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ACTION CALL: B17/82/1 – Novel Food and Drink Processing

Novel Food and Drink Processing Summary We are currently working with a global food and beverage company, who is looking to identify ‘Novel Food and Drink Processing’ technologies, that will enable the production of a wider range of products with added value through application of new and emerging technologies.  Recent […]

Food Production for Tomorrow’s World

It’s a widely reported fact that the amount of energy required to produce food exceeds the energy derived from that food. When the prevalent diet is meat-based, as in the Western world, then this inequality increases. In a world with a growing population and the subsequent pressure on natural resources, […]

To Innovation, With love

Generally speaking, managers of chemistry laboratories operating in the contract food testing sector prefer a simple life. It is a highly competitive industry in which there is a strong requirement for efficient and cost-effective analysis. This leads to an emphasis towards rugged and widely applicable methods allied to process control, […]

Dietary Iron

The Impact of Dietary Iron on Health and Wellbeing

Iron, known by the symbol Fe, is the fourth most common element in the earth’s crust and has played an essential role in industrialisation with 90% of all the metal refined today being iron.  Dietary Iron however is an essential mineral for the human body, necessary to ensure we stay fit and healthy, writes Joe Thomas […]

Packaging innovations for a Sustainable Future

– Richard Coles, Director, Emagine Packaging Limited Packaging innovations are of strategic importance to the food and drinks industries as it is a key enabler for creating brand value and offering functions that deliver a wide range of benefits to consumers and other stakeholders.  These benefits include its role in enhancing […]

APRIL Robot

Robotics in food and beverage manufacturing

The Office of National Statistics recently announced that The UK has returned to recession for the 3rd time in 8 years.  The challenge in the UK manufacturing sector as a whole is further underlined by a dive in productivity when compared to other industrial nations with UK showing more than […]

Why file a patent?

by Dr Susan Fridd, EPA BSc (Hons), PhD Associate Patent Attorney, Barker Brettell LLP Why file a patent? Patents can be a crucial asset for your business, whether it is large or small, just beginning or well established. If you have an invention, and want to stop others from using it, a patent […]

Innovation tools for food waste recovery

By Dr Charis Galanakis, Research & Innovation Director of Galanakis Laboratories The recovery of valuable compounds from food wastes is today one of the most emerging topics in the area of food science and sustainability. However, despite the omnipresence of related studies and patented methodologies, the market existing products derived […]

The Essentiality of Nucleotides

The Essentiality of Nucleotides. By Rachel Hoyle CEO, Nucleotide Nutrition Ltd A category of micro-nutrients until now considered only “conditionally essential” might be about to be recognised as being seminally important for good health. Based on its plethora of properties and activities, ranging from its role in DNA repair to […]

Seaweed, the Food of the Future

Seaweed, the Food of the Future – Today Seaweed is no longer only perceived by many just as the stuff you see at the seaside, but increasingly as an incredibly nutritious, tasty and natural sustainable food and ingredient. With over 10,000 species globally, seaweed is a diverse group that offers […]