April 2013

Plasma brings preservation progress Labelling the future Vitafoods Europe turns sweet sixteen Making the most of meat

Vitafoods South America hoping to double debut size

Organisers of Vitafoods South America say they’re hoping that this year’s event will be double the size of last year’s debut show. The exhibition will feature around 200 leading global nutraceutical ingredients companies, including Copalis, Croda and Fortitech, as well as a raft of first-time exhibitors. This year’s show will comprise an exhibition and conference, […]

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FIR consultation launched

Defra is asking UK businesses and consumers for their views on plans for new legislation to improve the information provided to shoppers, allowing them to make informed choices about the food they buy. The updated legislation will implement the European Union food labelling legislation (Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011) and will also reflect current industry practice […]

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Survey reveals concerns over ‘misleading packaging’

A survey of more than 2,000 UK consumers has found that more than 80 per cent believe packaging could mislead them into making unhealthy food purchases. And a further 65 per cent say that packaging and labelling affects their purchasing decisions. The research by private label software specialist Trace One also revealed that younger age […]


March 2012

Ratty’s reflections As Queen Elizabeth II prepares to commemorate her Diamond Jubilee, Richard Ratcliffe turns back the clock Running scared Food safety expert James Cook reveals the questions most frequently asked of a third-party laboratory…and the answers. How to avoid fallout from frozen asset  Cold storage plays an essential part in food manufacture but downtime […]

November 2011

Sweeteners Will stevia live up to the hype? Having gained EU approval, food innovation consultant Alice Pegg goes in the search of the answer to the all-important question. You batter believe it New research projects at Campden BRI are helping to shed light on the functionality of bakery ingredients. Dr Sarab Sahi explains. Regulatory update  […]

Etiquette Labels looks to ‘bright future’

North Wales firm Etiquette Labels has just celebrated its 21st birthday. The company was founded by director Tom Bunce and co-director Christiane Gough after the pair identified what they called ‘a need in the labelling industry for a company specialising in plain labels and consumables for barcoding that would satisfy the burgeoning outer-case labelling requirement […]


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