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Reducing Waste: How to Store Chopped Onions

Onions form an integral part of many dishes worldwide. They add taste, texture and colour to dishes and can be found in most households’ kitchens across the UK, but many recipes call for half an onion or less, so what should you do with the other half? Read more

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Fresh-Cut Fruit and Vegetables Aid Disabled Cooks

The rise in fresh-cut, pre-prepared fruit and vegetables is a blessing to the general public, especially those with disabilities, but many criticize the use of fresh-cut produce as ‘lazy cooking’. Read more

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Red, White or Yellow? Which onions to use, when

They all make you cry, but have you ever wondered which onion to use in a particular situation? Read more

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‘Use by’, ‘Best before’, ‘Sell by’ – What do they mean and how important are they?

Many consumers are confused about the difference between ‘use by’, ‘best before’ and ‘sell by’ dates, resulting in a huge amount of food waste. Read more

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M&P Engineering to exhibit at Potato Expo 2018

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It’s exhibition time again for M&P Engineering!  We are really excited to be exhibiting at the Potato Expo at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida from the 10th to 12th January 2018. Read more

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What do food labels mean and should we take them literally?

We waste an alarming amount of food yearly. Believe it or not expiration dates are not always an accurate representation of a food’s shelf life, yet these labels are causing millions of tonnes of food waste every year. British households throw away 8.3million tons of food and drink a year, with an estimated 5 million tons of that amount still being perfectly edible. This amounts to over 17 million tonnes of CO2: the equivalent of emissions from 4 million cars. Read more

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Cash Rich, Time Poor: The Fresh Cut Fruit and Vegetable Demand

Over half of 2 parent families have both parents working full time and today over a third of women are the main bread winners in their families. Women now represent nearly half the UK work force, with a large percentage being working mothers. Read more

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Come and visit us at ProPak Asia 2017

Managing Director, Pamela Nugent will be travelling to Asia to join M&P (Asia) on its stand at ProPak Asia 2017.  The exhibition runs from June 14th to 17th and promises to be Asia’s number one trade event for Asia’s rapidly expanding food, drink, pharmaceutical and FMCG markets. ProPak Asia 2017 will include 8 industry zones for Processing Technology, Packaging Technology, Drink Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Lab & Test, Materials, Coding, Marking & Labelling, and Cold chain, Logistics & Warehousing making it easier for buyers and sellers to meet and develop great business together. Read more

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The Fresh Cut Industry Boom

The Fresh Cut Industry is the fastest growing segment in the produce sector. Fresh Cut refers to the pre-cut, pre-washed and packaged fruit and vegetables. Making wholesome fresh fruit and vegetables packaged to be convenient and ready to eat, changing from their original form (peeled, trimmed or cut) but still fresh. Fresh Cut foods are the fastest growing fresh food category worldwide. The International Fresh-Cut Produce Association (IFPA) represents leaders in the Fresh Cut produce industry worldwide, providing them with guidelines, expertise, networking and forums. Read more

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M&P welcomes new team members

Manchester based M&P Engineering is committed to ensuring they develop the right skills within the company as succession planning is a key feature in every aspect of the business. Read more