All news articles for August 2021

Recalls can be prevented by safeguarding against 'never events' in the factory

Preventing recalls by avoiding ‘never events’

By James Ridler

Up to half of all food and drink recalls could be prevented by avoiding ‘never events’, easily preventable packaging and labelling mistakes that trigger an allergen related recall, management consultancy RQA has claimed.

New launches, rebrands and developments in materials feature in this packaging round-up

Packaging round-up: Rebrands and new developments

By James Ridler

New recyclable packaging at TruffleHunter, the development of paper-based bags at Bauck and a ‘first of its kind’ integrated bottle cap all feature in this round-up of food and drink packaging developments.

The Tollcross factory has been hit by successive job cuts in the past few years

Pladis: Tollcross factory closure planned for 2022

By Rod Addy

Pladis, the biscuit and snacks manufacturer behind brands such as Jacob's, Go ahead and Carr's has confirmed its intention to close its Tollcross factory in Glasgow, hitting 468 jobs.

NWFE's brands include Wild West and Cruga

Valeo agrees to acquire meat snacks group NWFE

By Rod Addy

Valeo Foods Group - owner of Rowse Honey, Kettle crisps and Jacob's biscuits - has agreed to acquire meat snacks producer New World Foods Europe (NWFE) from Australia-based entrepreneur Tony Quinn.

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