Safe and sound

The September issue of Food & Drink Technology is due to hit desks this week and as we have super-sized the issue this month, I apologise if it makes a dent in your desk when it lands! The first of some major shows coming up throughout autumn are upon us, so we’ve included comprehensive previews […]

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Coca-Cola Great Britain accepts voluntary labelling scheme

Coca-Cola Great Britain (CCGB) today announced it is adopting the UK government’s voluntary front of pack nutrition labelling scheme, which combines nutrient amounts and percentage Reference Intakes (RIs) with colour-coding to show how much fat, saturated fat, salt, sugar and energy (calories) is in a product. Having gauged British consumers’ views on the scheme, the […]

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French chocolatiers oppose health labels

The French government’s proposal to classify food using colour-coded labels, ranging from green to red, in a bid to combat growing obesity in the country has been met by resistance from the Confederation of French Chocolate and Pastry Makers. The Confederation – which represents more than 4,500 chocolatiers and pastry makers in France – has […]

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Campaign celebrates ‘real’ ice cream

Häagen-Dazs has revealed its new advertising campaign entitled Real Emotions, a series of black and white press adverts featuring real life couples to communicate the brand’s belief that ‘nothing is better than real’. The campaign is also urging government and industry stakeholders to change the current practice in the UK of labelling ice cream by […]

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Get into the swing of things

Meeting the dual needs of the convenience of re-closing and the reassurance of tamper-evidence, RPC Bebo Plastik has developed a new pack solution for a variety of spreadable products such as cheese, margarine and butter. The new Bebo Swing incorporates a perforation process which ensures easy opening. The re-closable lid can be hinged or fully […]

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July/August 2014

Product Focus: Confectionery Ingredients: Fats and oils Packaging: Thermal labelling, Cartoning and sleeving Processing: Weighing and inspection

A welcome message

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new editor of Food & Drink Technology and to thank my predecessor Katrine Callander for imparting her knowledge of the sector upon me. I have just finished working on summer’s bumper issue covering both July and August. In the issue, we continue the […]

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New label compliance checking service launched

Food Europe has launched a full label compliance checking service designed for both food and non-food businesses that wish to sell their products overseas.Using locally based labelling law experts, the new Label Check Service ensures that products are not just compliant in the EU, but further afield too. FoodChain Europe will give the label a full Label […]


Labelling study reveals mixed readiness for FIC

With the main elements of the Food Information to Consumers EU 1169/2011 Regulation (FIC) due to come into effect in less than 7 months’ time, a snapshot analysis of the industry’s journey toward compliance has revealed some common labelling issues and misconceptions in the products tested. GS1 UK commissioned Camden BRI to provide a snapshot […]

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Ice introduces faster labeller

Coding company Interactive Coding Equipment (ICE) is launching an advance in print and apply labelling technology, offering print speeds up to three times faster than traditional machines. The new ICE Vulcan print and apply labeller is the first of its type to print and directly apply the label to a pack – both traded unit […]


Metsä Board Zanders re-launches Zanlabel for food industry

Metsä Board Zanders has re-launched its one-side double-coated label paper, Zanlabel, in response to demand. Zanlabel is suitable for many applications including glass and PET bottles, food and non-food containers, and wrap-around labels. With an ultra-smooth surface, Zanlabel can be used for hot and cold foil stamping, embossing and die-cutting, thanks to its high production […]


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