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Food packaging firm invests £320k in factory

Fresh food packaging manufacturer Linpac has invested £320,000 in a new outdoor chiller plant at its West Yorkshire headquarters.

Food packaging recycling plant creates 20 jobs

Up to 20 new jobs are to be created at a food packaging recycling plant in North Yorkshire, following a £7M investment from waste management firm Biffa.

Product origin labels ‘must be made clearer online’

Country of origin information for food and drink should be displayed by online retailers, just as it is on supermarket shelves, to help shoppers choose British produce, the National Farmers...

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Explore Cuisine changes pack format to raise impact

Gluten-free, organic and high protein bean and pulse pasta brand Explore Cuisine has unveilled new packaging, with the range moving from a bag to box format.

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Inline modified atmosphere pack checks

An automated leak testing system, which helps food processors ensure that modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) does not have undetected micro leaks, is now available globally.

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Tetra Pak launches cloud-based monitoring of kit

A condition monitoring service has been launched by Tetra Pak to help food and drink manufacturers to predict machine failures before they occur. 

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Bottling lines adapted to meet needs

Carbonated soft drink (CSD) bottling line supplier Sidel has responded to changing market demand for smaller, on-the-go bottles. 

Food and drink industry plastics recycling ‘needs more support’

The plastics packaging supply chain should not only commit to using food-grade recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) in its containers, as some brand-owners already do, but even be required to take...

Packaging firm fined £500k for forklift accident

A drinks packaging firm has been ordered to pay more than £500,000, after a worker was injured in an accident involving a forklift truck.

Food industry should ‘question chemical migration in packaging’

The assumptions on which key chemical migration modelling though packaging walls is based – specifically of aromatic compounds into aqueous foods – need to be reassessed urgently, according to a...

Pringles and Lucozade packaging criticised

Pringles tubes and Lucozade bottles are the “worst offenders” for recyclability, according to trade body the Recycling Association.

UK consumers worry less about food safety than Europe

Consumers in the UK worry less about food safety than the rest of Europe, according to a new report on glass packaging for food and drink.

Interpack 2017 trends – in tweets

Robots and Industry 4.0 were the focus of twitter users visiting packaging show Interpack in Dusseldorf. We captured the highlights of the event, which runs from May 4–10, in tweets. 

Interpack 2017 showcases innovation

Interpack 2017, the processing and packaging trade fair which takes place in Düsseldorf in Germany from tomorrow (May 4) until May 10, is expected to beat records in both exhibitor...

Are deposit systems ready for a return?

With Coca-Cola GB dropping its opposition to a deposit return system (DRS) and calling for a trial of “a well-designed deposit scheme for drinks containers, starting in Scotland”, where Zero...

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Interpack to feature a wealth of packaging kit

A range of traysealers, flow wrappers, thermoformers and vertical form-fill-seal bagmakers, together with the Galaxy stretch film wrapper, will be shown by Ulma Packaging at this year’s Interpack exhibition, which...

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Two-compartment Indian meal tray launched

Chilled ready meals manufacturer Bakkavor Meals, based at Sutton Bridge in Lincolnshire, has relaunched its Tesco’s Indian Kitchen Meal for One range in perforated two-compartment trays from supplier Faerch Plast....

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Tetra Pak extends carton technology

All types of beverage products – including both ambient and chilled and in family or portion-sized packages – can now be filled on Tetra Pak’s E3 machines, which make use...

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Tesco boosts pack recyclability

Tesco has partnered with key supplier Hilton Food Group and packaging manufacturer Linpac to maximise the recyclability potential of its plastic fresh food packaging.

Pernod Ricard adds nutrition info link on labels

Drinks giant Pernod Ricard is to provide a link to nutrition information on the labels of all of its leading brands, following a move by the European Commission (EC) to...

Food packaging kit: meet the space savers

Are the days of sprawling packaging installations over? Increasingly, many of today’s production priorities, from efficiency, effectiveness and integration to lifetime and environmental costs, appear to overlap with compact equipment...

Digital print can bolster shelf-ready options

The benefits of variable digital inkjet printing for transit and shelf-ready packaging (SRP) are now well understood by brands, to the extent that some (for example in the dairy sector)...

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Gulfood 2017 showcases edible oil formats

A range of edible oils, including rapeseed, soybean, corn, sunflower and a number of specific blends, were on display at Gulfood 2017.

Active packaging agents have limited shelf-life benefits

The impact on food and drink shelf-life of active agents inside packs is rarely accurately predictable, according to packaging supplier Sirane.

Police probe explosion at food packaging plant

An explosion at a food packaging factory in Scotland is currently under investigation by police.

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