All news articles for March 03, 2014

De Hollander has quit his role at the helm of Young's Seafood to take up a leadership position at an unnamed firm outside the sector

Young’s Seafood boss quits

By Laurence Gibbons

Young’s Seafood boss Leendert de Hollander has stood down from his role to take up a senior leadership position at an unnamed firm outside the seafood industry.

Added sugar is an unnecessary source of calories

Letter to the editor: 'Industry must get its act together on sugar'

By Graham MacGregor

Sir, Action on Sugar is a group of specialists concerned with sugar and its effects on health. We aim to reach a consensus with the food industry and government over the harmful effects of a high sugar diet, and bring about a reduction in the amount of...

Ishida launches new Weigher/bagmaker

Weigher/bagmaker with promise of fast payback

A range of entry-level weigher/bagmaker combination units has been developed by Ishida Europe. The units are said to offer an economic, medium-speed solution for food manufacturers, thus delivering a fast payback on a reduced investment cost while ensuring...

Premier Foods launches new Bisto seasonal recipes

’Tis the season for a recipe campaign

A campaign of seasonal recipes by Premier Foods’s gravy brand Bisto has been assisted by the use of multi-page leaflet labels. The labels are called Fix-a-Form and were developed by packaging and promotion firm Denny Bros and digital packaging firm Pulse...

Non-hazardous ink launched for food products

New ink addresses contamination risks

A mineral oil-free (MOF) black ink has been developed by Domino to address increasing concerns about the migration of printing inks and mineral oils onto the carton board and food packaging.

Bright future ahead for carton recycling

Get on top of the recycling game

It will be easier to recycle cartons in future, thanks to the launch of a new product from Tetra Pak, which lets consumers detach plastic tops from carton sleeves, enabling them to be recycled separately

Behaviour change in consumers is the third stage of action for the CCC

Carlsberg: probably the best sustainable supplier rethink

By Paul Gander

Denmark’s Carlsberg Group is creating a new model for supply chain co-operation on sustainability, with targets for achieving ‘cradle-to-cradle’ certified packaging in different materials every year for the next three years.

The role of packaging in preventing food waste is not widely understood

‘We need leadership on food waste’

By Paul Gander

Ambitions to build on the UK’s 21% reduction in avoidable domestic food waste recorded since 2007, and recognition of packaging’s role in facilitating such change, are being undercut by lack of central government commitment, specific targets and funding,...

Gambica offer energy reduction advice

Energy experts at Drives and Controls 2014

Gambica, the UK trade body for instrumentation, control, automation and laboratory technology, will host a pavilion at the Drives & Controls Exhibition, at the NEC in Birmingham, from April 8-10. Gambica’s deputy director Steve Brambley will give...

Salad firm makes 'substantial' energy savings

Salad grower slashes energy by 50%

Salad grower and packer Glinwell has reported “substantial” energy savings by upgrading its existing compressed air supply to Atlas Copco GA 15 FF VSD+ compressor

Confectionery firm widens product offering

New depositor makes more sophisticated candy

Baker Perkins has enhanced its product and process development capability for the confectionery industry with the installation of a new laboratory-scale depositor in its Innovation Centre. It can handle three components of hard or soft candy simultaneously,...

Chocolate firm boasts complete traceability

Metal detectors now 'redundant'

nstalling Russell Finex's Eco self-cleaning filters and compact sieves has given Godiva Chocolatier complete traceability back to any contamination source.

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