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Healthier snacks now eaten by more than half of consumers

More than half of UK consumers now eat healthier packaged snacks – such as rice cakes, cereal bars and nuts – at least once a day, a survey has found.

M&S slashes plastic used in snack packaging

Marks & Spencer (M&S) is to slash to amount of plastic used in food packaging for more than 140 of its products, in a move that would save 75t of...

Coke boss gives packaging sustainability advice

Coca-Cola European Partners’ (CCEP’s) head of sustainability Nick Brown is urging food and drink manufacturers to reform recycled packaging collection systems, as his business steps up its recycling programme.

Forklift accident costs packaging firm £80k

A company that makes packaging for the food and drink industry has been fined £80,000 for health and safety failings, after a forklift truck struck a worker.

Coca-Cola launches sustainable packaging strategy

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is to double the amount of recycled plastic in all of its bottles by 2020, as part of a new sustainable packaging strategy revealed Wednesday (July 12).

Packaging’s role in cutting food losses

Alongside its vast array of machinery and materials, May’s Interpack show in Germany intensified the focus on the human and environmental impacts of food waste and the vital role that...

Queen opens £30M water bottling plant extension

The Queen has officially opened a £30M extension to the Highland Spring bottling plant in Blackford, Perthshire.

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Tyrrells rebrands popcorn shelf-ready packaging

Snack maker Tyrrells has rebranded the shelf-ready packaging (SRP) used for its entire portfolio of Poshcorn popcorn.

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Vertical form, fill and seal advances

GEA’s latest vertical form, fill and seal (VFFS) packaging systems were on display at the recent Interpack show in Düsseldorf, Germany. 

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Dual-lane biscuit packer launch

Innovation in biscuit packaging was a highlight of Bosch’s stand at the recent Interpack show held in Düsseldorf. It came in the form of a dual-lane version of its ‘two-in-one’...

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Thermal transfer overprinting solves Irwin's Bakery bottlenecks

Irwin’s Bakery, based at Portadown in Northern Ireland, which makes a variety of loaves, biscuits and other baked goods, has overcome a coding system production bottleneck, thanks to the installation...

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Arla Foods standardises printers across its dairies

Arla Foods has been working with label and marking software supplier NiceLabel on the standardisation of labels on the industrial printers at its 70-plus dairies around the globe. 

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Print ink adheres to greasy surfaces

An ink that can adhere to substrates covered with oily or greasy films has been developed by Linx Printing Technologies and is said to ideal for a variety of food...

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Inkjet printer predicts faults

Using advanced predictive capabilities, including what it claims is an industry-first ink build-up sensor, the new Videojet 1860 continuous inkjet printer (CIJ) is said to provide up to eight hours...

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Steam packaging film extends product shelf-life

A new packaging film for steamed food that is claimed not only to increase the shelf-life of fresh produce packed in it, but also to reduce the in-pack cooking time,...

Coca-Cola recycles 10,000t of plastic a year

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has reused more than 50,000t of plastic from about 2bn bottles for its portfolio of products sold in Britain in the past five years, claimed the...

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.

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