Posts in the Food category

Sugar Tax – Will It Be Extended to Confectionery?

Posted in on 2nd March 2018

Is the Tax on Fizzy Drinks Just the Start? In the UK, the 2018 deadline for the ‘Soft Drinks Industry Levy’ is just around the corner. Better known as the ‘Sugar Tax’, the levy has already prompted many manufacturers to reformulate their product portfolio of beverages, so they fall below the tax threshold. Some manufacturers have

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Automation in the Food and Drink Industries

Posted in on 23rd February 2018

To Stay Competitive, Automation is a Must New technological advances such as automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are advancing at a rapid pace and are transforming the productivity and capabilities of many businesses globally. Food and beverages, along with manufacturing were some of the first industries to harness automation and continue to reap the benefits.

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Pricing Pressures in Food and Beverage Manufacture

Pressure on Profit Levels for the Food and Beverage Industry According to the latest CBI Quarterly Trends Report of 2017, despite UK manufacturing reaching its highest levels in nearly 30 years, the food and beverage industry is still experiencing shrinking profit levels. The UK food and drink industry represents 15% of the UK’s total manufacturing

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How Food Fraud is Threatening the Food Industry

Posted in on 13th October 2017

Some of the Vulnerabilities in the Food Supply Chain The chocolate you eat, the milk you put in your cereal, the sauce you add to your pasta – these all could actually be fraudulent ingredients. How would you really know? Food fraud is a growing problem worldwide that not only costs the food industry billions

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Butter Shortage and the Importance of Maximising Yield

Posted in on 17th July 2017

Sugar Versus Fat Debate For decades, there has been heavy debate as to whether sugar or fat is the primary culprit behind the obesity epidemic. Previously, fat was regarded as the enemy and was associated with various inaccurate myths. I’m sure you’ve heard all of them: fat makes us fat, leads to heart disease, contributes

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