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Industry reacts to 2015 Budget

Following the delivery of chancellor George Osborne’s final Budget before the UK general election, Food & Drink Technology has rounded up the mixed responses from the food and drink industry.   Jim Moseley, interim director general at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), says, “The focus on business and support for manufacturing announced in the […]

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New technologies for Campden BRI

Campden BRI in the UK has expanded its capabilities in emerging technologies with the purchase of a continuous UV-C and the installation of a large scale cold plasma machine. The new installations, which are worth in excess of £100,000, add to existing HPP, power ultrasound and pulsed light equipment at Campden BRI which are available […]

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Simplification of supply streams

Emma Woods, technical manager at Phoenix Speciality Oils, predicts a step in the right direction following the horsemeat scandal, which left certain sectors of the industry reeling last year.

That’s a wrap

Kliklok International has announced a new contract with UK-based Cotteswold Dairy to supply and install two QSSF600 shrink wrapping machines at the company’s Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire site.

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UK Scotch whisky market decline

The UK market for Scotch whisky declined by nearly 5% last year as the industry and consumers continue to be hit by tax of almost 80% as a share of the price of an average bottle of the drink in an increasingly competitive sector. Figures published last week by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) reveal […]

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Lidding films for soft fruits

The research and development team at TCL Packaging has developed new micro-perforated printed lidding films to create optimum conditions for soft fruit. The films permit precise gas and moisture transmission rates, effective tray sealing and maximum protection from contaminants for the contents, frequently an issue for fruit with standard hole-punched lidding films. Technical director, Markus […]

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Bright future for frozen industry

There is a positive outlook on the horizon with significant opportunities for the frozen food industry in the wake of a recovering economy, according to speakers at the British Frozen Food Federation’s annual business conference earlier this month. In light of the improving economy and the start of a gradual return of consumer confidence, this year’s […]

IFST appoints new president

Maureen Edmondson OBE is the new president of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST). Edmondson was invested as president during IFST’s annual general meeting on 12 March 2015. Of her appointment, Edmondson says, “I am truly honoured to be appointed president of IFST. A highly successful jubilee year has brought the institute into fresher focus. I […]

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Food businesses missing R&D tax credits

Food production companies across the UK are missing out on research and development (R&D) tax credits worth tens of thousands of pounds due to the fact that they are unaware of their eligibility to claim, according to Compass Accountants. The accountancy firm, which specialises in R&D claims, says a key issue in this failing is […]

Videos hope to inspire next generation

Britain’s food and drink producers must ramp up efforts to attract the next generation of nutrition experts, development chefs and innovation specialists if they are to continue leading the world in developing new, exciting and healthier products, says the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). With National Careers Week in mind, the FDF partnered with some […]

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