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Century for Campden BRI

Campden BRI is 100 years old this year[4]. To mark the occasion, the Annual Campden Lecture was delivered by Tesco and Danone, who also celebrate their centenaries this year.

Campden BRI’s beginnings go back to the First World War, when the UK Government wanted to develop ways of preserving food to ensure food security in times of conflict. A milling facility for pheasant feed, next to Chipping Campden railway station, was chosen as the base for this critical endeavour as it was located in the Vale of Evesham, a major area of fruit and vegetable production.

Wed, 21/08/2019 - 20:09

Farming insects

In a new study, researchers from the University of Leeds and University of Veracruz in Mexico have reviewed current insect farming methods, processing technologies and commercialisation techniques, as well as current perceptions towards entomophagy – the practice of eating insects[3].

Wed, 21/08/2019 - 20:02

Food chain review

The findings of an independent review that will consider the food chain from field to fork will be used to develop a National Food Strategy for England[2].

This independent review will look at the entire food chain, from field to fork, including production, marketing, processing, sale and purchase of food (for consumption in the home and out of it). It will also look at the consumer practices, resources and institutions involved in these processes.

Wed, 21/08/2019 - 19:56

Allergen labelling

The Government has announced plans to introduce a new allergen labelling law to help further protect the UK’s two million people living with food allergy[1].

The new legislation will mandate full ingredients labelling for foods which are prepacked for direct sale. These are foods that have been made and packed on the same premises from which they are being sold. For example, a packaged sandwich or salad made by staff earlier in the day and placed on a shelf for purchase.

Wed, 21/08/2019 - 19:52
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