Last week I travelled to Lund, Sweden to visit Tetra Pak and hear all about its Tetra Recart package for the retorted food industry. The Tetra Pak team proposed that metal cans are on their way out, with consumers, retailers and food producers soon to be opting for the more convenient packing solutions promised by […]
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When manufacturer of oatcakes and oat biscuits Nairns Oatcakes needed to further increase the capacity of its latest production line, while continuing to ensure high levels of product protection and brand integrity, it chose a second CW3 Combination Checkweigher and Metal Detection unit from Loma Systems.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has published the seventh issue of its internationally recognised BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, and audits against Issue 7 will begin in July 2015. The BRC Global Standards set the benchmark for good manufacturing practices in food, packaging, storage and distribution, agents and brokers and consumer products. Certification enables […]
Here is your weekly round-up of processing news. If you have a news item you would like to submit for next week’s round-up, please contact Carly Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ishida Europe has launched an x-ray model capable of detecting even the smallest bones in meat and poultry. Fowler Products, powered by Pro Mach, has introduced […]
A high speed tray packing line that gives all round branding and requires minimum change parts to handle cut salad and bulky produce in a wide range of different pack sizes has been developed by Italian manufacturer PFM. Fed with fresh produce such as lettuce leaves immediately from the washing plant, the weigher has been […]
Coding specialist Interactive Coding Equipment (ICE) is helping the Real Yorkshire Pudding Company to increase its production line efficiencies following the UK first installation of the company’s new ICE Vulcan print and apply labeller.
Last week I travelled to Birmingham, UK to visit the PPMA Show, the UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery exhibition. Taking place 30 September-2 October at the NEC and promising more than 300 exhibitors and in excess of 8,000 visitors, I was in for a busy few days! The latest technology – from machinery, industrial […]
First Great Western and Tregothnan have announced a new partnership that will see one million bags of Cornwall’s Tregothnan tea brewed on First Great Western services in the UK over the next year. The deal will see the rail company become one of the plantation’s largest customers. By choosing the British-grown, blended and packed tea, […]
Boyd Food Machinery has established new office and warehousing facilities in Ireland. The premises in Belfast and Co Waterford see the supplier of used, refurbished and new equipment position itself firmly at the heart of the major food industry growth. Boyd now has offices in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland serving the […]
Clipper is increasing its efficiency and flexibility with four new bespoke packaging systems from machine system specialist Frontline Packaging, working in conjunction with CDi Worldwide.
German brand Jäger und Sammler has chosen Innovia Films’ compostable flexible material NatureFlex as the packaging for its range of energy bars. NatureFlex film begins life as a natural product – wood – and breaks down in a compost bin within a matter of weeks, yet also offers advantages for packing and converting such as […]
G.R Wright & Sons has unveiled its new multi-million pound manufacturing site at Delta Park, Enfield in the UK and created a new division called Wright’s Bakery Ingredients. Located a mile from Wright’s flour mill in Ponders End, the purpose built 50,000ft2 facility allows Wright’s to further build on its expertise in producing pre-mixes, concentrates and […]
Faerch Plast, European producer of plastic containers for the food industry, is set to double production capacity in the UK following the planned installation of an additional extrusion line and associated thermoformers at its Durham-based manufacturing facility by early 2015. This move will ensure the company continues to meet its annual output for CPET ready […]
KernPack, distributor of specialist packaging machinery, has become the UK’s sole distributor for packaging equipment manufacturer Preferred Packaging. The new agreement will see Kern offering the Italian firm’s complete range of film packaging machines, shrink tunnels and solutions. The move is in response to increased customer demand for high quality film packaging and shrink-wrapping solutions at competitive […]
Standard-Knapp, specialist in automated packaging equipment, has introduced the 949 Pic-N-Place tandem case packer, the latest addition to its line of case packing products. The packer is designed to gently handle high-volume product, two cases at a time. A video and product brochure with specifications are available on the company’s website. The packer is a […]
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’.
Cereals manufacturing and packing specialist Bokomo Foods has installed the first four-side seal sachet machine to be sold in the UK by PFM Packaging Machinery, the newly appointed distributor for the Italian manufacturer MF Machinery.