Robot palletising system

Barry Callebaut, manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, has installed a robotic palletising system at its Banbury plant as part of a three-phase investment in the palletising area. CKF Systems of Gloucester was commissioned to design, build and install the system. “We were impressed by work CKF had recently undertaken for a major confectionery brand,” […]

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Support for a Scottish food standards body

The creation of a standalone food standards body in Scotland has been supported by MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee. The Food (Scotland) Bill proposes that the current Food Standards Agency in Scotland be replaced with Food Standards Scotland, which, in addition to regulating food safety, would also have a role in diet and […]


Resin flooring for Michelin starred restaurant

Resin systems supplier Resin Surfaces Limited (RSL) and flooring specialist Resintek Services Ltd have added a Michelin starred restaurant to their list of clients after teaming up to supply flooring to Le Gavroche in London, UK. RSL and Resintek worked together to supply new flooring to Le Gavroche’s – which is run by Michel Roux […]

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Russia bans EU food imports

Russia has banned fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, milk and dairy imports from the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway, Russia’s prime minister told a government meeting today. Dmitry Medvedev said the ban was effective immediately and would last for one year. Russian officials were yesterday asked to come up with a list […]

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Leatherhead creates leadership team

A new leadership team has been created at Leatherhead Food Research that increases support for members and customers and adds investment in resources and customer communications. “The success of Leatherhead depends critically on our ability to understand and communicate with our customers and members,” says CEO, Dr Geoff Spriegel. “I see this restructure as a […]

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Campden BRI expands chemistry department

Campden BRI has opened a new, purpose-built laboratory at its Chipping Campden site. The new lab brings together all of Campden BRI’s food composition activities, which includes the company’s food specification team, food composition group and metals laboratory. The laboratory is UKAS accredited for more than 30 different tests, including meat and fish content, all […]

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Boost food hygiene controls with Loma’s IP69K-rated inspection systems

Loma’s latest line-up of IQ3+ Metal Detection and X⁵ X-ray contaminant inspection systems and are designed to withstand high-pressure hot steam jet cleaning of up to 1,450psi. Constructed using top-quality 304L stainless steel makes the systems food safe and reduces the risk of corrosion. In creating these newly designed systems, Loma engineers have paid particular […]

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IFST President awarded OBE

IFST president Professor Margaret Patterson has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for Services to the Agri-Food Industry, especially relating to food safety and quality. On hearing of the award, Patterson said she was “totally surprised but absolutely delighted” to be given this honour. She is […]


Hygienic dryer for coated RTE Cereal Products

Bühler Aeroglide has introduced a new dryer designed for the clean, safe production of coated RTE cereal products.  The new Bühler Ceres offers maximised production, significantly reduced cleaning times and energy efficiency. It is a direct result of an active collaboration with cereal processors from around the world. Ceres provides high sanitary production for coated RTE cereal […]

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