Growth predicted for food traceability market

According to a new report from research firm TechNavio, the global food traceability market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.88% from 2015-2019. The report states that the emergence of analytics systems in this market is expected to significantly affect market growth. Analytics help organisations make informed decisions based on real-time data. These […]

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Coding solution

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury, supplier of pre-cut lids and shrink sleeves, has launched a shrink sleeve incorporating a unique code. The code is printed on the inner surface of the shrink sleeve and only revealed when the sleeve is peeled back, making it the ideal solution for running product competitions. Each shrink sleeve features its […]

BRC announces new Global Standard

BRC Global Standards has announced a publication date of January 2015 for the seventh issue of its internationally recognised Global Standard Food Safety. Issue 7 will focus on: Ensuring consistency of the audit process Providing a standard that is flexible enough to allow voluntary modules to reduce the audit burden Encouraging systems to reduce exposure […]

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Gluten-free oats

Glanbia Nutritionals has launched OatPure gluten-free oats. Certified at max 10ppm gluten to exceed industry standards, the oats are developed at Glanbia’s new food grade milling facility in Portlaoise, Ireland, guaranteeing gluten-free oat traceability and purity. Current labelling guidelines state that only oats that test at 20ppm or under can be labelled gluten-free to comply […]

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New printers and labellers from Sato

Sato has introduced two new printing and labelling solutions for the food industry. The new TH2 All in Box is a ready-to-use pack which includes a TH2 printer and labels so users can start labelling quickly while meeting stringent food preparation and labelling regulations. The new Judo Food handheld labeller is a flexible labelling solution enabling […]

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Country of origin of foods study published

The FSA has published the results of a study to look at the origin of foods claiming to be from the UK and Ireland. The study did not identify any cases of food on sale with misleading country of origin claims. The study, which used a screening technique known as stable isotope ratio analysis (SIRA), […]


The food industry as a ‘live system’

Lesley Hemson, food sector manager at Kiwa PAI. Kiwa PAI is the UKAS-accredited specialist in food, feed and farm certification, notes the key issues that she sees in food certification.

SGS serves up new food standard

The first global standard for auditing and certificating agents and brokers in the food supply chain is about to be awarded by SGS to a UK based company after more than 18 months of development work with the British Retail Consortium (BRC). David Brackston, technical director BRC Global Standards, says, “The new BRC Agents and […]

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International recognition for Reaseheath College’s Food Centre

Reaseheath College’s Food Centre has become the first and only educational institution in Britain to achieve an internationally recognised British Retail Consortium (BRC) certification. The £7million Food Centre, which is on the Nantwich, Cheshire, college’s campus, has been awarded a Grade A BRC, the highest possible quality mark within the food industry’s global standard for […]

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