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New packaging machinery for grapes cuts costs and reduces environmental impact

    New packaging machinery for grapes cuts costs and reduces environmental impact

South African grape supplier Karsten Group has introduced new heat-sealing equipment that will keep costs down while protecting the environment. The twin lane machine is capable of sealing up to

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Portugal to bring in sugar tax

    Portugal to bring in sugar tax

Portugal has become the latest country to introduce a tax on sugary soft drinks, as its Government unveiled plans to bring in the levy next year. While plans for a

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UNICEF calls for stricter controls on infant food marketing

    UNICEF calls for stricter controls on infant food marketing

Five in six children are not fed enough nutritious food for their age, depriving them of energy and nutrients at a critical time in their development, according to a new

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PepsiCo sets sugar reduction targets

    PepsiCo sets sugar reduction targets

PepsiCo has announced ambitious plans to dramatically reduce the sugar content in its drinks as part of its sustainable growth strategy for 2025. These goals aim to continue “transforming PepsiCo’s

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Food and drink manufacturers to reduce emissions by 55% in 10 years

    Food and drink manufacturers to reduce emissions by 55% in 10 years

The Food and Drink Federation has pledged to reduce the carbon emissions of manufacturers in the industry by 55% by 2025. The group, which has hailed its previous sustainability efforts,

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Packaging firm warns of rising prices if pound continues to fall

    Packaging firm warns of rising prices if pound continues to fall

As the pound continues to weaken following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, fears are spreading that the price of packaging could rise significantly. South African paper packaging giant

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Saica Group to acquire Americk Packaging

    Saica Group to acquire Americk Packaging

The news has emerged that Spanish giant Saica Group are set to acquire Irish-owned Americk Packaging Group for an undisclosed fee. Americk consists of six manufacturing sites across Ireland and

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Cepac to double size of packaging operation in Doncaster

    Cepac to double size of packaging operation in Doncaster

Packaging supplier Cepac are investing £1 million on expanding its site and digital operation in Doncaster, England. The project is due to begin in early 2017, following the installation of

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JDO gives Baltika beer a new bottle design

    JDO gives Baltika beer a new bottle design

One of Russia’s most popular beer brands, Baltika 3, is set to get a facelift with a new bottle design from JDO Brand & Design. The Carlsberg-owned beer was aiming

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Irish pack firm enters coffee cup partnership with Frugalpac

    Irish pack firm enters coffee cup partnership with Frugalpac

Clare-based Cup Print has entered into a deal with Frugalpac to install a new packaging machine to produce the UK company’s paper coffee cup. Frugalpac, whose clients include Starbucks, will

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Head office Expansion for Direct Food Ingredients

Direct Food Ingredients, located on Waters Green in the centre of Macclesfield, is consolidating its investment in the town by taking an additional lease on an adjacent office building.  

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Yoghurt brand reduces sugar content in kids’ products by 40%

    Yoghurt brand reduces sugar content in kids’ products by 40%

Anchor Uno, a New Zealand-based yoghurt brand owned by dairy giant Fonterra, has re-launched its children’s yoghurts with 40% less sugar than the original product. Brand manager Nicola Carroll said:

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Ohly unveils “powerful natural solution” to make Stevia less bitter

    Ohly unveils “powerful natural solution” to make Stevia less bitter

Ingredients company Ohly has announced the unveiling of a new product they say acts as an effective sugar replacement, but effectively masks the off-taste of Stevia. Sav-R-Sweet is described as

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Unilever to build new global foods innovation centre in the Netherlands

    Unilever to build new global foods innovation centre in the Netherlands

FMCG giant Unilever has announced plans to build a new global foods innovation centre in Wageningen, the Netherlands. This new centre will centralise their Food R&D organisations, currently in Vlaardingen,

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Coca-Cola HBC sets new sustainability targets

    Coca-Cola HBC sets new sustainability targets

Coca-Cola HBC has published a series of seven targets to build on their initial sustainability commitments for 2020. One of the aims to recover for recycling 40% on average of

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New limited edition Absolut bottle designed by Ardagh Group

    New limited edition Absolut bottle designed by Ardagh Group

Luxembourg-based glass container manufacturer Ardagh Group has designed and produced a new limited edition bottle for vodka brand, Absolut. The new range, Absolut Facet, will be launched at a global

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New snack packaging decomposes like orange peel after just 24 weeks

    New snack packaging decomposes like orange peel after just 24 weeks

The packaging for UK-based Snact’s range of fruit jerky snacks has been redesigned by TIPA, with the orange peel-like decomposition taking only six months. The new fully compostable, flexible packaging

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Northern Irish packaging firm to capitalise on growth with £2 million investment

    Northern Irish packaging firm to capitalise on growth with £2 million investment

Food packaging manufacturer Boran-Mopack has created 10 new jobs with their £2.4 million investment as part of an export growth drive in Strabane, Co. Tyrone. Boosted by Invest NI funding

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PepsiCo faces US lawsuit over misleading packaging

    PepsiCo faces US lawsuit over misleading packaging

PepsiCo are set to face a lawsuit in the US relating to its marketing of its Naked Juice range. They complainants allege that PepsiCo “misleadingly markets Naked Juice as predominantly

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The most flexible, space-saving solution ever for horizontal flow wrap packaging

At the FachPack 2016, Schubert unveiled its new Flowmodul solution. The eighth system component in the packaging machinery manufacturer’s portfolio enables the seamless packaging of products, for the food, confectionery,

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New Research Shows Tomato Extract Effectively Inhibits LDL Oxidation and Improves Metabolic Response

Lycored, an international wellness company at the forefront of ingredient and nutrition supplements, announced the publication of its paper in the international peer-reviewed journal, Food & Nutrition Research. Within the paper,

