Packaging & Labelling

Saputo Dairy UK is to remove non-recyclable cover papers from its Clover, Utterly Butterly and Country Life Spreadable products

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Saputo UK ditches non-recyclable cover papers

By Gwen Ridler

Saputo Dairy UK is to remove non-recyclable cover papers from three of its most popular spreadable products, eliminating 44 tonnes of unnecessary packaging.

Barcodes have been laser-etched into Tesco's extra-large avocados. Image: Tesco

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Laser-etched labels trialled on Tesco avocado range

By Gwen Ridler

Supermarket giant Tesco is trialling the use of laser-etched labels on its extra-large avocado range as part of plans to reduce plastic and the environmental impact of the line.

The move away from plastic packaging is too slow, claimed Aquapak. Image: Getty, tolgart

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Transition away from plastic packaging ‘too slow’

By Gwen Ridler

The transition away from plastic packaging in consumer goods is moving too slowly despite pledges from across the food and drink industry to use ‘environmentally friendly’ alternatives, according to a new study by Aquapak.

Among the new launches are Quorn's new recipe for its cocktail sausages and Graze's themed boxes

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New investments and new innovations

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture rounds up the latest new product launches which includes a £10m investment from Highland Spring, pea protein peanut butter from Whole Earth, themed boxes from Graze, and more…

Two thirds of Brits believe Easter eggs contain too much packaging. Credit: Getty/Pollyana Ventura

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69% of Brits say Easter egg packaging is excessive

By Bethan Grylls

While Britain is a nation of chocolate lovers, two thirds of consumers believe chocolate eggs comprise too much packaging – yet despite concerns over sustainability and inflation, we’ll still be dipping into our pockets for the sweet stuff.

Nestlé’s has announced it's vision: that none of its packaging ends up in landfills or as litter

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Nestle's landfill-free packaging vision

By Bethan Grylls

This Global Recycling Day, Nestlé has emphasised its intention to support better waste management – an area which it believes needs further investment to facilitate packaging recycling on mass, alongside ‘enabling regulation’ set by government.

We mustn't forget our most important trading partner, says the FDF. Credit: Getty/Studio1222

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UK import and export trade snapshot

By Bethan Grylls

The trade report from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), which assessed the period between January and December 2023, warns that new trade barrier rules could reverse export growth.

Producers and retailers need to optimise red meat labels to drive sales, urged AHDB. Image: Getty, 97

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Optimise red meat labels to drive sales: AHDB

By Gwen Ridler

Food businesses can drive red meat sales with optimised labels that provide inspiration, health messaging and reassurance on its impact to the environment and farming, according to new research from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

The UK Government has implemented targets requiring all firms to reach net zero by 2050. Credit: Getty / Hype Photography

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From net zero declarations to meeting emission targets

By William Dodds

With global temperatures closing in on the 1.5C warming limit and companies’ net zero deadlines edging nearer, the urgent need for emission-based action is widely recognised, but getting there isn’t always easy.

Food Manufacture brings key takeaways of the RQA Group’s Product Recall Report for 2023, which examines recall data from food authorities across the UK, EU, US, Canada and parts of Australasia. Credit: Getty/zimmytws

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Global food recalls 2023: How the UK compared

By Bethan Grylls

Recalls and alerts in the US and EU climbed in 2023, while the governing bodies for food safety in the UK, Canada and Australasia reported improvements from 2022.

Labels on 500ml Sprite and Sprite Zero bottles will be replaced with an embossed logo on the front of the pack and laser-engraved product information on the back in new trial

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Sprite bottles go ‘label-less'

By Bethan Grylls

Sprite and Sprite Zero labels will be temporarily removed from on-the-go bottles as part of a limited trial designed to simplify the recycling process.

Don't miss our webinar, exploring technologies for improving your supply chain traceability. Credit: Getty/sitox

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Technology to improve your traceability

By Bethan Grylls

Register for our exclusive webinar which looks at existing and emerging technology to enhance your supply chain traceability, whilst taking you back to basics as our experts explore several case studies, options and the important questions to ask before...

'Not for EU' labelling rules look set to impact a number of food and drink manufacturers across Great Britain

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GB-wide ‘Not for EU’ labelling

By Rod Addy

Provision Trade Federation (PTF) director general Rod Addy looks at the potential implications of the 'Not for EU' labelling requirement that will impact a number of food and drink manufacturers from October 2024.

Hot fill food container sealing presents a range of challenges to food and drink manufacturers. Credit: Selig Group

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Sealing the deal with hot fill containers

By Victor Sachs

Victor Sachs, technical services manager at Selig Group, discusses the challenges associated with hot fill food container sealing and how these can be overcome with the right choice of liner seal.

One area to watch closely over the coming year is green claims, says Leatherhead Food Research's Mariko Kubo. Credit: Getty/Ian Nolan

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Manufacturers fret over Green Claims regulation

By Bethan Grylls

Last year’s October Business Leaders revealed that many in the food and beverage processing sector are feeling overwhelmed by regulation. Among the new raft of guidance and laws coming into effect are the proposals around green claims.

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