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Cultured Meat

Cultured Meat & The Growing Role of the Laboratory in the Food Industry

When the world’s first laboratory-grown burger was presented and tasted in London back in 2013, this sparked a rumour of such products being commercially available as soon as 2020. With a worldwide pandemic then thrown into the mix, this prediction was maybe a little too premature, but it certainly doesn’t mean that the wheels aren’t […]

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Processing Area

Preventing Cross-Contamination in Allergen & Specialist Production Processes

As we’re settling into the ‘20s, it’s clear to see that food innovation now is far more advanced than it was at the start of the millennium. The variety of products on the supermarket shelves are an indication of this, thanks to consumers now making more informed decisions about what they’re eating and listening carefully […]

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Best Food Factory Design

Optimising the Best Design For Your Food Production Facility

When business is booming and your facility is working at its maximum production capacity, expanding your space is a sensible next step in ensuring that you can continue to meet client demand. Whether this involves expanding within your existing premises or taking on an additional site, it goes without saying that there is a lot […]

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Stancold offering food-safe PIR panel systems

From Polystyrene to PIR Panels – How Far Have We Come?

Stancold’s more than 70 years of experience in installing composite panel systems mean that we have seen the industry evolve and take shape into what it is today. This has included technical advancements in new panel manufacturing processes, creating products to provide the most suitable solutions to our clients. Over the last 40 years, there […]

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The gin craze continues

Gin – What’s Next for the Modern Tipple?

Behind almost every bar across the country, gin bottles of all shapes and sizes line the shelves, ready to be picked, poured and paired with an array of mixers and garnishes. Whether it’s a simple tonic combination or a fruitier cocktail, many exclusive gin clubs and even local pubs now offer extensive menus, showcasing some […]

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Food trends in 2019

Keeping Up with Current Trends – How Can Food Manufacturers Do More?

Food trends are changing at a rate of knots. Over recent years, consumers have become much savvier in their choices when it comes to what they’re putting in their bodies and what they want to know from manufacturers. From vegetarianism and veganism to allergy awareness, the UK’s dietary requirements are now more intricate, where brands […]

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Industry Spotlight: Mortuary Chillers

Winter is often a very difficult time for the country’s health service. With the weather getting colder and immune systems weakening during this time, hospital admissions generally rise and unfortunately so do the number of deaths. The Office for National Statistics noted that during the 2016 to 2017 Winter period, there were an estimated 34,300 […]

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Arranged collection of fruit and vegetables

6 Tips For Preserving Fruit and Vegetables in Cold Storage

When storing fresh produce, such as fruit and vegetables, you must ensure appropriate measures are in place to lengthen storage life and maintain quality. Cold storage, from small modular units to complete storage fit-outs, is crucial for your business if you play a part in taking fresh produce from the field through to the consumer. […]

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Collage of images from food facility refurbishments projects

7 Things To Consider When Expanding Your Food Facility

As your business grows, you will want to start thinking about building an extension to your food facility to make sure that your production can meet demand. Whether you are installing a new factory or adding to an existing one, there are several important factors to consider before you start the design and planning installation. […]

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New facilities for food factory

Solutions To Some Of The Most Common Problems in Food Manufacturing Facilities

The food and beverage industry is, unsurprisingly, one of the most regulated in the UK. Not only do food manufacturers need to ensure that health and safety standards are met, they are also aiming to create great quality products for consumers who demand the best. At Stancold, we have been designing and installing with temperature-controlled […]

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Racking in freezer storage

7 Tips To Improve Your Cold Storage Efficiency

One of the biggest challenges when it comes to cold storage is maintaining the right temperature. Mainly used for food, pharmaceuticals and other perishable items, keeping the temperature constant is not only essential for the product but will also keep running costs to a minimum. Here are our quick tips for ensuring that your cold […]

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