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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...

Sensors on Glenfiddich stills prevent frothy spills

William Grant & Sons Distillers, producer of the Glenfiddich single malt brand, has installed the latest instrumentation from Siemens at its Dufftown Distillery in the Highlands of Scotland.

Food donation guide for manufacturers launched

A guide offering food manufacturers practical advice on how to donate food surpluses to food banks has been launched by three trade organisations.

Brexit: food firms need integrated supply chains

An integrated supply chain that standardises legislation, systems, policies, and engineering methods is needed post-Brexit, according to a leading university academic.

Brexit impact

Brexit could result in ‘stable food prices’ but views differ

Food prices could remain low fuelled by intense competition by retailers despite Brexit, a leading economist has claimed.

Brexit impact

Brexit risks euro backlash against British goods

The Food and Drink Exporters Association (FDEA) has warned of a possible “consumer backlash” against British products in Europe, after Britons’ shock vote to quit the EU.

Scottish government pledges £500k fund to end food poverty

A new £500,000 food fund aimed to eradicate food poverty by encouraging more sustainable and repectful approaches to food provision, claimed a Scottish minister.

New £2M food distribution centre will create 20 jobs

Troy Foods’s new £2M distribution hub in West Yorkshire will create 20 new jobs.

Samworth Brothers boss: ‘Pay changes prompted by staff’

Samworth Brothers chief executive Alex Knight has said proposed changes to workers’ pay and conditions were prompted by staff concerns.

Nestlé appoints German healthcare firm boss as ceo

Chocolate giant Nestlé has appointed former German healthcare company Fresenius boss Ulf Mark Schneider as its new ceo.

Brexit impact

Greene King warns of fall in consumer confidence over Brexit

Greene King, the brewer and pub operator, has warned that consumer confidence will be hit by Brexit.

Brexit impact

EU trade deal to be delayed by ‘east Europeans’

The vested interests of east European Member States will delay and frustrate the UK’s bid to conclude a swift trade deal with the EU, an EU insider told a meeting organised...

Crisp maker Tyrrells to create 120 jobs in Australia

Tyrrells, the English crisp brand, is to create 120 manufacturing jobs in Melbourne, Australia.


Brexit: ‘Scotland open for business’ with Europe

Scotland is open for business and will continue working with colleagues across Europe, Scottish rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing has said.

Brexit: ‘knock off’ protected food status threat

Markets could be swarmed with “knock-offs” of classic regional British foods such as Cornish pasties and clotted cream thanks to the UK’s decision to leave the EU, according to market...

Brexit: UK beef prices fall as imports set to rise

A year of static sales and falling beef prices has created an “intensely” competitive marketplace, according to meat manufacturer Dovecote Park, as analysts warned that the price of meat imported...

Butcher supplier Dalziel buys Burma Bacon

Retail butchery specialist Dalziel has acquired Staffordshire-based Burma Bacon Supplies for an undisclosed sum.

Food workers union backs Jeremy Corbyn

The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) has voiced strong support for embattled Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, after a wave of resignations from his shadow cabinet, including food and...

Groceries code boss claims progress but needs tip offs

Groceries Code boss Christine Tacon claims significant progress had been made in enforcing the Groceries Supply Code of Practice but urged suppliers to share information more freely.

Lightning strike causes fireball at food waste plant

A lightning strike that ignited a huge methane gas fireball at a food waste management site in Oxfordshire has caused £250,000 of damage.

Frozen fish firm fined £500k for fatal injuries

A frozen fish firm has been ordered to pay more than £500,000 last week (June 24) after an employee suffered fatal injuries.

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