Another week, another horse meat contamination revealed. But with profit margins tight for food manufacturers who will absorb the cost of the suggested ramp-up in DNA testing requirements asks Dominic Watkins, senior associate, food sector group at business law firm DWF.
Food and Beverage
Once upon a time, the east end of London was a hive of manufacturing activity, with ships flooding the River Thames to bring in commodities and export goods.
Researchers at Nottingham Trent University have been successful in developing a novel and natural way of enriching potatoes with iron by engineering 'nano-rust' particles, which scientists believe could hold the answer to tackling the common condition of iron deficiency anaemia.
Food producer Silvercrest, which supplied burgers containing horse meat to Tesco, has had its deal with the supermarket chain terminated after breaking purchasing rules stating it must buy British and Irish beef.
Sector organisations are calling for manufacturers across the country to pledge their support for Graduate Excellence, the UK’s first accredited engineering degree dedicated to the needs of the food and drink industry.