Food recalls drop in Q1

Product recall specialist Stericycle ExpertSolutions has reported that recalls and notifications have decreased in the first quarter of 2015, due to heightened recall awareness and significant efforts to improve product safety. The findings come as the company publishes its quarterly European Recall and Notification Index, which is based on data from the EU’s Rapex and Rasff […]

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‘Vision and clear plans’

Joanne Hubbard, public analyst at Public Analyst Scientific Services, hopes for greater focus on food authenticity, quality and standards to reduce risk and ensure compliance throughout the supply chain.

May 2015

Product Focus: Fish and seafood Ingredients: Fats and oils Packaging: Labelling Processing: Food safety

Call for better alcohol labelling

The European Parliament’s committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety has supported a resolution calling for a new EU strategy to tackle health harm from alcohol to be put into action for 2016-2022. The resolution also emphasises the importance of better labelling of alcoholic drinks including ingredients and nutritional information. A coalition of public health […]

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Research reveals biggest FIR hurdles

A survey of food and drink businesses by law firm Roythornes has revealed the biggest challenges for the sector when it came to implementing the Food Information Regulations (FIR). Members of the Fresh Produce Consortium, the Food and Drink Forum, the British Frozen Food Federation, the Artisan Food Trail and Tastes of Anglia were asked […]

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Lidding films for soft fruits

The research and development team at TCL Packaging has developed new micro-perforated printed lidding films to create optimum conditions for soft fruit. The films permit precise gas and moisture transmission rates, effective tray sealing and maximum protection from contaminants for the contents, frequently an issue for fruit with standard hole-punched lidding films. Technical director, Markus […]

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New brand strategy for Coca-Cola portfolio

Coca-Cola Great Britain (CCGB) has announced that it will be unifying the Coca-Cola portfolio of products – including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero and Coca-Cola Life – under a new one-brand strategy to promote the full choice of Coca-Cola variants. Over the years, as consumer taste, preference and lifestyles have changed, Coca-Cola has launched and […]

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