Packaging

Find out what to look out for at this year's Pro2Pac show next month

Pro2Pac 2019 show preview

By James Ridler

Head to ExCeL London in March for two shows, Pro2Pac and IFE 2019, dedicated to exploring future trend and innovation opportunities across the food and drink industry.

Concerns have been expressed over the destination of animals slaughtered without stunning that have been deemed unfit for religious consumption

Fears over destination of non-stunned animals

By Aidan Fortune

Animal welfare groups have expressed concern over the potential of meat from non-stunned animals being sold to consumers unaware of how it was slaughtered.

A more cohesive approach to food and packaging waste is need, said Clothier

Business leaders' forum

Wyke Farms boss calls for packaging collection reform

By James Ridler

The Government needs to rethink the way food and packaging waste is collected and recycled to prevent confusion among businesses and consumers, according to Wyke Farms managing director Richard Clothier.

Sleaford Quality Foods has pledged to make all of its packaging recyclable or compostable by 2022

Sleaford Quality Foods announces sustainability pledge

By James Ridler

Ingredients supplier Sleaford Quality Foods (SQF), Ambient Manufacturing Company of the Year at last year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, has pledged to make all of its packaging recyclable or compostable by 2022.

Products of animal origin will be able to display the EC identification mark for a transitional period

‘No control’ on export labelling rules post-Brexit: Defra

By Noli Dinkovski

The Government is aiming “wherever possible” to allow a transition period for food labelling changes if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March – but warned it had “no control” over how changes will be enforced overseas for exporters.

A relaxation of modified atmosphere-packed foods legislation has been urged by the industry

Call for FSA to relax MAP guidance

By Rick Pendrous

Food safety experts have called for a relaxation of guidance governing the controls on vacuum and modified atmosphere-packed (MAP) chilled foods, which has been claimed to place UK manufacturers at a distinct disadvantage compared with overseas competitors.

GEA showcased new packaging technology at this year's ProSweets in Cologne

It’s a wrap for GEA on bagging

By Paul Gander

New machinery options for both confectionery wrapping and bagging were unveiled by GEA at ProSweets Cologne in January, emphasising a move in the sector towards sourcing line equipment from a single supplier.

Princes has invested in supporting UK recycling

Princes in support of UK recycling

By Paul Gander

With a new national waste strategy on the horizon, one food and drink manufacturer is eager to show it is supporting UK recycling.

Tata Steel are gearing up for a number of launches this year

Banging the can for innovative designs

By Paul Gander

New structural designs that stand out on shelves and aid convenience are at the forefront of a wave of innovation in metal packaging, in a market traditionally dominated by high-volume, commoditised food cans.

Three in four people believe restaurants should display calorie information on menus, says Diabetes UK

Improve nutrition labelling, restaurants told

By Noli Dinkovski

Restaurants, cafés and takeaways have been urged to help consumers adopt healthier eating, after it was revealed that more than three in five adults (61%) struggled to find information on the nutritional content of food out of the home.

Detection and inspection equipment is evolving to help with traceability as well as tracing contaminants

Equipment in-depth

Detection and inspection: a vision of the future

By Alyson Magee

The latest detection and inspection equipment can help manufacturers improve quality and traceability as well as reduce contamination and food waste, bringing cost savings too.

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