Haywards and Sarson’s, has made five key appointments across its marketing, product development, manufacturing and operations departments. Suzanne Dover will be taking charge of product development at Mizkan as head of NPD, while Kate Charman and Kuniaki Tsukada will be managing the […]

IFEU life-cycle assessment compares impacts of long-life food packaging

In a life-cycle assessment carried out by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU), the environmental impacts of the main long-life food packaging solutions in current use have been compared. The results compared to food metal cans, glass jars, retortable pouches and plastic pots, the carton pack has the best environmental performance. Compared to […]

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