All news articles for November 2019

Quick pulse heat uses alternating focused heat and water cooling to form a narrow seal

Heat sealing method for bags unveiled by GIC

By Paul Gander

UK machinery manufacturer GIC is now able to integrate quick pulse heat (QPH) sealing into its bagging equipment, improving production and materials efficiency.

The EU’s single-use plastics directive requires all PET bottles to contain at least 25% rPET by 2025

Brands bite the bullet on recycled plastic price

By Paul Gander

Regulatory and consumer pressure is likely to mean brand owners and retailers remaining committed to using recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) in their bottles, despite being more expensive than virgin polymer.

Could Towerbrook win a bidding war for Fox's?

Fox’s sale key to 2 Sisters’ turnaround plans

By Dan Colombini

2 Sisters Food Group’s disposal of the Fox’s Biscuits business will be key to a major turnaround at the firm after it posted an upturn in performance for the fourth quarter of this year, experts have claimed.

Access tot talent is one of the leading factors in a business's decision to invest in R&D

Innovation impacted by access to talent

By James Ridler

Access to talent and the impact of Brexit were two of the biggest factors affecting investment in research and development (R&D), according to new findings from business performance consultancy Ayming.

The products will all be encased in a widely recyclable card sleeve and clear compostable film

Mars launches vegan Galaxy bars

By Dan Colombini

Confectionery giant Mars is to launch its first vegan chocolate product under the Galaxy brand in the UK later this month.

Proposals concerning chlorates in food and drinking water are to extend in to 2020

EU chlorates debate to extend into 2020

By Rod Addy

European Commission (EC) proposals concerning chlorates in food and drinking water look set to be debated into 2020, according to chief executive of the Chilled Food Association Kaarin Goodburn.

Regulation on phage usage needs to be examined on a case by case basis, claimed an expert

Clarity urged on phage use

By Rod Addy

A weapon to fight listeria in ready-to-eat foods can keep being sold in the EU under a European Court of Justice Order, but more rulings are needed to support similar solutions, one expert claims.

Wrights’ £7m investment supported job creation

Wrights Food Group completes £7m investment

By James Ridler

Wrights Food Group has completed a £7m investment programme at its manufacturing sites in Crewe, supporting the creation of new jobs and new contracts.

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