Environment

Food and drink manufacturers are being encouraged to eliminate their use of ‘mixed plastics’

UK recycling faces ‘mixed plastics’ challenge

By Paul Gander

Food and drink manufacturers are being encouraged to optimise their polyethylene terephthalate (PET) streams and eliminate their use of ‘mixed plastics’ to enable better recycling recovery rates.

MPs have urged the government to preserve standards on imports after Brexit

EFRA committee calls for food standards reassurance

By James Ridler

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has called on the Government to “put its money where its mouth is” and ensure imported food products are held to current British standards as part of any post-Brexit trade deal.

FSDF boss Shane Brennan is on a mission to raise the profile of the cold storage and distribution sector

Supply chain profile

FSDF’s road to recognition

By James Ridler

New FSDF chief executive Shane Brennan has set out on a journey to raise the profile of the cold storage and distribution sector.

Extreme weather this year has sparked price increases across a number of food items

Food prices rocket after extreme weather

By James Ridler

Extreme weather this year – punctuated by the warmest summer in living memory and a harsh, wet winter – will see food prices soar, analysts at the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) have claimed.

UKWA boss Peter Ward called for a change of legislation surrounding foods coming into the country

UKWA urges post-Brexit import inspection change

By James Ridler

The Government has been urged to adopt new legislation that allows foodstuffs entering the country to be inspected at inland premises, to ease the flow of goods into the country post-Brexit.

CCEP is pushing for a Deposit Return Scheme that avoids confusion for its customers

CCEP: deposit schemes need clarity

By Paul Gander

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is pressing for a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) in the UK that avoids any potential confusion for consumers, makes it easy for them to recover their deposits and is managed by a single not-for-profit company.

The heat is on: food firms must prepare for a changing regulatory climate

REFRIGERATION

Cool story heats up

By Rick Pendrous

As manufacturers are forced to switch to lower global warming potential refrigerants, they also face other engineering challenges.

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