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Health & Nutrition Week will make Frankfurt the hotspot of modern nutrition

Conscious nutrition nowadays is a huge trend in the United States, Europe and especially in Germany. Consumers are more and more conscious of what they eat and are looking for

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Direct Food Ingredients Names its Employee of the Year

Leading distributor Direct Food Ingredients has crowned Tracey Aynsley as its Employee of the Year. Customer service administrator Tracey, who

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Sacmi to provide labelling solutions for US bottler

Italian company Sacmi is to provide its labelling solution to an undisclosed multinational bottler from the US. As part of the deal, Sacmi will

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Snact choose Tipa to roll out fully compostable flexible packaging

Sustainable packaging developer Tipa has announced its exclusive UK brand partnership with Snact, a social enterprise making snacks from surplus product.

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Mondi Expands Flexible Pouch Capabilities in Europe

Mondi, the international packaging and paper group, has enhanced its European consumer goods packaging capabilities through upgrades to its innovative

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ACE: EU beverage carton recycling rate shows growth

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment UK has reported that beverage carton recycling is continuing to grow across

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Vegan cheese launched at Sainsbury’s

Milk-free cheese has hit Sainsbury’s shelves across the UK appealing to vegans and people with allergies and food intolerances by

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Frutarom presents CitrOlive

Frutarom Health has presented CitrOlive, a patented natural ingredient which the company says combines a synergistic action of a unique formulation

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Arjuna to launch 90% omega-3

Arjuna Natural Extracts is to launch a high-concentrate —90% — omega-3 PUFA ingredient for dietary supplements and functional foods and

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DeutscheBack announces Saltase

DeutscheBack is to announce new and enhanced products that it says enable manufacturers of baked goods to respond to current

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Planinka selects Sidel Matrix bottling equipment for Prolom Voda facility

Serbia-based bottler Planinka has selected a complete polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottling line from Sidel for its Prolom Voda mineral water

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Novamont calls on to invest in biodegradable

Italian bioplastics company Novamont is calling on the foodservice industry to invest in compostable biodegradable bioplastics. Adding to the recent media

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Hain’s non-dairy yogurt gets Non-GMO verification

Hain Celestial has announced that all flavours of Dream Non-Dairy Yogurt have earned verification from the Non-GMO Project. These products

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Highlights on the agenda in 2016

At its 2016 edition, ALL4PACK Paris, the international reference trade event for the packaging and intralogistics sector, will be offering an

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Toasted Muesli product range by Maria Lucia Bakes

Maria Lucia Bakes is an award-winning, specialist producer of gluten-free and wheat-free luxury granolas and mueslis. A No Added Sugar

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Exclusive findings of a major European survey commissioned by ALL4PACK Paris and conducted by ObSoCo

With 4 months to go before its opening, ALL4PACK Paris – the leading tradeshow for the EMEA zone in the packaging

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Crown gives packages a unique identity with new system

Packaging specialists Crown have developed a new scanning system that assigns every package a unique and singular identity quick response code.

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Parkside’s Steam microwavable packaging aiming to reduce portion sizes

Packaging manufacturer Parkside (Normanton, UK) took home bronze in the food category of the Starpack Industry Awards for its flexible

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KM Packaging Services extend range of pre-made pouches

KM Packaging Services Ltd has extended its range of market-leading pre-made pouches in response to the growing demand within both

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Clondalkin Flexible Packaging to launch tactile packaging solutions

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Kirchberg is set to launch new tactile packaging solutions at the FachPack trade show to be held in

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Beverage packages: the perfect blend of individuality and efficiency

In the beverage sector, the packaging industry has to kill two birds with one stone. Firstly, consumers expect individually designed

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ALL4PACK Paris launches “THE NETWORK”

With the packaging industry alone boasting 300 trade shows around the world, ALL4PACK Paris, organised by the COMEXPOSIUM Group, announces the

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Laying of the foundation stone in Wittenburg: contract manufacturer SternMaid is building a second plant

On 6 September SternMaid laid the foundation stone of a new production plant. The contract manufacturer of foods and food

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Olam to intro new cocoa powder at FiA

Olam’s Cocoa Innovation Centre is to launch a new cocoa powder after months of development.  The deZaan M558V cocoa powder

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Brewers looking at alternatives to isinglass

Brewers are looking at alternatives to isinglass, a substance derived from the swim bladders of fish, used as a clearing

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UK’s Food Standards Agency to cut antibiotics

The UK’s Food Standards Agency has pledged to cut the use of antibiotics on farms following the discovery of drug-resistant

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Stevia market to reach $556.7 million

The global stevia market is expected to reach $556.7 million by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View

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Knorr launches debut range of dry recipe mixes

Unilever stock brand Knorr has diversified its product offering with the launch of its first ever range of dry recipe

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Ynsect to work with research institute to grow insects industry

Ynsect, the edible insects brand, has signed an agreement to collaborate with Germany’s Giessen University and Insect Biotechnology Center on

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ADM develops non-GMO flaxseed oil to boost omega-3 in food

ADM has introduced a fully refined, non-GMO flaxseed oil that it said “provides a cost-effective solution for customers looking to add

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It’s Organic September

Organic September, the UK’s celebration of all things organic, is now upon us. Today, 1 September 2016, the UK’s Soil

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Puratos launches new grain

Sapore Softgrain Sprouted Grain CL is the sixth and newest preservative-free addition to Puratos’s Sapore Softgrain range, which was launched

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Study: Glymeric Index unreliable

The glycemic index of a given food, a value that aims to quantify how fast blood sugar rises after eating

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