Speciality packaging manufacturer Parkside has developed a new flexible packaging with built-in antimicrobial technology to reduce bacterial growth on the outer packaging of fresh poultry .
A smartphone app concept, The Pantry, devised by Loughborough University aims to change consumer behaviour and attitudes towards food waste by encouraging us to forward plan and take greater ownership of our food .
In a study conducted by the Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies (SMART) at Loughborough University, 10 volunteers used a mobile phone to help demonstrate how the Pantry app would work over a seven-day period by recording a description of their food waste, its weight and the reason for discarding it.
Food crime can involve dishonesty at any stage in the production or supply of food. It is often complex and likely to be seriously detrimental to consumers, businesses or the general public interest.
To address this problem, the National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) launched Food Crime Confidential in June. This is a reporting facility, targeted at those working in or around the UK food industry, which allows anyone with suspicions about food crime to report them safely and in confidence, over the phone or by email.