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London chef packaging campaign slammed

A campaign to ban polystyrene packaging in London by top chefs has been slammed by the Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA).

London chefs call for polystyrene packaging ban

London’s top chefs have called for a ban on polystyrene packaging in an open letter to mayor Sadiq Khan, citing environmental and health concerns.

ABP Food Group’s £20M investment creates 400 jobs

More than 400 jobs are to be created by beef producer ABP food group, after a £20M investment at its Shrewsbury plant.

Bisphenol A-free can coatings in limbo

As pressure increases on the supply chain to can coatings free of bisphenol A (BPA), the first wave of BPA-NI (non-intent) alternatives, where the chemical is not intentionally added, is...

Corrugated paper fights plastic for fresh produce share

Some large UK retailers are failing to demonstrate the environmental benefits commonly attributed to plastic returnable transit packaging (RTP) when used for fresh produce, instead preferring it for reasons of...

Form-fill-seal kit offers users 'enhanced integrity'

Paramount Packaging Systems (PPS) the distributor of Fuji Machinery Company’s horizontal and vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) equipment in the UK and Ireland has reported increasing demand for its Alpha VII flow-wrapping...

Permeability of packs is checked

The latest VI vapour permeability meters from Versaperm can show users just how well their packaging is performing.

New pots for food-to-go at Tesco

Food packaging suppliers Faerch Plast and Colpac recently joined forces to develop a new pack design in conjunction with fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor for a new Tesco food-to-go range.

Radnor Hills raises its bottling line output

Drinks maker Radnor Hills has increased capacity from 175M to 300M bottles a year, thanks to the installation of a new bottling line that makes use of an energy efficient...

Faccenda reduces chicken giveaway

Chicken processor Faccenda Foods has installed a flexible and space-efficient system for the accurate weighing and packing of chicken legs and drumsticks.

Hand slice accidents cost packaging firm over £2M

A firm that manufactures steel for food packaging has been ordered to pay more than £2M for safety failings, after two workers suffered injuries to their hands in two separate...

Waste recycling warning for celebrity TV campaigner

A leading trade association has warned about the environmental burden of recycling, as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s hit TV show – Hugh’s War on Waste – is set to reignite demands for more package recycling....

‘Fake’ farm brands spark complaint from NFU

Retailers’ use of “fake” farm brands has sparked a formal complaint from the National Farmers Union (NFU) to the Chartered Trading Standards Institute.

Halal wholesaler fined £25,000 over controlled waste

A Birmingham halal meat wholesaler has been ordered to pay more than £25,000 after being found guilty of failing to prevent controlled waste escaping from its premises.

Paper vertical form-fill-seal system aims for higher speeds

A new paper-only vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) technology for dry goods, able to produce both gable-top and ‘brick’-type sachets with dust-tight seals, is likely to expand further into windowed options and...

Collaboration optimises Xaar printheads

Industrial inkjet technology specialist Xaar used the Drupa show in Germany last month to announce its collaboration with Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) to deliver and sell drive electronics and ink...

Continuous inkjet printers get enhanced features

Linx Printing Technologies has extended its recently-launched Linx 8900 CIJ (continuous inkjet) printer range with the introduction of two models, which further enhance their capabilities in the food and drink sectors.

Labeller can wrap around corners

Industrial printer supplier Videojet has launched a Corner Wrap applicator for its 9550 ‘print and apply’ labeller.

Photoelectric sensors raise packaging machine safety

An automated safety solution to solve a common problem on packaging machines has been developed by industrial safety specialist Sick.

Combination 'food-to-go' packs now in smaller sizes

Packaging supplier Colpac has expanded its range of Combione packaging in direct response to foodservice and retail demand for more varied packaging sizes for the ‘food-to-go’ market.

Semi-automatic sealer launched for skin-deep packs

What is claimed to be the world’s first semi-automatic tray sealer for skin-deep packs, has been introduced by Proseal.

World's lightest aluminium seafood can

Pioneering development work at Ardagh Group’s specialist aluminium can plant in Cuxhaven, north Germany, has resulted in the production of the world’s lightest aluminium seafood can.

Integrated printers give cost savings

The Cercle Vert group, a distributor of food and non-food products in the Paris area, has integrated Printronix line matrix printers into the heart of its IT system, saving it €1M...

Packaging distributor creates jobs

A new food packaging distribution centre has created 15 jobs at Ferrybridge in West Yorkshire, with further recruitment planned for later this year, according to Taylor Davis, which opened it.

Canned drinks: product differentiation more affordable

Various options for making a beverage can distinctive in terms of graphics, structure and additional features are becoming more affordable and will change the way brands differentiate themselves over the...