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These are all the posts that have been tagged with labelling.

Is it what is says on the tin?

Ahead of the EU Food Information Regulation that comes into effect in December 2014, Clare Wood, owner and founder of Technical Expectations and a member of IFST’s Food Law Group, explains exactly what content labels will require

Thinkthin portfolio to support sustainable labelling

Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has introduced seven new ‘thin’ film and paper products that retain shelf impact while making premium food labels more sustainable through thinner label material constructions. Brands are making ever-stronger demands for waste reduction and more sustainable products, and the Avery Dennison ThinkThin range is aimed at label converters that […]

Integrated verifier for barcode labels

Logopak International has launched its first ever integrated verifier, as part of its print and apply offering. Barcode verification procedures that are demanded by retailers to ensure label legibility at every point in the supply chain can now be carried out automatically to ISO standards as part of the labeling process, using Logopak’s new high-speed […]

Investment in ‘free from’ crucial for in-store bakeries

The UK bakery market – worth £11bn in 2012 – shows no sign of slowing its growth, despite challenges from wet weather and an increase in grain prices due to continental droughts. At the same time, the ‘free from’ sector is marching on, grabbing a £238m slice of the market last year thanks to increasing […]

Can alternative offers extended shelf life

RPC Containers Corby has launched a modern plastic alternative to the traditional tin can.  The new 380ml Apollo container combines extended ambient shelf life with all the established lightweight, easy handling and safety benefits of plastics and also offers the convenience of re-closing. The high barrier Apollo features a PP/EVOH/PP multilayer structure for the effective […]

New labelling application for cool wine bottles

Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has introduced an Aqua Stick portfolio, designed to ease the process of applying labels to wine and sparkling wine bottles when they are cooler than their surroundings and slick with surface condensation. The new portfolio seeks to avoid the time-consuming and costly practices required to prevent condensation during labelling. […]

Printers for flexible packaging and labelling

Videojet Technologies, a manufacturer of coding, marking, and printing products, has introduced two new Thermal Transfer Overprinters (TTO) to its DataFlex product line. The new DataFlex 6320 and 6420 products are designed to address a range of flexible packaging and labelling applications in the snack foods, bakery, meat and poultry, confectionery and other markets.  The […]

Eat, drink and be wary

Last week, Food & Drink Technology reported that the UK Department of Health has introduced a new ‘traffic light’ food labelling system – a concept over a decade in the making. Early indications seemed positive, with the idea seemingly receiving universal approval; however, by virtue of some major players resisting participation, it’s become apparent that […]

Carmine Colour Replacement Announced

LycoRed has developed new formulations of vegetarian red colourants as part of its Tomat-O-Red line of tomato lycopene colour to be used in various food and beverage applications. The new formulations provide deeper red lycopene colour with blue backgrounds – similar to the shades from carmine – making them a natural solution for food manufacturers […]

New front-of-pack labelling system for UK foods

The government has announced that a new front-of-pack labelling system is to be implemented in the UK. Printed on the label is nutritional information detailing fat, saturates, sugars and salt levels – colour coded to indicate how low, medium or high they are – along with details pertaining to energy values and serving count. Whilst […]

High-speed sensing in a ‘mini’ package

SICK, a producer of sensors for industrial applications, has introduced SICK KTM, a mini sensor that provides maximum contrast detection reliability for high-speed packaging processes. The sensor achieves fast-paced print mark detection on a wide range of packaging media, including reflective material such as high-gloss foils and where contrast levels are low; thus, it is […]

Peanut allergy study ‘first of its kind’

A clinical study commissioned by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) hopes to identify, for the first time, how sensitivity to peanut is altered by external factors including exercise and stress. Peanut allergies affect 200,000 to 400,000 people, and approximately 1 in 50 children in the UK. The three-year TRACE study will be led by Dr […]

Labelling the future

Innovation is changing the face of the entire print industry, says Jules Lejeune, managing director of European self-adhesive labelling association FINAT

April 2013

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