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The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance Unveils its Priorities For the New European Commission

    The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance Unveils its Priorities For the New European Commission

The priorities of the sports nutrition sector for the new mandate of the European Commission to ensure a healthier and fitter future for European citizens have been unveiled by the

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The Irish Heart Foundation Launches Ground-breaking Childhood Obesity Manifesto

    The Irish Heart Foundation Launches Ground-breaking Childhood Obesity Manifesto

Obesity “represents the greatest single threat to the health and wellbeing of children in Ireland today and drastic action is needed to protect them.” This is the main message of

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Dunbia Shaping the Future of the Meat Industry With New Graduate and Apprenticeship Development Programmes

    Dunbia Shaping the Future of the Meat Industry With New Graduate and Apprenticeship Development Programmes

Dunbia has launched three dedicated training and development programmes, which will help shape and enhance the future skills of the UK’s meat processing industry. The programmes will cater for young

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Many Popular Packaged Foods in the EU Contain too Much Fat, Sugar, Salt and too Little Fibre

    Many Popular Packaged Foods in the EU Contain too Much Fat, Sugar, Salt and too Little Fibre

A large number of food products frequently sold on the EU market contain too much sugar, salt, fat, and not enough fibre. This is the result of a JRC study

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Putting the Science into Irish Beer and Spirits With a Brewing and Distilling Degree

    Putting the Science into Irish Beer and Spirits With a Brewing and Distilling Degree

The Irish brewing and distilling industry has undergone a resurgence in recent years as global consumer demand for novel beverages has increased. In response, Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) introduced

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The UK’s Biggest 150 Food and Drink Producers Suffer From Falling Profits

    The UK’s Biggest 150 Food and Drink Producers Suffer From Falling Profits

An increasingly uncertain economic landscape and the looming threat of Brexit is continuing to take its toll on the food and drink industry. The UK’s biggest 150 food and drink

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Irish Whiskey Awarded Legal Protection in the World’s Largest Whisky Market

    Irish Whiskey Awarded Legal Protection in the World’s Largest Whisky Market

India has granted geographic indication status to Irish whiskey, a legal protection that will help prevent the sale of fake products in the Indian market. This protection now means that

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IDF Issues Guidance to Help Determine Milk Fat Purity

    IDF Issues Guidance to Help Determine Milk Fat Purity

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has released guidance on the determination of milkfat purity, providing important additional direction to both scientists and non-scientists involved in the testing of milk and

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Job Adverts – The 8 Second Rule

    Job Adverts – The 8 Second Rule

We live in an age of too much information and not enough time. Multiple devices and a mind-boggling array of media channels, it comes as no surprise when the scientists

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Legal Protection For Irish Whiskey in South Africa

    Legal Protection For Irish Whiskey in South Africa

The Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) has successfully registered Irish whiskey as a certification mark in South Africa, the seventh largest market for Irish whiskey in terms of volume. This registration

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Threat of No-deal Brexit Undermining UK Meat Exports

    Threat of No-deal Brexit Undermining UK Meat Exports

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA), the leading trade association for the meat and meat products industry in the UK, has warned the Government’s uncompromising threats of a no-deal Brexit

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UK Spirits Boom Shows No Signs of Slowing

    UK Spirits Boom Shows No Signs of Slowing

Spirits producers across the UK are gearing up to dramatically increase production over the next 12 months amid signs that the boom in UK spirits is set to continue, according

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Baby Food Industry Needs Better Products and Clearer Labelling

    Baby Food Industry Needs Better Products and Clearer Labelling

Public Health England (PHE) has published an evidence review of commercially available baby foods and drinks aimed at children up to 36 months. The main findings of the report Foods

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Launch of Apprenticeship Programme Brews Opportunity For Beer Industry in Scotland

    Launch of Apprenticeship Programme Brews Opportunity For Beer Industry in Scotland

A brewing Modern Apprenticeship, offering training in the art of beer production, has been announced, with backing from industry leadership and employers. Commissioned by Skills Development Scotland, the programme was

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Bord Bia Opens Third Office in Asia

    Bord Bia Opens Third Office in Asia

Bord Bia (Irish Food Board) has opened a new office in Tokyo, Japan, bringing to 14 the number of international offices it has promoting the Irish food and drinks industry

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Entry Now Open For the PPMA Group Industry Awards 2019

    Entry Now Open For the PPMA Group Industry Awards 2019

The 2019 PPMA Group Industry Awards will be held at the National Conference Centre (NEC), Birmingham, on the evening of the first day of the PPMA Total Show 2019 –

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Federation of Bakers Forms New Private Company

    Federation of Bakers Forms New Private Company

The Federation of Bakers has formally announced that the organisation will now be managed as a private limited company, Federation of Bakers Limited. The announcement was made at the first

