Food Industry

 'The [food] industry’s image is outdated and in some aspects, draconian. It offers little or no progression for young people,' says Lukas Vanterpool from The Sterling Choice. © iStock/BartekSzewczyk

'Media is glamorous, pharma is sexy - but food means farms and hairnets'

What is Europe's food industry doing to attract fresh, young talent?

By Tracy West

FoodDrinkEurope (FDE) wants industry step up efforts to hire new talent and match skill needs - but that’s no easy task when many young people don’t even consider the food industry as a place to work, according to several European recruitment agencies.

FoodProductionDaily is moving

FoodProductionDaily is moving

By Jenny Eagle

FoodProductionDaily is moving from today and you can now find all your processing & packaging news on our vertical food websites.

“The most successful retailers, producers and fast food chains will make an effort to go ‘glocal’ – to adapt their offerings to local food preferences while retaining their more global allure,” says Euromonitor analyst Daphne Kasriel-Alexander.

'Green food': Euromonitor's top consumer food trend for 2016

How can 'Big Food' become synonymous with sustainability in 2016?

By Niamh Michail

One of 2016’s biggest food industry trends will be the switch to sustainable, says Euromonitor, affecting everything from invisible ingredients to finished products, business acquisitions to public policy – but in consumers' eyes can 'Big Food'...

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

Review of the year

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

By RJ Whitehead

The last 12 months have been turbulent for much of Asia-Pacific's food industry, with regulations, legislation, markets and partnerships continuing to develop in the latest step in the region's economic development.To mark a fascinating year...

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Obesity quotes chart wide ranging webinar

By Michael Stones

Nearly 1,300 people registered for the Food Manufacture Group’s free, one-hour, independent webinar on the roots of Britain’s obesity crisis and its remedies. Here, we capture a flavour in quotes of the wide-ranging debate.

Stephen Daniells and Shane Starling from FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients

Key Insights from Food Vision

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

By Kacey Culliney

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world nutritiously and sustainably, according to FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients senior editors.

Coke or milk? A philosopher’s perspective

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Coke or milk? A philosopher’s perspective

By Katherine Rich, CEO of the NZ Food & Grocery Council, and Julian Baggini

Food is a big part of all our lives not only providing sustenance, but enjoyment and a social experience. 

DairyReporter.com @ drinktec 2013: Day One

DRINKTEC 2103: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

DairyReporter.com @ drinktec 2013: Day One

By Mark ASTLEY

DairyReporter.com is reporting live from beverage and liquid food industry trade show, drinktec 2013, in Munich all this week. See what we got up to on day one...

Hibiscus could have potential for the European drinks market

Nestlé eyes big food industry opportunities in Africa

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Nestlé has identified Africa as one of the biggest areas of opportunity for the food industry in the next ten to twenty years – both within the continent and for European food makers, according to Dr Serigne Diop, director of Nestlé’s R&D centre in...

Ebeam - is the lack of 'plug and play' and food industry naivety holding it back?

Special Edition: Dry Decontamination Technology

Ebeam - is the lack of 'plug and play' and food industry naivety holding it back?

By Jane Byrne

Electron beam decontamination of food is a technology waiting in the wings; a leading researcher claims it can be the ultimate defence in terms of food safety but its potential is being stymied by regulatory hurdles, industry naivety and costly equipment.

Forget pancakes. I'm flippin' well going for the CEO's job

Women. The most wasted resource in food production

By Jess Halliday

Today is Pancake Day. It is also International Women’s Day. An important date, then, not just for food lovers in countries where Mardi Gras is a big deal, but a day to consider the role – and the potential – of women involved in food provision all over...

The naked truth about kids’ food advertising

The naked truth about kids’ food advertising

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

It was an Emperor’s New Clothes moment for the US food industry last week, when it was revealed that a major initiative touting its responsible advertising to kids actually allows promotion of many unhealthy foods. Is anyone really surprised?

The food industry in 2010: A retrospective

The food industry in 2010: A retrospective

As 2010 draws to a close, our journalists look back at the issues that have topped agendas across the food, beverage and dietary supplements industries in the last 12 months. Commodity prices, Bisphenol A, obesity, health claims, safety regulations, and...

Nanotechnology in food: What’s the big idea?

Nanotechnology in food: What’s the big idea?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Let's get talking about nanotech. The science of the very small has filled the food industry with big ideas – but industry is torn on how to present nanotechnology to consumers, stalling product development.

Poor equipment design compromising food safety, EHEDG

Special Edition: Decontamination

Poor equipment design compromising food safety, EHEDG

By Jane Byrne

Misinterpretation of fundamental criteria for the hygienic design of equipment by designers is resulting in incorrect installation of parts such as valves and sensors at the initial design stage of new food processing equipment and leaves processors exposed...

Developing solutions to fight food fraud

Developing solutions to fight food fraud

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Adulteration of food proteins - as seen in the recent melamine scandal - is becoming a greater threat to industry as the food supply has become more globalized and economic crisis drives manufacturers to seek cheaper ingredients, says Jim Griffiths of...

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