The president of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Miller’s International Union (BCTGM), David Durkee, has welcomed the demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as a "significant victory for the American middle-class."
‘In the food industry we have seen considerable adoption of robots on the packing line but as yet there has been limited use for robots in the processing of raw materials,’ says Jake Norman, business development manager, OAL (Olympus Automation Ltd) Group.
Food manufacturers, retailers and other food industry players are failing to connect with consumers who are tuning out of mainstream messaging and infesting their own comms channels, says angel investor, business mentor and philanthropist, Mike Greene.
This year has been filled with the good, the bad and the innovative – lawsuits and recalls as well as innovations and start-ups have shaken and shaped industry. BakeryandSnacks brings you the twelve top hitters of 2013 and our thoughts on why they had...
Toppan Printing Co announced it has become the first firm to gain the BRC safety certification for its paperboard packaging plant in Thailand as part of plans to expand its operations in fast-developing markets.
X-ray systems are increasingly replacing metal detection equipment as food manufacturers respond to growing regulatory and consumer demands for safer products, said Terry Woolford of Eagle Product Inspection.
FoodProductionDaily.com caught up with Jorge Izquierdo, from trade association PMMI, to discuss what their latest forecasts for the US food and beverage sectors mean for packaging machinery manufacturers.
The UK food and drink industry is facing a “notable skills gap” – a trend that if not reversed will hit the sector’s ability to compete on a national and global scale, said the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).
A lack of engineering graduates has created a challenge for the food manufacturing sector in terms of vacancy filling or expansion projects and we spoke to the head of HR at Nestlé to hear about the food giant’s strategies to remedy the deficit.
Collaboration between a bespoke e-learning course provider Desq and the Centre for Robotics and Automation (CenFRA) in the UK will soon allow operators in bakery manufacture and other sectors update their skills in robotics and automation remotely.
Robotic technology, which featured largely at the recent Anuga FoodTec trade show, has untapped potential to improve productivity, increase product yield and bring greater flexibility to the food manufacturing production line, claims TM Robotics.
Greater efficiencies for the UK bakery industry can be gained by investing in robotic systems for oven loading and unloading, packing line automation and the centralization of palletizing, claims the Centre for Food Robotics and Automation (CenFRA).
Twenty-seven Scottish companies have been awarded a total of nearly £6m in a scheme to help food processors and producers construct new facilities, refurbish existing premises and purchase new equipment.