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Stretching the processes of packaging product innovation

A research project at Portsmouth University is compiling a picture of how UK product innovation relates to investment in process, including packaging equipment.


It’s fibre’s turn!

With the prospect of fibre recommendations rising to 30g a day for adults from 24g a day, how can diets be adjusted to bring average intakes up from the current...


Never mind free sugar, what about the fibre?

Judging from the press coverage it received, it would be easy to get the impression that the recommendations to halve the total daily energy intake derived from free sugars in...

Hearing damage: the unseen danger

Many workers in the food and drink manufacturing sector are being exposed to dangerous levels of noise that could cause permanent damage to their hearing, according to the Health and...

Wrights Food opts for wireless sensor technology

Wrights Food Group has selected wireless sensing technology to help improve energy efficiency and reduce costs at its new £6M confectionery site in Crewe, which also makes ready meals, desserts,...

‘Abuse resistent’ bags for hard food

A new generation of multilayer coextruded bags is available from Cryovac to pack hard and very hard product segments in fresh red meat, cheese and smoked and processed meats.

A wide range of packaging machinery for bakers

Multivac will be exhibiting a wide range of packaging equipment for bakery products, cakes, pastries and snacks at the iba show, which takes place in Munich from September 12 to 17.

Progress in flexible pack design

Significant progress has been made in new designs of flexible packaging with improved recyclability, according to resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting, which is leading a collaborative research and development project...

Ideal Foods makes use of ACS&T facilities in Grimsby

Ideal Foods, a specialist supplier of whitefish, shellfish and tuna based in Liskeard, Cornwall, has selected food logistics firm ACS&T to supply blast freezing and cold storage services in Grimsby...

Tomra’s test centre simulates cold conditions

Tomra Sorting Solutions can now test the performance of its equipment for all individually quick frozen (IQF) products in a true-to life environment, following the installation of a new 56m2...

Cranswick opts for green heat pumps

Pork processor Cranswick Country Foods has invested £4M in a new industrial refrigeration system at its pig abattoir in Watton, Norfolk, which to date has reduced its energy costs by...

Eco-friendly R290 flake ice making machine launched

Hubbard Systems has launched the Scotsman MF 57, a modular flake ice machine that runs on an eco-friendly hydrocarbon refrigerant R290, in response to increasing pressure to reduce industry's environmental impact.

Personal protection in dangerous situations

A powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) has been launched by Dräger for food and beverage manufacturers. The X-plore 8000 has evolved from advanced technology developed by the company to ensure...

Robotic grader for fish and poultry

Weighing and packing equipment specialist Ishida Europe has extended its portfolio of kit for poultry, meat and fish packaging with the addition of a novel system that improves yield and...

First Milk cheese plant completes first stage of AD

The first stage in a large sustainability project at one of the UK's largest cheese creameries operated by First Milk has been completed by anaerobic digestion (AD) treatment specialist Clearfleau.

New powder will replace ‘real food’

A new powder launched in the UK claims to contain all of the relevant nutrients, vitamins and minerals the human body needs and will replace food.

French maize firm offers a nut taste without the need for nuts

A novel maize product which gives products a nutty flavour without the use of nuts, will be launched by Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) at next month’s IBA bakery trade fair,...

Guest article

Food manufacturing: six steps to create value

Times are tough in the European food sector, plagued by industry overcapacity, consumer price sensitivity, grocery price wars and retailer pressure on manufacturers’ economics. But taking six practical steps will...

Aldi probes dead caterpillar in tomato tin

Discount retailer Aldi has been forced to apologise to a customer who found a dead caterpillar in one of its tomato tins.

How Modern Slavery Act affects food and drink firms

Big businesses – including food and drink manufacturers – will soon be forced to set out their plans to guarantee their supply chains are free from modern slavery, following new...

CCE ‘in multi-billion pound merger talks’

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has refused to confirm or deny whether it is in a three-way multi-billion pound discussion to combine its operations with two other European Coca-Cola bottling firms.

Food and drink ‘havoc’ after minimum wage rise

Implementing the National Living Wage could wreak havoc across the UK’s food and drink industry, the credit rating agency Moody’s warned before several major UK manufacturers raised their concerns....

Calais crisis could sink Scottish seafood firms

Scottish seafood businesses could be forced into bankruptcy due to the traffic chaos at Channel ports, as a top UK business group warns of the mounting financial impact of delays...

End Calais chaos to protect Scottish seafood exports

The UK government and French authorities must do more to resolve the transport chaos around Calais, says the Scottish government after holding a crisis meeting yesterday to probe the impact...

Better veterinary medicines regulations needed

Improved veterinary medicine regulations are needed urgently to help the EU safeguard food supplies and protect human health, according to a recent conference.

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