Packaging

Healthy living will impact on food megatrends in 2018

Top ‘mega’ food trends for 2018 revealed

By Michelle Perrett

Euromonitor International, the market research company, has predicted the top eight “megatrends” it believes will shape the packaged food sector during 2018.

Design for recycling service launched

Design for recycling service launched

By Rick Pendrous

A new ‘design for recycling’ service aimed at ensuring that packaging placed on the market has been optimised for end of life, while maintaining its primary function of product protection, has been launched by Axion.

Hassle-free user-friendly packs for on-the-go eating

Hassle-free user-friendly packs for on-the-go eating

A new type of pack designed for hassle-free on-the-go eating was launched by Graphic Packaging International (GPI) at the Packaging Innovations Show, which took place at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham from February 28 to March 1.

Sainsbury packs fish in stand-up pouches

Sainsbury packs fish in stand-up pouches

By Rick Pendrous

Sainsbury’s new Taste The Difference premium range of oven cook fish is billed as a first for the chilled fish category, with an ovenable stand-up pouch that reduces pack weight and space required in storage, while cutting waste in the home.

More plastic than fish is predicted to be in the world’s oceans by 2050

Plastic packaging becomes a pariah

By Rick Pendrous

The UK’s food and drink supply chain has been shamed into pledging to reduce its use of plastics in packaging and use more recyclable or biodegradable polymers, following growing public anger and adverse publicity about the damage plastics cause to the...

Skin packs for sous vide meat joints

Skin packs for sous vide meat joints

By Rick Pendrous

Food packaging manufacturer Linpac, part of Klöckner Pentaplast, has collaborated with meat processor Dunbia to introduce a convenient ‘quick roast’ joint pack concept called Prime Cook to the shelves of Co-op supermarkets.

The labels should have warnings

Calls for new alcohol labelling scheme

By Michelle Perrett

Alcohol should be labelled in a similar way to cigarette packets, a new report from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has claimed.

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