Food safety

 

A local story from giant Tesco

Acting globally and thinking locally has become a trademark of the largest super-market of the UK. The slogan ‘Great food, locally produced’ has become a showcase mission for the group as the store highlights innovative new suppliers across the counties. With the Meet the Buyer events it has opened up the trading pattern for smaller […]

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Joint campaign against bluetongue

With the end of the vector-free period and the threat of more cases of bluetongue, organisations from across all elements of the livestock sector have come together to launch a Joint campaign Against Bluetongue (JAB). The 12 organisations involved, which represent livestock farmers, livestock markets, meat processing, dairy processing and the veterinary profession, all fully […]

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Food trends fit and healthy for spring

The predictions for food and drink trends promise better health and happier taste buds according to Datamonitor’s Productscan Online research. The small yoghurt pot drink has changed the dairy industry dramatically as consumers devour the daily shot of probiotics. Prebiotics and probiotics have hit the mainstream with Danone’s Activia and Actimel. Activia accounted for more […]

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INGREDIENTS: Emulsion technology makes meat healthier

Dow Wolff Cellulosics recently introduced a new food system emulsion technology as a result of the work of its Food and Nutrition team. The new formulating process allows meat formulators to develop healthier products by reducing the overall fat content. By creating a mixture of food gums and oils, such as canola or olive, the […]

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Alcohol-free market grows despite binge drinkers

Despite continuous media reports of binge drinking in the UK, the alcohol free market is going from strength to strength. According to Euromonitor International and backed up by Bavaria UK the reported off-trade growth is a staggering 20%. Sarah Swainson, Bavaria UK marketing manager, says,“The immense growth in the NAB/LAB market is driven by an […]

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Concerns over health and safety merger

A proposal to merge the Health & Safety Commission and Health & Safety Executive must aim to improve the governance and scrutiny of legislation and regulators, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has warned. The merger has been proposed in order to create a single and more efficient regulatory body and should be through by […]

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PROCESSING: Machinery first for bakery

As part of a £1 million investment programme, a Milton Keynes bakery is the first in the UK to install Kanig’s new concept low stress bread line. The machinery has been by bought by Giles Foods, for its rapidly expanding Pain Artisan bakery which produces frozen, chilled and ambient baked and part-baked speciality breads and […]

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Teens are nuts over snacks

Recent research carried out across secondary schools in the UK has revealed that unsalted peanuts are a popular ingredient amongst teenagers. After taste trials, a staggering 95% of pupils confirmed they would buy healthy snacks containing unsalted peanuts and dried fruit mixes. These results will be of particular interest to manufacturers looking to tap into […]

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New challenges for Bramleys

Last year it was the Magners cider phenomenon that affected Bramley apple supply. This year the Bramley is facing slightly different challenges, according to successful grower and supplier of processed fruit fillings, Fourayes. With unfavourable weather conditions contributing to smaller fruit sizes and lower than anticipated yields this season, the overall tonnage of Bramley available […]

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Natural rosemary extends shelf life

Vitiva introduces a new natural solution for the extended life of prawns. Aquarox 10, an allergen free and GMO free rosemary formulation, was shown to be a significantly effective protector for preserving fresh and frozen prawns. Seafood is very sensitive to oxidation and cannot be kept fresh for a long time if it is only […]

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FOOD SAFETY:New guidance on contaimination

A new guide from the Campden & Chorleywood Food Association Research Group (CCFRA) will help companies in their manufacturing environment. The most significant is in the transfer of microbial contamination of ready to eat foods, which allows them to target control measures. ‘Ranking of cross contamination vectors of ready to eat foods: a practical approach’ […]

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