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'On-the-go' rosé in pouches for ease of use

French wine maker Vignerons Catalans has launched its Ville Soleil rosé in 1.5 litre pouches as well as bottles and bag-in-boxes

Ishida gets high visitor interest at Interpack show

Ishida Europe is celebrating what it claims is the most successful Interpack ever, including orders of over €3M secured at the show for its snack systems, multihead weighers and checkweighers.

Electric tray sealers cut pneumatic costs by 98%

When its retail customer Tesco requested a pack format change from flow wrapping to heat-sealed punnets, APS Salads took the opportunity to install electric tray sealers at its production sites...

Fast reactions in primary packs

Response times in industrial automation applications on primary packaging equipment have been reduced to just one microsecond (1µs) with Bernecker + Rainer’s (B&R’s) Reaction technology.

Control speed and quality in bagging

Vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) for light product, whether crisps or salad, is one of those areas where line speed, handling and quality control have to be balanced against each other. In...


Vast majority of food firms unprepared for FIR

The vast majority (80%) of food manufacturers are not prepared for the labelling changes needed before the Food Information to Consumers Regulation (FIR) takes effect on December 13 2014, according to Campden BRI.

£73,000 bill for ‘appalling’ safety at packaging firm

A firm that makes plastic food packaging has been ordered to pay more than £73,000, after its “appalling” safety standards led to a worker’s injury.

Man packaging: not for girls?

From Yorkie bars to Coke Zero, the food industry has shown itself to be sceptical about the role of gender-orientated packaging – particularly where it targets men. But a new...

Food and drink brands catch World Cup fever

A nationwide World Cup BBQ party beckons, with shoppers set to stock up on food and drink ahead of the England football team’s opening match with Italy on Saturday, Tesco...

Think before you shoot with World Cup branding

Food and drink manufacturers should think before they shoot before rushing to jump on the World Cup bandwagon or they might risk scoring an own-goal, warns MMR Research Worldwide (MMR).

Packaging will play key role in food sustainability

Packaging’s role in food chain sustainability needs to be better understood, says Alyson Magee.

CCE to change 300,000 festival-goers recycling habits

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) will attempt to change the recycling habits of over 300,000 people at UK music festivals this summer, according to the firm’s director for recycling.

Pizza box concept permits flexibility in use

A new pizza box concept has been introduced by plastic packaging specialist Faerch Plast, in which the base is produced from crystalline polyethylene terephthalate (CPET) for use in ovens -...

Ragú first to use new barrier pack

The latest addition to the range of one of Britain’s oldest pasta sauces, Ragú, has become the first UK product to go on-shelf in a new type of oxygen barrier...

Yeo Valley adopts unique lid coding system

Chadwicks has developed a lidding system for a range of Yeo Valley dairy products that applies a unique code. The code, which is only revealed when the polyester lid is...

Chocs and biscuits get wrapped

Chocolate, confectionery and biscuit makers in the UK are being targeted with new flowrapping equipment from Ulma Packaging.

Recycle-friendly label stock makes a splash in Europe

In a boost for beverage brand owners wanting to increase the recyclability of their plastics and recyclers wanting to maximise their yields, new pressure-sensitive label materials which disengage at the...

Food firms slam local government labelling criticism

Food and drink manufacturers have rejected claims from the Local Government Association (LGA) that they are contributing to Britain’s obesity crisis by failing to back traffic light labelling.

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CCE’s tartan bottle a ‘fantastic endorsement’ for Scotland

Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE) new tartan bottle is a “fantastic endorsement” for Homecoming Year for Scotland, according to first minister Alex Salmond.


Traffic light labels: 'not the answer to obesity'

Now that common sense has been confirmed by a consumer survey that traffic light labelling is confusing and misleading, maybe the Department of Health (DH) should sit up, take stock...

Concerns rise over inks on ovenable films

The fledgling market for printed ovenable and microwaveable food-contact films is at risk from companies choosing to use or specify inks which can indirectly form carcinogens in food at high...

Women drawn to personalised food products

Women are more than four times as likely to purchase food and drink products with personalised or gender-specific packaging as men, according to a study of over 500 marketing and...

Paper packaging has a bright future, say Swedish researchers

In a new report, Swedish researchers have suggested what the industry for paper packaging and other pulp-derived products, including bio-based barrier and shaping, might look in 15 years’ time.

Rise in red labels will discourage consumers

Consumers need to be “trained” by brands and retailers to understand nutrition label changes, following increased pressure to reduce fat, salt and sugar, new research has shown.

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Food packaging firm appoints Sainsbury’s buyer

Shropshire food packaging firm TCL Packaging has appointed Kay Culley as its new purchasing manager.