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FDF members have cut their carbon dioxide emissions by 51%, according to the organisations Ambition 2025 report

FDF members beat sustainability targets

By James Ridler

Food and Drink Federation (FDF) members have significantly improved on their sustainability targets – including those for cutting carbon dioxide and water use – set out in its Ambition 2025 plan, according to the organisation, as it launched a new online...

The Ncn’ean distillery plans to use locally-sourced wood in its new boiler

Distillery installs wood chip boiler

By Rick Pendrous

The newly opened Ncn’ean distillery on the Morvern peninsula in Scotland has committed itself to environmentally friendly production by choosing locally-sourced wood as the primary power source for its new 850kW woodchip boiler system.

Blazes at Abergavenny Fine Foods and Ardagh Glass (pictured) were battled by firefighters in the past week

Fire crews battle blaze at cheese factory

By James Ridler

A blaze at a cheese factory in south Wales was battled by fire crews yesterday morning (August 15), while firefighters tackled a burning food packaging manufacturer at the weekend.

Inline modified atmosphere pack checks

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Inline modified atmosphere pack checks

By Rick Pendrous

An automated leak testing system, which helps food processors ensure that modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) does not have undetected micro leaks, is now available globally.

Household food waste has increased to 7.3Mt

Household food waste rises, despite falls elsewhere

By Rick Pendrous

Household food waste reduction targets under the Courtauld Commitment 3 (CC3) – a voluntary agreement aimed at improving resource efficiency and reducing waste within the UK grocery sector – have been missed, despite £100M of business savings being delivered...

The tax on sugary drinks is not enought to curb obesity in the UK: Susan Jebb

Sugar tax ‘not enough’ to solve obesity crisis

By James Ridler

The UK soft drinks levy could prevent thousands of people becoming overweight, but it alone is not enough to solve Britain’s obesity crisis, a study by health journal The Lancet Public Health has claimed.

Fire crews tackled the blaze at Dogsthorpe Flour Mill

Firefighters tackle flour mill fire

By James Ridler

A fire at a food manufacturing site in Peterborough was battled by fire fighters in the early hours of Monday morning (July 25).

Versaperm's new permeability meter shows users how their packaging is performing

Permeability of packs is checked

By Rick Pendrous

The latest VI vapour permeability meters from Versaperm can show users just how well their packaging is performing.

M&S’s environmental achievements were recognised in the FTA awards

Marks & Spencer wins award for environmental impact

By Michelle Perrett

Marks and Spencer (M&S) has been rewarded for leading the way with reducing environmental impact and carbon emissions at this year’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) Multimodal Awards.

HFC refrigerant costs are set to rise, warned Chris Sturman

F-Gas rules drive up HFC refrigeration costs

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink manufacturers need to act quickly to reduce fluorinated greenhouse gas (F-Gas) usage in refrigeration systems in the wake of rising costs and ever-tighter regulation, a leading food logistics expert has claimed.

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