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Beverage cartons with renewable coatings

Beverage cartons coated with plastic made from Sabic’s certified renewable polyethylene will soon be available across northern Europe, owing to a partnership between Sabic and Elopak. Sabic developed its renewable polyolefin product range last year in recognition of the growing importance consumers are placing on sustainable packaging, as well as the competitive nature of the […]

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Call for better alcohol labelling

The European Parliament’s committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety has supported a resolution calling for a new EU strategy to tackle health harm from alcohol to be put into action for 2016-2022. The resolution also emphasises the importance of better labelling of alcoholic drinks including ingredients and nutritional information. A coalition of public health […]

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Turkish delight

A new addition to its growing list of ready meals ingredients has been unveiled by Snowbird foods. Its Lamb Koftes are irregularly shaped pieces, which are fully cooked and frozen as part of the production process so they can easily be incorporated within prepared ready meals. They contain in excess of 90% lamb and the […]

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Own label healthy foods at five-year high

Supermarkets across Britain have reached new levels in stocking their shelves to appeal to a healthier appetite, with new research from Mintel revealing that the share of own label food products launched carrying a better for you claim reached a five-year high in 2014. 6.6% of own-label products launched in 2014 carried a low, no, […]

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Industry reacts to 2015 Budget

Following the delivery of chancellor George Osborne’s final Budget before the UK general election, Food & Drink Technology has rounded up the mixed responses from the food and drink industry.   Jim Moseley, interim director general at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), says, “The focus on business and support for manufacturing announced in the […]


UK Scotch whisky market decline

The UK market for Scotch whisky declined by nearly 5% last year as the industry and consumers continue to be hit by tax of almost 80% as a share of the price of an average bottle of the drink in an increasingly competitive sector. Figures published last week by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) reveal […]

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ROUND UP: Ingredients

Here is your weekly round-up of Ingredients news. If you have a news item you would like to submit for next week’s round-up, please contact Carly Wood at [email protected] Future Market Insights’ (FMI’s) recent report Global Stevia Market – Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2014 – 2020 focuses on emerging regions and delivers insights into the […]

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Wraparound labels

CS Labels have launched its new wraparound style peel and reveal labels. After feedback from clients and product development and testing, the new wraparound style labels can be a cost effective alternative to the traditional method, which involves several labels adhered to each other to form a layered effect. The wraparound label is just one […]

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IFST appoints new president

Maureen Edmondson OBE is the new president of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST). Edmondson was invested as president during IFST’s annual general meeting on 12 March 2015. Of her appointment, Edmondson says, “I am truly honoured to be appointed president of IFST. A highly successful jubilee year has brought the institute into fresher focus. I […]

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A look at the UK spirits sector

Research and Markets has added the Spirits & Liqueurs Market Report 2015 to its offering. The report examines the UK market for spirits and liqueurs, covering a range of white spirits, dark spirits and liqueurs, including whisky/whiskey, vodka, gin, brandy, rum and similar spirit drinks. The market is dominated by a relatively small number of […]


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