Cover story
personalised nutrition
Helen R Griffiths of the University of Surrey explains why a personalised strategy for nutrition is a sustainable way to improve health in the elderly population. She describes the EU INCluSilver project, which aims to develop and validate innovative ideas in the field of personalised nutrition for the silver economy.
News
IoT
New network supports smart tech for food

A new project has been launched to examine how the Internet of Things (IoT) could transform the food industry through innovations such as ‘smart’ cooking appliances, data-driven supermarket refrigeration networks and enhanced food traceability systems[3]. The project is funded by a £1.14m grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to nurture and grow the UK’s food manufacturing digital economy.

FSA and blockchain
FSA pilots Blockchain

The Food Standards Agency has successfully completed a pilot using blockchain technology in a cattle slaughterhouse[2]. It is believed to be the first time blockchain has been used as a regulatory tool to ensure compliance in the food sector.

Childhood obesity
Childhood obesity

Levels of severe obesity in children aged 10 to 11 years have reached the highest point since records began, according to new figures published in July 2018 by Public Health England (PHE)[1]. This trend has been decades in the making – reversing it will not happen overnight.

Features

Why Food Producers are Demanding DAF Technology

Recent industry research by Siltbuster, performed across a mix of industries including food and drink manufacturers showed that effluent treatment is a significant area of investment for over a third of companies. Whether it’s being used temporarily - to solve a short-term problem or in case of emergency - or as a permanent solution, one technology which is increasingly being looked at by food producers is Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF). How DAFs Work

Sulphur dioxide in commercially produced microalgae

Gideon Ashworth investigates the source of Sulphur Dioxide identified in microalgae and the need for further research in this field. The EU wide recall by Nutrisure Ltd of Organic Chlorella Power (Chlorella vulgaris) Batch O.CH-DF-160330 (BBE Mar 2019) in April 2018 due to the presence of sulphites[1] posed questions on the origins of the allergen Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) within the microalgae.  
PEF

PEF Assisted Novel Applications for Potato Processing

Mark de Boevere, Managing Director at Pulsemaster, explains how Pulsed Electric Field Technology (PEF) can be used for potato processing.  Pulsed Electric Field technology (PEF) enables the development of innovative, cost-effective, and sustainable processing concepts to manufacture chips, crisps and potato specialties. 



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