Damage control

In the same week that Nestle announced plans to destroy more than $50 million (£32 million) worth of its Maggi noodles, after India’s food safety regulator found the product contains unsafe levels of lead, the presence of a strain of superbug MRSA in UK supermarket pork was also making headlines.

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Here is your weekly round-up of Packaging news. If you have a news item you would like to submit for next week’s round-up, please contact Carly Wood at UK brewer Molson Coors is launching a full brand redesign of its original and cherry flavoured Carling British Ciders to boost the range’s position as a […]

Mint condition

Nestle’s After Eight dinner mint brand has been revamped by Saica Creative as part of a UK-wide update of its on-shelf packaging. The existing secondary pack provided no brand promotion, meaning the product disappeared into the box when cartons were running low. Tasked with creating a retail ready pack that would stand out and maximise […]

£15k donation for Waste Aid

The RWM Ambassadors has announced that Waste Aid, a new organisation that connects vulnerable communities to waste management resources and expertise, will receive the first £15,000 Ambassadors’ fund. The donation was made by the RWM event organiser (i2i Events) to help encourage new initiatives in resource management and help support the sector, and another £15,000 […]


FDF Awards winners revealed

On Thursday 18 September, outstanding individuals, ambitious initiatives and growing food and drink businesses were recognised for their contribution to the economy, community and environment at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards. TV and radio newscaster Katie Derham presented winners with their trophies at an award held at London’s The Brewery in the UK. […]

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Food businesses to go head to head

Food and drink businesses across the UK supply chain are anxiously waiting to discover whether they have beaten off the competition to be named best in class at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards ceremony to be held on 18 September. At a black-tie event to be hosted by BBC presenter Katie Derham at […]

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New green tea health drink

OOb is a new healthy green tea and super fruit drink with popping pearls. Inspired by Taiwanese Pearl Tea and tapping into the recent bubble tea trend, OOb is the first brand of its kind to provide pearl tea in a “ready to go” format in the UK. The OOb range currently comes in 3 […]

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UK’s new Food Engineering Degree meets industry support target

The UK’s first-ever Food Engineering Degree has reached a major milestone with over 40 leading food and drink businesses now pledging practical industry support to students. The National Skills Academy for Food & Drink, which has partnered with the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and Sheffield Hallam University to create the new MEng degree, today […]

Nestlé Professional to expand French factory

Nestlé Professional – the Nestlé business that supplies the food services industry – is investing £25 million (€40m) to extend its Davigel factory in Noyal-Pontivy, France. According to the firm, the investment – which will create 90 permanent jobs – will enable it to ‘further develop its range of nutritionally balanced meals for hospital patients’. […]

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