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DuPont expands MCC offering

DuPont Nutrition & Health is expanding its microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) offering through an extended agreement with Taiwan-based Mingtai. The agreement includes development, production, distribution, marketing and sale of the hydrocolloid to the global food industries. In 2009, DuPont Nutrition & Health entered into the MCC gum industry via a strategic partnership with Mingtai, with the […]

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FDF scoops ad campaign award

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) campaign, Taste Success, has scooped the Silver Laurus award for the most outstanding production achieved with a budget or £15,000 (€17,700) or less at the IVCA (International Visual Communications Association) awards. The campaign, Taste Success – A Future in Food, is FDF’s industry-led campaign to attract new talent to […]

Packaging pair set to ‘shake up’ food market

Glass packaging firm Croxsons says it’s planning to ‘shake up’ the food packaging market following British Retail Consortium (BRC) accreditation for Elmoris, its partner for closures. Lithuania-based Elmoris – which specialises in metal twist-off closures – and Croxsons recently exhibited together at IFE, where they showed off a range of glassware and closures for food […]


Coup for cardboard can

The winner of this year’s Fresh Ideas award at the Pro2Pac show is Itsu’s ‘cardcan’ – an environmentally friendly iced tea pack declaring itself ‘the only cardboard drink can on the market’. The can, which launched in Waitrose stores across the UK in February, has a smaller carbon footprint than aluminium cans or plastic bottles, […]

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FDF industry awards open for entry

The new Food and Drink Federation (FDF) awards are now open for entry. The awards have been launched to coincide with FDF’s centenary and include a number of new categories for both individuals and companies. The entries will all be judged by panels of industry experts and the winners announced at an awards ceremony at […]

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IFST backs search for teen scientists

The Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) and Heinz have announced that they are to sponsor the TeenTech ‘Future of Food’ award later this year. TeenTech, headed by former UK television presenter Maggie Philbin, was founded in 2008 to engage UK secondary school students with STEM subjects and inspire them with the opportunities open […]

Dalehead investment to bring home the bacon

Dalehead Foods has unveiled its refurbished abattoir and production facility in Spalding, UK. The multi-million pound project, part funded by Defra, the EU and in partnership with East Midlands Pork Producers, is the culmination of 18 months’ work. “The refurbishment of our Spalding facility reaffirms Dalehead Foods’ commitment to invest in the British pork industry. […]