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Coca-Cola Enterprises ploughs £14M into Morpeth factory

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has opened a new water-processing and bottling line at its Morpeth site, in Northumberland, following a £14M spend.

Activity-based labels are on the move

A proposal to introduce activity-equivalent calorie labels from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), has been met with a cautious welcome from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF)....

Metal market ‘well-placed’ on innovation and environment

Metal’s ‘endlessly recyclable’ credentials, along with continued structural innovation, will become more important over the next few years according to director and chief executive of the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA) William Boyd....

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Bottles therformed from pre-printed plastic

An award winning thermoforming technology for polypropylene (PP) bottles used by the dairy sector has been further developed to allow manufacturers to make their bottles out of pre-printed plastic sheet...

Food packaging factory ‘lost’ to ‘huge fire’

A “huge” fire has caused “the loss” of a food packaging factory in Bamber Bridge, according to Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service.

Food firms ‘suffer red tape allergen product recalls’

UK food manufacturers are losing millions of pounds, due to a big rise in EU red tape concerning unreported allergens on food packaging forcing up product recalls, warns new research...

Leicester football win celebrated in crisps and rum

Snack food manufacturer Walkers has released special edition Salt & Victory crisps to mark Leicester City Football Club’s shock Premier League win, while Morgan Rum is to pay tribute to team captain...

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Antibacterial bag wins Foodex Best New Idea

An antibacterial Bag for Life – designed to prevent food infections from most common types of bacteria – won the Best New Idea award at the trade event Foodex 2016.

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EPC system helps to improve accuracy

An electronic pressure compensation (EPC) system has been introduced for Coperion K-Tron’s loss-in-weight feeders.

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Semi-automatic scale raises tofu productivity

A UK bean curd manufacturer installed a semi-automatic scale to raise productivity at the company and meet growing demand for its products.

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Europe’s fastest multihead kit: Ishida

The project team at Ishida Europe has built what is claimed to be Europe’s fastest multihead weighing and packing line.

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Dual-sealing of cases reduces contamination

Endoline Machinery has developed a new system that both glues and tapes filled cases, following a request from an Egyptian ingredients supplier to a global soft drinks company for extra...

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Membrane raises cheese shelf-life

A new moisture-permeable cheese membrane could help increase product shelf-life.

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Multi-layer on-the-go cup for iced coffee drink

RPC Bebo Plastik has developed a multi-layer on-the-go cup for a new ready-to-drink iced coffee sold by one of the fastest growing coffee shop brands in the world.

Packaging firm fined £240k for crush injuries

A packaging company has been fined £240,000, after an employee was seriously injured when his arm was caught in a laminating machine.

EU circular economy plan may threaten packaging

The European Commission’s (EC’s) ‘circular economy’ proposals may sound very general and still look a long way off as far as regulation goes, but industry organisations such as Incpen (the...

Pouches are set to grow in non-retort packing applications

The latest report on high-barrier pouches from Smithers Pira predicts that global demand will continue to increase at rates above 6% a year to 2020, but with retort pouches despite...

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Packaging equipment: the customised is always right

How commonly is today’s packaging equipment customised to meet specific new product development (NPD) and supply chain requirements?

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Food innovation to be ‘revolutionised by neuroscience’

Neuroscience is set to revolutionise the way food and drink products are designed and consumed, a leading senses expert has claimed.

Food activity labels ‘need more research’: FDF

Food activity labels – which specify the exercise needed to burn off the calories contained in the product – needs more research, according to trade body the Food and Drink Federation (FDF)....

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Natural milkshakes in Tetra Pak Prisma cartons

Newcastle drinks brand Canny is planning to revive the flavoured milk category with the launch of what it claims is the UK’s first 100% naturally-flavoured milkshake.

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Stand-up pouches used for slow-cooked foods

Asda’s Butcher's Selection new premium slow-cooked meal range, made by Kerry Foods at its Attleborough site, comes in stand-up pouches supplied by FFP.

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Textured labels produced digitally

A novel inkjet approach, which allows label printers to print a wide variety of digitally textured labels just by using high opacity white ink on its N610i digital colour label...

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Asda relaunches its Italian range

Faerch Plast worked closely with own-label food manufacturer Greencore to give Asda’s core Italian chilled ready meal range a makeover with new black and green dual-colour trays made from high...

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Dedicated cheese slicer gives good thickness control

A dedicated slicer for cheese applications has been introduced by Norwich-based Thurne, which is based on the company’s compact Polyslicer 1000 platform.

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