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‘Smart’ technology leads war against drinks fraud

Drinks’ producers are making considerable advances in the war against counterfeiting and the protection of their intellectual property (IP) rights, a leading lawyer in the field has claimed.

Food company leased packaging equipment use set to rise

The use of leased packaging equipment and other kit in the food industry could increase, according to wrapping supplier TrakRap.

Over 100 firefighters battle glass factory blaze

More than 100 firefighters battled a blaze at a glass factory in Leeds, which manufactures bottles for drinks.

Bernard Matthews blasts off with Thunderbirds range

Bernard Matthews has agreed to a licensing deal with ITV to produce Thunderbirds Are Go turkey products, as the turkey producer blasts off it’s first-ever licensed range.


Many small food firms are using illegal labels

Many small food and drink manufacturers could soon be breaking the law – if they are not already – by putting misleading and, therefore, illegal information on their packs.

Food fraud fears on nutritional labels

Thousands of small food and drink manufacturers, including many of the 40,000 artisan producers in the UK supplying directly to consumers, could be breaking the law for illegal nutritional labelling...

‘May contain’ labels to be reassessed

‘May contain’ precautionary labelling of foods for the accidental presence of allergens could become far more useful for those suffering allergies, as scientists develop a “risk management toolbox” for industry, covering threshold...

Antimicrobial growth led by clean-label

The use of in-pack antimicrobials and other forms of active packaging is likely to be driven over the next few years by both the shelf-life requirements of ‘clean-label’ formulations with...

Innocent Drinks in recycling innovation

A waste management finance scheme based on Packaging Recovery Notes (PRNs), which links a producer’s obligated payments with specific recycling investments, is set to support Innocent Drinks in a move...

Border Biscuits doubles output with automated flowrapping line

Border Biscuits has doubled production for one of the main sectors it serves, following the installation of new packaging line at its Lanarkshire site.

Sharding of plastic film on packs is overcome

The problem of ‘sharding’, where the plastic film covering packs of prepared fruit and salads tears apart upon opening, has been overcome by Sealed Air using its Cryovac Sealappeal product.

System checks integrity of cans inline

InterVision Global has released the inline CanCheck inspection system for checking the integrity of food canning lines during manufacture.

Palletisation of artisan loaves is 'revolutionised'

Speciality Breads is said to have revolutionised the palletising of artisan loaves with the installation of a second-user robotic system from Pacepacker.

World’s first canned real ale, cheered by CAMRA

Moor Beer’s canned beer is the first in the world to be granted accreditation from the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

Christmas launches lead food NPD – photogallery

Christmas launches lead this month’s latest photogallery of new product development (NPD) in the food and drink industry, ranging from the weird and wonderful to more traditional offerings.

Integrated vision comes into focus

The pressure on the food industry to align more with the automation, quality control, traceability and wider security standards of sectors such as pharmaceuticals appears to be feeding through, at...

Compostable films are still way off mainstream prices

The range of fully-compostable films just launched in the UK by Israeli company TIPA illustrates the challenge facing the latest generation of biodegradables.

Carbonated drinks get filling flexibility

Bottle filling accuracy, along with production flexibility and sustainability are crucial for the packaging of carbonated soft drinks (CSD) in polyethylene terephthalate (PET), claims equipment supplier Sidel.

Tesco poultry split-pack reduces waste

Fresh food packaging manufacturer Linpac has teamed up with Tesco and chicken processor Cargill to launch a new split pack for poultry that addresses portion control and food waste concerns.

PPMA Total Show 2016 preview

Pouch coding system meets growth in demand

A pouch feeding and coding system that can personalise codes at twice the speed of its existing kit, will be unveilled by Rotech.

PPMA Total Show 2016 preview

Cost-effective coding and printing on packs

Allen Coding will be demonstrating a wide range of equipment for primary, secondary and tertiary packaging applications at the show.

PPMA Total Show 2016 preview

Automated test for metal detectors

To assist food manufacturers safeguard brand reputation and uphold product integrity and consumer confidence, Fortress will unveil the latest version of its Halo automatic metal detection test technology at this...

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Labels printed and applied in a single action

Codes for food and drink packaging will be displayed by Interactive Coding Equipment (ICE), with highlights including the company’s Zodiac thermal transfer printer, Scorpion and Viper thermal inkjet printers and...

PPMA Total Show 2016 preview

Automation will offset manufacturers’ rising labour costs

Endoline Machinery will showcase its range of entry level case erectors and sealer systems in a bid to cater to the growing demand for automation with fast return on investment,...

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Fully-automated case-loading line is launched

Pacepacker Services will use the show to announce its latest collaboration with Endoline on a fully-automated case loading line branded E-Pac, which is designed to address the challenges of rising...