Shelf Life

Confusion over best-before and use-by dates needs to be adressed in order to prevent food waste, according to Marcel Koks

Dynamic best-before and use-by dates to curb food waste

By Marcel Koks

Marcel Koks, Industry & Solution Strategy Director for Food & Beverage at Infor, asks how food manufacturers can lead the way when it comes to reducing the huge amounts of food wasted by consumers each year.

Metal contamination sparked a recall of Greencore wraps

Metal contamination sparks Greencore recall

By Gwen Ridler

Convenience food manufacturer Greencore has been forced to recall wraps from three supermarkets, after they were contaminated with small pieces of metal.

Lidl featured in two recent food and drink safety recalls

Lidl features in recent food safety recalls

By Michael Stones

Lidl UK features in our roundup of recent food safety recalls, after the discount retailer recalled its Italiamo Cream of Potato & Spinach Soup, after discovering, due to a packaging error, some packs contained minestrone soup.

Packaging for shelf-stable products may in many cases be overspecified: Nestlé

Nestlé questions its shelf-life needs

By Paul Gander

Nestlé has suggested that its packaging for shelf-stable products may in many cases be overspecified, and that a more sustainable use of materials could go hand-in-hand with reduced shelf-life.

Clear labelling is helping to keep a lid on food waste

Food firms help to cut £12bn food waste bill

By Mike Stones

Food manufacturers are helping consumers to make significant cuts in the £12bn worth of food they waste each year, according to new research from the government-funded Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

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