Posts in the Food category

Minimising Production Downtime in Food and Drink Manufacture

Posted in on 17th August 2018

Production Downtime Causes Problems for Food and Drink Manufacturers Downtime refers to a period during which production has stopped or equipment or machinery is not working correctly. Its one of the biggest challenges facing food and beverage manufacturers due to the cost implications associated with it. For a food and beverage processing plant,  the typical cost

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The EU Industrial Emissions Directive and the Beverage Industry

Posted in on 27th July 2018

About the EU Industrial Emissions Directive The EU Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) refers to the legal measures that companies are required to follow to reduce their harmful industrial emissions. This includes emissions of wastewater and generation of waste. Although the rules were initially implemented in 2011, EU regulators are currently proposing a series of best

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The Food Industry and the Plant-Based Eating Trend

Posted in on 20th July 2018

Plant-Based Eating – A New Trend on the Rise The plant-based food market is booming. It’s estimated to reach $4.63 billion in 2018 and this figure will increase to $6.43 billion by 2023. That’s according to a report by Markets and Markets. And it’s not just vegans and vegetarians who are contributing to the growth.

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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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