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Packing nutritional punch: Weetabix calls out low salt, fat and sugar front-of-pack

Weetabix has redesigned its pack to draw attention to the cereal's nutritional value in a crowded marketplace, its senior brand manager says. 

Glanbia to kick-start gluten-free oat production

Glanbia Nutritionals will start milling gluten-free oats in November at its Irish food grade mill - verifying the entire process with a closed-loop supply chain.

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AmDough biscuit belts gain EC food contact approval

Ammeraal Beltech has received EC food contact approval for its AmDough rotary moulder belts.

General Mills targets further supply chain savings after net profit plunge

General Mills says the need to offset inflation is as strong as ever as it broadens the scope of cost saving measures across the value chain.

Splice up your life! TNA launches auto-splice packaging system

Australian food processing and packaging company TNA has launched an automatic splicing system for use with its Robag range of vertical form, fill and seal (VFFS) bagging machines.

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Cambridge Engineered Solutions designs wider bakery conveyer belt

Cambridge Engineered Solutions (CES) has designed a wider version of its Duraflex Edge open metal conveyor belt for bakers that it says can last up to 39 times longer than...

Pro Mach buys Benchmark Automation to tap bakery growth

Pro Mach has acquired Benchmark Automation in a move to strengthen its offer to the bakery market, as it predicts ‘significant growth’ for the sector. 

Frito-Lay president: 'We’re laser-focused on productivity’

Improved supply chain productivity using automation and better go-to-market delivery systems has driven core operating profit up 6% CAGR, says the president of Frito-Lay North America.

Green Endeavor CEO: I’m an eco-industrialist; upscaling ‘green’ is simple

Bakers can take simple steps to go green by switching to eco-friendly cleaning products and it's surprising it hasn't happened already, says the CEO of Green Endeavor.

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Funley’s Delicious launches on-the-go packaging

Funley’s Delicious health snacks is re-launching its Wholly Granolly and Super Crackers to appeal to on-the-go consumers in September.

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Hygiena unveils gluten test kit

Hygiena has introduced a specific allergen test kit for the detection of gluten residue on surfaces.

Fruitful collaboration: Snack packaging wins recognition

A single-serve fresh fruit cup has landed a design award from the National Association of Container Distributors (NACD).

Delta Packaging to open production plant in Poland

Delta Packaging will open a 10,000m² production plant in Poland in June next year, to expand its services across Europe.

Making contact: Vonco flexible packaging approved for food

The flexible packaging manufacturer has received the go-ahead from the American Institute of Baking for its products to be used in food-contact applications.

Fabcon Food Systems upgrades crisp packaging machines in South Africa

Fabcon Food Systems (FFS) has developed a range of packaging machines with NPS (National Packaging Systems) in South Africa, which can replace old bag makers on Wright Machinery with the...

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AIB International introduces HACCP online course

AIB International has developed a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) online course to provide practical and relevant instruction.

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Frito-Lay snack patent: It’s baked, but tastes fried

Frito-Lay has been granted a US patent for its manufacturing process to bake snacks that maintain the taste and texture of a fried product using a hydration step.

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Fire at Cornish bakery

Rowe’s Cornish Bakers says its Falmouth factory will be fully operational again in a ‘short space of time,’ after a fire at the facility. 

Hovis contract loss threatens 40 jobs at logistics firm

40 jobs are threatened at logistics firm Swansea Bakeries Limited (SBL) amid proposals to shift its contract to handle logistics for Premier Foods’ Hovis brand to Hovis’ Avonmouth depot.

Modular system boosts efficiency at $20m processing facility

International Food Products has put in place an EPIC liquid processing system at its $20m production facility, designed to improve operational efficiency.

Bread measurement boosted by Stable Micro Systems

Stable Micro Systems has added calculations to its non-contact laser-based volume measurement instrument to respond to industry needs.

Campbell Soup launches SpaghettiOs snack attack

The company has launched MicrOs, a sized-down version its heat-and-eat pasta, in single-serve snack packaging.

Aim high: Dynamic launches vertical food-grade conveyor

The vertical DynaClean Z conveyor is geared toward food operations needing to move product over significant heights.

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Seda and Dilly & Wolf launch snacks tub

Paper cup and container producer, Seda has teamed up with Dilly & Wolf to launch a range of 200ml pots in the UK, which are lined with an aluminium barrier...

Packaging design inspiration gallery: SINGLE SERVE

Snacks, drinks, condiments, and other food and beverage favorites are fueling consumer demand for convenience with single-serve packaging. Here are some notable examples of one-shot containers seen on retail shelves.

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