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Leicester football win celebrated in crisps and rum

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

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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.

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.

Linpac invests £1.2M in food packaging kit

Fresh food packaging manufacturer Linpac plans to invest £1.2M in machinery that will enable the firm to produce a further 200M expanded polystyrene (EPS) trays each year at its St...

Renewable carton use is set to rise

Tetra Pak believes it will sell more than 100M ‘green’ cartons this year, with most of the demand coming from European countries.

Compostable and biodegradable films face up to challenges

The future of compostable and biodegradable films in mainstream food is partly dependent on price differentials with oil-derived alternatives, partly on consumer education and end-of-life infrastructure, and partly on the...

Food firm to pay £37k for packaging blunder

Failure to comply with packaging waste regulations has cost a food manufacturer more than £37,000 after it was prosecuted.

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Patisserie cartons offer stylish presentation on-shelf

Two leading food packaging manufacturers have teamed up to create a premium range of patisserie cartons ideal for cakes, cream buns, gateaux and pastries.

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Speciality Breads installs turnkey pack line

Artisan baker Speciality Breads has opened a new £3M 3,000m2 factory in Margate, which features a fully automated turnkey packaging line producing around 1,000 cases of product a day.

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Sealer launched for very large trays

Heat sealing specialist Proseal has introduced a new tray sealer specifically designed to handle very large food trays. The GT5exSD can seal trays up to 400mm wide, making it ideal...

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Permeability meter checks for pack degradation

It's no secret that the flow of oxygen and water vapour through the walls of snack or confectionery packs is the main causes of product degradation and quality loss. It...

Smoothing the way for recycled trays

Despite the recent turbulence in recycling markets, recycled content in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) trays for meat and chilled foods remains as important as ever, reinforced by clearer regulatory status and...

Novel packaging suppliers are becoming ‘brand champions’

Innovative proposals from packaging suppliers are now more likely to be welcomed by customers, especially where those suppliers act as well-informed ‘brand champions’, tailoring their proposals, one drinks industry insider...

Bagging machine accident costs salad firm £61k

A salad manufacturing firm has been ordered to pay more than £61,000, after one of its workers lost the tips of two fingers in a bagging machine accident.

Glass bottle range to launch at packaging show

Creative packaging specialist Aegg will be launching its new glass bottle product range at the Packaging Innovations show, which takes place at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham from February 24–25.

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