All news articles for March 2016

Natural milkshakes in Tetra Pak Prisma cartons

Natural milkshakes in Tetra Pak Prisma cartons

By Rick Pendrous

Newcastle drinks brand Canny is planning to revive the flavoured milk category with the launch of what it claims is the UK’s first 100% naturally-flavoured milkshake.

Stand-up pouches used for slow-cooked foods

Stand-up pouches used for slow-cooked foods

By Rick Pendrous

Asda’s Butcher's Selection new premium slow-cooked meal range, made by Kerry Foods at its Attleborough site, comes in stand-up pouches supplied by FFP.

Textured labels produced digitally

Textured labels produced digitally

By Rick Pendrous

A novel inkjet approach, which allows label printers to print a wide variety of digitally textured labels just by using high opacity white ink on its N610i digital colour label press, has been introduced by Domino Digital Printing Solutions.

Asda relaunches its Italian range

Asda relaunches its Italian range

By Rick Pendrous

Faerch Plast worked closely with own-label food manufacturer Greencore to give Asda’s core Italian chilled ready meal range a makeover with new black and green dual-colour trays made from high quality crystalline polyethylene terephthalate.

Powder tester

Powder testing on show at Powtech

By Rick Pendrous

Powder characterisation specialist Freeman Technology will launch its uniaxial powder tester (UPT) at the Powtech 2016 exhibition, which takes places in Nuremberg, Germany from April 19 to April 21.

Microbrewery checks cleanliness

Microbrewery checks cleanliness

By Rick Pendrous

Langham Brewery, a microbrewery situated between Midhurst and Petworth in West Sussex, is using products from Hygiena International to test the effectiveness of its cleaning procedures.

Sorter picker

Meat sector embraces Industry 4.0

By Rick Pendrous

Software, image processing and automation systems for tomorrow's production environments will be displayed by the CSB group at IFFA, the international meat industry trade fair, which takes place in Frankfurt from May 7 to 12.

Rear-post bulk bag filler

Rear-post bulk bag filler reduces operator strain

By Rick Pendrous

A new rear-post bulk bag filler, which features a swing-down fill head that pivots to the operator at floor level for safe, ergonomic spout connections, has been introduced by Flexicon Europe. The bag filler also has a low-profile loading deck that allows...

Rick Pendrous

Sugar soft drinks tax: a ‘dead cat’ distraction

By Rick Pendrous

George Osborne’s announcement of a sugar tax on soft drinks in last month's budget took everyone by complete surprise. Cynics were quick to accuse him of blatantly trying to deflect attention from declining growth forecasts.

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