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Let’s get digital

Myths of short runs and poor quality are in the past when it comes to digital labelling. Simon Smith, MD of CS Labels, discusses the benefits of digital printing, many of which reach deeper than sticky labels…

Posted 16 September 2014

It’s all coming up caramel

According to market research, 2013 saw in the region of 26,000 new food and beverage products containing natural colours launched to the global market as part of the ‘clean label’ trend.

Posted 16 September 2014

Cutting portions, cutting costs

Snacking may have received bad reviews in recent decades, but all that is changing with consumers adopting a more balanced and healthy approach to mini-meals. Consumers crave convenience and are migrating away from ‘big is better’.

Posted 5 August 2014

Effective condition monitoring

As companies look to reduce costs, key considerations include optimising asset utilisation, reducing waste, lowering energy consumption and maximising uptime.

Posted 1 July 2014

Peeling off the layers

The latest developments in the fruit and vegetable industry – from processing, handling, new products and logistics.

Posted 16 June 2014

Tackling health challenges

The International Sweeteners Association recently hosted a conference in Brussels titled “Why low calories count: the effective use of low calorie sweeteners in today’s diet and lifestyle choices”.

Posted 2 June 2014

Fighting against food fraud

Eric Jamin from Eurofins Analytics looks as the testing tools available to the food industry for verifying the origin and validity of a product or component as well as emerging methods in this sector.

Posted 31 March 2014

Hygienic eco-design

Roberto Ortuño, Technical Support and Analytical Services Director at Spanish research and development centre AINIA – considers the Eco-Dhybat project, which eco-hygienic design in the food industry.

Posted 19 March 2014

A natural outcome

The European commission published new guidelines on colouring foods, which became effective from 1 January 2014.

Posted 7 February 2014