10-Mar-2014 - Last month the Food Manufacture Group assembled a crack-team of webinar speakers to help equip food and drink businesses with the information they need to prepare for the Food Information to Consumers Regulation, due to be enforced on December 13 2014.
03-Mar-2014 - Innovation in quality control and the ability to tailor equipment for a variety of food packing applications will be the key themes of Ishida Europe’s Foodex stand.
03-Mar-2014 - A brand new tray sealer and the latest in energy saving systems will be highlights of the Proseal stand at Foodex. For the first time in the UK, the heat sealing specialist will show its new GT5 tray sealer, which in twin configuration can achieve in excess of 200 trays a minute. It will also demonstrate the benefits of its E-Seal and Hot Rod systems.
03-Mar-2014 - Two new linerless labels will be exhibited by Ravenwood UK at Foodex 2014.
03-Mar-2014 - Electric flexible tray sealers designed to seal film, foil or board lids to plastic, foil or board trays, will be shown by Packaging Automation (PA). Speeds ranging from 15 to 150 packs a minute mean that equipment can cater for the needs of the start-up to the multi-national manufacturer,
03-Mar-2014 - Desk-top jar and bottle labelling equipment that helps firms save money while satisfying demand for attractive and informative products will be on display on the Advanced Dynamics stand at Foodex.
28-Feb-2014 - Food and drink manufacturers who have taken early action to comply with the EU’s new food labelling legislation could face an early adopters’ penalty, if their label changes are superseded by new rules.
21-Feb-2014 - A singing lasagne has proved a hit with Waitrose customers as sales of Charlie Bigham’s ready meals have more than tripled as a result of the novelty dish, according to the retailer.
19-Feb-2014 - Tesco and Marks & Spencer (M&S) have rejected claims from consumer watchdog Which? that consumers find some of their pricing policies as difficult to understand as “tackling an obstacle course”.
14-Feb-2014 - Branded ready-meal manufacturers are likely to adopt the Red Tractor quality assurance scheme logo over the next few months, according to the boss of the scheme.
13-Feb-2014 - Few can have failed to notice last summer’s Share a Coke campaign, with its apparently endless roster of first names staring out hopefully from chiller cabinets. And if it caught the consumer’s eye, it had a more profound impact on supply chain perceptions of digital print.
10-Feb-2014 - Consumers should not demonise food packaging, because it could prolong shelf-life, reducing the amount of products needlessly binned, according to the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
04-Feb-2014 - A new 53XL80 thermal transfer coder is helping bakery ingredients supplier Puratos to improve traceability and fulfil 24-hour production requirements.
04-Feb-2014 - Newly-established supplier to the vending industry, Gloucestershire-based Maxpax, is investing in a second TFS 400 Thermoformer from Ulma Packaging. The machine will vacuum wrap paper cups to meet the growing demand for its Incup range of drinks for Knorr Soups and Bovril savoury drinks.
04-Feb-2014 - FFP Packaging Solutions has supplied flexible packaging for Whitworths’ latest dried fruit, nut and seed latest product launch - a breakfast range consisting of 30 new products with 13 film designs. The five sub-ranges of products include: Morning Munch, Shots, Sprinkles, Toppers and Flavours, which are available in Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Waitrose stores.
04-Feb-2014 - Film and foil packaging firm Clondalkin Wentus has introduced a new skin-tight film for the food processing industry. It has a long shelf-life and high barrier properties, which makes it suitable for a range of products including fresh, frozen and processed meat, poultry, fish and seafood, as well as cheese and ready meals.
04-Feb-2014 - Universal Flexible Packaging (UFP) has installed three new Ishida DACS-W checkweighers at its Leicester factory. It now has five Ishida multihead weighers and 12 checkweighers.
04-Feb-2014 - The Ainsley Harriott brand has expanded its product range, made by Symington’s, with what is claimed to be the first-ever soup stored at ambient temperature and packaged in a tub. This novel approach from Clondalkin Group company Chadwicks means the products have the premium look and feel of fresh soup, but with a shelf-life of up to 12 months.
04-Feb-2014 - This month’s Packaging Innovations show, which takes place at Birmingham’s Nationals Exhibition Centre (February 26 and 27), promises to introduce visitors to some exciting new developments in food and drink packaging. The show will include more than 350 exhibitors and a seminar programme, with presentations from the likes of Marks & Spencer, Iceland Foods, Recoup, Procter & Gamble and Mintel, plus packaging guru Lars Wallentin.
04-Feb-2014 - With the growing amount of data being generated for - and on - packaging lines, particularly around printers, readers, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), cameras and other peripherals, food and drink companies are realising the value of a direct link into enterprise resource planning (ERP) networks, system supplier Zetes has said.
04-Feb-2014 - Sir, I am writing about Paul Gander’s article (‘Make the FIR fly ’), published in Food Manufacture, October 2013, p47.
15-Jan-2014 - The Fresher for Longer (FFL) initiative – which brings together key industry bodies, environmental groups and politicians – is helping to forge a consensus on packaging’s role in reducing the UK’s high levels of food waste.
13-Jan-2014 - Meat processors in the UK are set against the mandatory origin labelling of meat used as an ingredient, according to the director of the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) Stephen Rossides.
06-Jan-2014 - An online gas analyser for modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) equipped thermoforming and tray-sealing machines has been designed to offer better process control and traceability.
06-Jan-2014 - A peelable lidding film has been introduced for ready meals that removes the need for cardboard sleeves, while delivering cost savings and reducing packaging.