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Form-fill-seal kit offers users 'enhanced integrity'

Paramount Packaging Systems (PPS) the distributor of Fuji Machinery Company’s horizontal and vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) equipment in the UK and Ireland has reported increasing demand for its Alpha VII flow-wrapping...

Sausage maker raises its output with tray sealer

Irish sausage maker Arthur Mallon Foods, based in County Monaghan, has upgraded its equipment with a top seal tray sealer from Packaging Automation (PA), enabling the company to increase production...

Permeability of packs is checked

The latest VI vapour permeability meters from Versaperm can show users just how well their packaging is performing.

New pots for food-to-go at Tesco

Food packaging suppliers Faerch Plast and Colpac recently joined forces to develop a new pack design in conjunction with fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor for a new Tesco food-to-go range.

Low-charge ammonia chiller is successfully tested

Star Refrigeration has successfully tested its latest low-charge ammonia Azanechiller 2.0 at the company’s Westway factory at Renfrew in Scotland.

Brewer chills out with high quality beers

Beavertown Brewery, a fast-growing London craft brewery, is making use of high-performance temperature control systems from ICS Cool Energy to meet its cooling requirements.

Cooling system energy check service launched

A specialist energy surveillance service has been launched by Industrial Refrigeration Services (IRS) to help large food manufacturers plan for a greener future with a reduced carbon footprint and energy...

Gilsons bakery installs spiral freezers

UK bakery Gilsons, based at Kettering in Northamptonshire, has invested in two spiral systems from freezing and chilling equipment manufacturer Starfrost to help it introduce new products and boost capacity...

Double-ball mould depositor extends the range of lollipops possible

The range of confectionery that can be made using the depositing process has increased with the introduction of new mould technology for the Baker Perkins ServoForm depositor.

Radnor Hills raises its bottling line output

Drinks maker Radnor Hills has increased capacity from 175M to 300M bottles a year, thanks to the installation of a new bottling line that makes use of an energy efficient...

Faccenda reduces chicken giveaway

Chicken processor Faccenda Foods has installed a flexible and space-efficient system for the accurate weighing and packing of chicken legs and drumsticks.

Fluid-repellant anti-bacterial surfaces developed

Using inspiration from nature, a team of European researchers has harnessed new photonics technology to develop what they claim is the first fluid-repellent, antibacterial, metal surface, which is likely to...

Cheese firm rebuilds factory destroyed in fire

Abergavenny Fine Foods opened its new factory on July 7, a year after fire destroyed the company’s goat’s cheese production at Blaenavon, south east Wales.

Samworth union row intensifies after ‘bullying’ letter

Samworth Brothers’ long-running dispute with a bakers’ union is set to intensify after the manufacturer was accused of circulating a “bullying” letter to its workers, in a bid to sign...

Hilton Food Group performs 'in line with expectations'

Hilton Food Group is forecast by city analyst Shore Capital to make a pre-tax profit for 2016 of £34.6M, following a trading update for the 28 weeks ended July 17...

Beef and lamb exports to US, worth millions, step closer

The UK is a step closer to unlocking a new multi-million pound US market for British beef and lamb, after the US agreed to review restrictions on red meat imports.

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News in brief

Firefighters tackle flour mill fire

A fire at a food manufacturing site in Peterborough was battled by fire fighters in the early hours of Monday morning (July 25).

McDonald’s to create 5,000 jobs by 2017

McDonald’s plans to create over 5,000 new jobs in the UK by the end of next year, despite consumer confidence falling to a 21-year low, according to a new survey.

Hungry House: Dragons’ Den top food firm – so far

The most successful food business backed by investors from the hit TV show Dragons’ Den is Hungry House, the takeaway online delivery service, according to research by business data site Company Check....

Brexit impact

Freight transport group calls for PM to prioritise logistics

Freight Transport Association (FTA) boss David Wells has urged Prime Minister (PM) Theresa May to prioritise the logistics industry in Brexit talks with the EU. 

British beer sales kick-off with Euro 2016 football

An extra 31M pints of beer were sold between April and June, mainly thanks to the month-long televised feast of European Championship football – despite England’s failure at the second...

Gangmaster loses licence for ‘skimming’ pay

A Shropshire-based fresh produce recruitment agency has been stripped of its licence for systematically ‘skimming’ workers’ pay, resulting in employees receiving less than the national minimum wage.

Manufacturing Oscar winners explain business boost

Winning a Food Manufacture Excellence Award (FMEA) won widespread industry recognition and boosted team morale, according to five of last year’s leading Oscar winners. There’s still time match their achievements...

Amazon drone tests set to take off

Amazon is to test the viability of drone delivery in the UK, in partnership with the UK government.

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