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CCE’s vision for food and drink

Coca-Cola Enterprises has launched the findings from its year-long research initiative with Cranfield University which sets out a vision for sustainable food and drink manufacturing in the UK. The white paper has uncovered five pathways to achieve what a ‘factory of the future’ may look like in 2050, as well as key actions for the […]

Innovate UK

Innovate UK launches a competition to fund up to £10 million in collaborative R&D projects aimed at reducing sugar, salt and fat and increasing dietary fibre in food and drink. It hopes to stimulate the availability of healthier food and drink choices for consumers and open up new market opportunities for the British food industry. […]

Get shelf life savvy

Sophisticated shelf life strategies could help accelerate industry-wide efforts to reduce unnecessary food waste, according to Leatherhead Food Research. A report produced by WRAP suggests that UK households waste around 19% of the food they bring into the home. Some of this wastage could be avoided with more precise shelf life determination. In a bid […]

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Marketing opportunity missed by brands

Analysis published by packaging specialist Smurfit Kappa has highlighted a significant opportunity being missed by brands fighting for shopper attention and market share in Europe’s supermarkets. The white paper report, Marketing on the shelf – exactly how in control are you?, reveals that, despite 76% of purchase decisions being made by shoppers in-store, brands are […]

White paper on food pesticide management

SGS has published a new complimentary white paper on understanding, monitoring and meeting the differing global maximum residue limits (MRLs) for pesticides in food and feed products. The purpose of the white paper is to provide an overview on current thinking within the food industry for how best to manage pesticide residue risk in food […]


With the deadline in December for compliance with the majority of the Provision of Food Information to Consumers Regulation fast approaching, companies and associations are offering support to food and drink businesses struggling to understand and/or implement the new legislation. Having received numerous enquiries regarding the legislation, Campden BRI Regulatory Advice Service has produced a […]


Brewers set to benefit from disposable PET kegs

Brewers could make significant financial savings, improve operational flexibility and reduce their environmental impact simply by switching from re-usable steel kegs to non-returnable PET kegs, according to an independent analysis commissioned by Petainer. The analysis, carried out by leading supply chain expert Axel Hartwig of Sauer & Hartwig Technologie, compared multiple aspects of the use […]

White paper advises on metal and x-ray detection

Food manufacturers are increasingly investing in contaminant-detection equipment to enhance product safety and quality control. However, deciding whether to purchase a metal detector, x-ray inspection system or both can be confusing. To assist with this decision, Mettler-Toledo has published a new white paper that dispels myths surrounding the two technologies and simplifies the choice between […]


‘Green construction could save food industry millions’

The UK food industry could save £120 million  (€140m) per year by building more environmentally sustainable manufacturing and processing facilities. That’s the conclusion of a white paper just released by food industry construction company Chalcroft. “As one of the major energy users in the UK, sustainability is something that the food industry simply cannot afford […]


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