All news articles for September 2016

Food manufacturers should review supply chain traceability for the Modern Slavery Act

Supply chain the key to Modern Slavery Act

By Matt Atherton

Food manufacturers were advised to review their supply chain traceability before the first report deadline under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 came into force last week (September 30).

Innocent Drinks is set to move out of gable top cartons into plastics

Innocent Drinks in recycling innovation

By Paul Gander

A waste management finance scheme based on Packaging Recovery Notes (PRNs), which links a producer’s obligated payments with specific recycling investments, is set to support Innocent Drinks in a move out of gable top cartons into plastics, and aims to...

Meurig Raymond called for a European equivalent to the Groceries Code Adjudicator

Euro grocery boss idea divides opinion

By Matt Atherton

European food and drink manufacturers’ organisation FoodDrinkEurope has failed to back calls for a European-wide Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA).

Fruit&Veggie: WFSI says its new concept combines the classic with the new.

Customised fruit and veg juices unveiled

By Noli Dinkovski

A range of juice contents and blends of fruits and vegetables, customised to specific target groups and consumption situations, has been unveiled by Wild Flavors & Specialty Ingredients (WFSI).

Amazon's Swansea distribution centre to hire 3,000 seasonal staff

Amazon creates 20,000 Christmas jobs

By Matt Atherton

Amazon plans to hire more than 20,000 temporary staff, including 3,000 at its distribution centre in Swansea, to cope with the Christmas rush.

Sharding of plastic film on packs is overcome

Sharding of plastic film on packs is overcome

By Rick Pendrous

The problem of ‘sharding’, where the plastic film covering packs of prepared fruit and salads tears apart upon opening, has been overcome by Sealed Air using its Cryovac Sealappeal product.

System checks integrity of cans inline

System checks integrity of cans inline

By Rick Pendrous

InterVision Global has released the inline CanCheck inspection system for checking the integrity of food canning lines during manufacture.

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