Industry survey - Campden BRI

Campden BRI has carried out an industry survey to better understand industry’s attitudes to innovation[5]. The innovation survey received 126 responses from a wide range of sectors, including ambient groceries, baked products, beers, wines and spirits, prepared convenience foods and retailers. The responses represent a cross section of industry from multinationals (39%) and large companies (19%) to mediumsized companies (25%), small companies (17%) and start-ups (<1%). The key findings are:

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 16:41

Food research in South Korea

Campden BRI has been awarded a contract (>£0.5m) for a joint, three-year food research programme in South Korea with the Korea National Food Cluster (FOODPOLIS) and Dongguk University.

The contract, funded by the South Korean government, aims to enhance food safety,quality and product innovation.

Campden BRI will be working in three key areas: advanced analytical methods for non-targeted chemical screening, analytical methods for difficult to measure components and the commercial exploitation of insects as a source of high quality proteins.

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 16:38

Food donation service

TAAP, a supplier of mobile software applications for tablets and smartphones, has developed a Food Surplus Application to assist with the donation of surplus food in the retail sector to charities[4]. It is currently being deployed by Tesco in its UK stores and integrates with systems from Tesco partners – FoodCloud and FareShare.

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 16:34

Food evolution – the movie

As part of the programme for the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) 75-year anniversary, IFT commissioned and funded Food Evolution, a documentary which addresses the use of sound science in our global food system, looking specifically at the polarised debate over genetically-modified foods.

Directed by Academy Award-nominated Scott Hamilton Kennedy and narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Food Evolution shows how easily fear and misinformation can overwhelm objective, evidence-based analysis.

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 16:27
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