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Irish Distillers Launches ‘A Story of Irish Whiskey’ Podcast Series

    Irish Distillers Launches ‘A Story of Irish Whiskey’ Podcast Series

Irish Distillers, Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has launched its first podcast, ‘A Story of

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2019 is Shaping Up to be a Good Year For the Industry

    2019 is Shaping Up to be a Good Year For the Industry

At the beginning of every year there is a flurry of industry forecasts with every brand, restaurant and manufacturer throwing its predictions into the ring. Just four months in, 2019

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Scotland’s Best Food and Drink Sought For Industry Awards

    Scotland’s Best Food and Drink Sought For Industry Awards

Scotland’s premier awards for the food & drink industry is back for 2019 and is looking to celebrate the leading lights within the sector. Now in its 20th year, the Scotland

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Mixed Progress by Food Industry to Reduce Salt

    Mixed Progress by Food Industry to Reduce Salt

Public Health England (PHE) has published the first assessment of the food industry’s progress towards meeting the government’s salt reduction targets, showing a mixed picture overall. Set by the government

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India and China to Host IDF World Dairy Summits in 2022 and 2013

    India and China to Host IDF World Dairy Summits in 2022 and 2013

India and China will host the forthcoming IDF World Dairy Summits in 2022 and 2023 respectively in their capitals. Both countries won the right to host the annual IDF flagship

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Launch of the Inaugural Irish Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2019

    Launch of the Inaugural Irish Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2019

Manufacturing excellence, teamwork and professionalism are set to be celebrated and acknowledged at the upcoming IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain

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Dairygold Crowned King at the 2018 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards

    Dairygold Crowned King at the 2018 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards

Dairygold Food Ingredients was crowned company of the year at the 2018 Food & Drink Business Awards. The event, which

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FDF Responds to UK Government’s No-Deal’ Technical Notices on Brexit

    FDF Responds to UK Government’s No-Deal’ Technical Notices on Brexit

The Food and Drink Federation, which represents the UK’s biggest manufacturing sector, has responded to the publication by the Government

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New BMJ Open Study Reveals Wide Variation in Sugar and Calories in Cakes and Biscuits, as Industry is Accused of Not Complying

    New BMJ Open Study Reveals Wide Variation in Sugar and Calories in Cakes and Biscuits, as Industry is Accused of Not Complying

A new study by Action on Sugar at Queen Mary University of London, published by the journal BMJ Open,1 has investigated

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Rocla’s Automation Solution Increases Safety and Saves Money at Valio’s Cheese Production Plant

    Rocla’s Automation Solution Increases Safety and Saves Money at Valio’s Cheese Production Plant

Valio is the leading dairy product manufacturer in Finland, and the Haapavesi plant processes and packs one of Scandinavia’s favourite

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Nestlé and XPO Logistics Build a Digital Warehouse of the Future in the UK

    Nestlé and XPO Logistics Build a Digital Warehouse of the Future in the UK

Nestlé, the world’s largest food and drink company, and XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions,

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Food Industry Progress to Cut Sugar in the UK Unveiled

    Food Industry Progress to Cut Sugar in the UK Unveiled

Public Health England (PHE) has published the first assessment of progress on the government’s sugar reduction programme, measuring how far

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What Eggs Can Teach Us About Traceability

    What Eggs Can Teach Us About Traceability

By Shan Zhan, Global Business Manager for Food & Beverage within the ABB Control Technologies business unit In summer 2017, 15

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Boost For Ireland’s Food & Drink Industry as Bord Bia Announces Largest-ever Recruitment Drive

    Boost For Ireland’s Food & Drink Industry as Bord Bia Announces Largest-ever Recruitment Drive

In a major boost for the sector Bord Bia has announced that it is commencing recruitment for 29 new positions to support the continued

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Brewers of Europe Welcomes Industry-wide Agreement on Consumer Information

    Brewers of Europe Welcomes Industry-wide Agreement on Consumer Information

The Brewers of Europe, which brings together national brewers’ associations from 29 European countries and provides a voice to support

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Irish Spirits Association and Scotch Whisky Association Tackle Brexit at Annual Industry Meeting

    Irish Spirits Association and Scotch Whisky Association Tackle Brexit at Annual Industry Meeting

The Irish Spirits Association (ISA) recently hosted the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) in Dublin for their annual bilateral meeting, which

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BrewBroker Launches Industry First Peer to Peer Marketplace For Global Brewing

    BrewBroker Launches Industry First Peer to Peer Marketplace For Global Brewing

BrewBroker has unveiled a new online marketplace for the global brewing industry. It brings everyone together who wants to brew beer

