All news articles for June 2021

The EU is to push back its ban on UK chilled meat entering Northern Ireland

EU to push back chilled meat ban

By James Ridler

UK meat firms will be allowed to continue supply retailers in Northern Ireland with chilled processed meat products, as the EU moves to postpone the ban due to kick in this month.

Coca-Cola GB is rolling out 100% rPET on all its on-the-go bottles from September

The Complete Package

The Complete Package: June packaging trends

By Rod Addy

Coca-Cola GB's roll out of fully recycled rPET across on-the-go bottles, a water bottle that reminds consumers to keep drinking and Graphic Packaging's new dual-ovenable tray all feature among the latest packaging trends.

The pay dispute at British Sugar has sparked a ballot for strike action by Unite members

Unite threatens strike action at British Sugar

By James Ridler

Industrial action has been threatened across British Sugar’s factories in the east of England, after members of worker union Unite rejected a ‘not so sweet’ pay offer from the manufacturer.

Molson Coors has invested £25m in a new canning line and upgrades to beer and cider packaging

Molson Coors invests £25m in new canning line

By James Ridler

Molson Coors Beverage Company has invested £25m into a new hard seltzer canning line and upgrades to its beer and cider packaging facilities at its Burton-upon-Trent brewery.

The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry has opened a new EU office

CBD regulatory group opens EU office

By James Ridler

The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) has opened a new Brussels office as it expands its membership offering into the EU.

A worker at Len Wright Salads

Food manufacturers adopt industry 4.0 via Made Smarter

By Rod Addy

Potato producer Fylde Fresh and Fabulous, chocolate manufacturer Ye Olde Friars and cake and pudding maker Classic Desserts are among the latest businesses to sign up to the north west Made Smarter Adoption programme.

The Wyke Farms Wincanton site can pack up to 60t of product in 24 hours

Me & My Team

Me & My Team: inside track on Wyke Farms export hub

By Pete Hooper

An extension to Wyke Farms's Wincanton cheese store and export packing facility was completed in February 2021, transforming it into an export centre of excellence and the timing was perfect, says operations director Pete Hooper.

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