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Industry-wide Review Launched into Meat Processing Plants Across the UK

    Industry-wide Review Launched into Meat Processing Plants Across the UK

The Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland have published details of a major review into the sites where meat

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Major Productivity Gains in Ingredient Handling With Robots

    Major Productivity Gains in Ingredient Handling With Robots

Did you know as much as 5% of a food manufacturer’s turnover is associated with the costs of raw material

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EU Beer Sector’s Renaissance Continues

    EU Beer Sector’s Renaissance Continues

With EU beer production rising above 40 billion litres for the first time since the economic crisis, The Brewers of

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UK Food and Drink Exports Grow 15% to £5.9 Billion in Third Quarter of 2017

    UK Food and Drink Exports Grow 15% to £5.9 Billion in Third Quarter of 2017

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published its quarterly Exports Snapshot, which highlights key UK food and drink export

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Gebo Cermex and KUKA Sign Supply Agreement

    Gebo Cermex and KUKA Sign Supply Agreement

Gebo Cermex, part of the Sidel Group and world leader in packaging line engineering and material handling solutions, has recently

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Shift to Sustainable Food System in Europe is Possible – But Faces Challenges

    Shift to Sustainable Food System in Europe is Possible – But Faces Challenges

Making Europe’s production, consumption and trade in food environmentally sustainable is possible, but it will require a major shift in

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UK Health Costs of Obesity Soaring

    UK Health Costs of Obesity Soaring

Money spent last year on junk food advertising in the UK far outweighs the amount Government is able to spend

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Rocla’s Automation Solution Maximizes Storage Capacity and Saves Money

    Rocla’s Automation Solution Maximizes Storage Capacity and Saves Money

Operations at Valio’s new whey powder factory started gradually in Autumn 2014. The main goal was to build a fully

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Stalling Productivity Cost UK Food & Drink Industry £400 Million in 2016

    Stalling Productivity Cost UK Food & Drink Industry £400 Million in 2016

The UK food and drink industry has seen falling productivity as an era of cheap labour has reduced incentives to

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Much ‘Brexit’ Fatigue in Brussels

    Much ‘Brexit’ Fatigue in Brussels

“There is a lot of ‘Brexit’ fatigue in Brussels, which is a pity because it is such an important issue,”

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UK Regional Governments Do Not Trust London on Food

    UK Regional Governments Do Not Trust London on Food

“The political dimension means that common sense may not always prevail,” said David Thomson (pictured above), CEO of Food and

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Brexit and the Challenges Facing the Irish Agrifood Industry

    Brexit and the Challenges Facing the Irish Agrifood Industry

“250,000 jobs are linked to agrifood, which is the most exposed sector with deep linkages to the wider economy,” pointed

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The Largest Gathering of Food and Drink Industry Professionals on the Island of Ireland

    The Largest Gathering of Food and Drink Industry Professionals on the Island of Ireland

The 4th Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition, which was held at the Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin, on Wednesday

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EU Must Maintain Duties on Sugar

    EU Must Maintain Duties on Sugar

When beet sugar production quotas end in October this year the European sugar industry will find itself in a completely

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Ireland’s Gin Revolution Continues With Creation of New Gin Group

    Ireland’s Gin Revolution Continues With Creation of New Gin Group

The Irish Spirits Association has hosted the inaugural meeting of Ireland’s gin producers, to represent this re-emerging Irish food and

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Ireland’s First Degree Course in Brewing and Distilling Receives Worldwide Recognition

    Ireland’s First Degree Course in Brewing and Distilling Receives Worldwide Recognition

As Institute of Technology Carlow prepares to welcome the first intake of students on Ireland’s only honours degree course in

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New Bord Bia Study Brings High End Culinary Inspiration to Irish Food and Drink Industry

    New Bord Bia Study Brings High End Culinary Inspiration to Irish Food and Drink Industry

Personalized dishes, tapping trees to flavour water and multi-sensory experiences are just some of the innovations being undertaken by the

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Drinks Industry Welcomes Fall in Alcohol Consumption in Ireland

    Drinks Industry Welcomes Fall in Alcohol Consumption in Ireland

Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) has welcomed the latest figures from the European Commission which show that the Republic

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B&R is Introducing a Hypervisor For Its Automation System

    B&R is Introducing a Hypervisor For Its Automation System

B&R is introducing a hypervisor for its automation system. This software allows Windows or Linux to run alongside B&R’s own

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Intelligent Technology Provides Full Time, Real-Time Data Monitoring For Optimum Dryer Performance

    Intelligent Technology Provides Full Time, Real-Time Data Monitoring For Optimum Dryer Performance

Bühler Aeroglide, a global leader in thermal process engineering and technology for food, feed, and industrial materials, has introduced a

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