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Special edition: 'The rise of free from'

The demand for products with dual or multiple free-from labeling is growing

By Gill Hyslop

The rise of free from is throwing up unique challenges for manufacturers in that, often products that replace allergens can have an allergen classification themselves, like nuts to provide protein and fat content; or eggs or milk to bind ingredients in...

There’s clearly a commercial benefit to being a free-from manufacturer, but there are lots of controls and verification points that manufacturers need to have in place to make accurate and reliable claims.

New guidance to prevent free-from faux pas

By Lynda Searby

Concern over misuse of the term ‘free-from’ in relation to allergens in food products and a need for greater standardisation of manufacturing practices has led the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) to produce new...

William Carteaux, president/CEO, SPI

SPI to launch MRO Expo

By Jenny Eagle

The Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI) is launching MRO Expo, (Maintenance, Repair, and Operations products and services) next year.

Fispal Technology 2015

Fispal Technology 2015

By Jenny Eagle

Fispal Technology 2015, an international fair for packaging, process and logistics for the food and beverage industry, took place between June 23-26, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The completion of the deal has saved 150 jobs

Finsbury completes acquisition of Just Desserts

By Michael Stones

Finsbury Food Group has completed its acquisition of foodservice supplier Johnstone’s Just Desserts, saving 150 jobs at the firm, after buying the business out of administration.

Sigma Packaging expansion leads to rebranding

Sigma Packaging expansion leads to rebranding

By Jenny Eagle

Sigma Packaging has expanded its product and service offerings beyond packaging machinery to include processing and support equipment and will rename the company SIGMA Equipment, effective August 1, 2015.

Valmet signs Yuen Foong Yu Packaging deal

Valmet signs Yuen Foong Yu Packaging deal

By Jenny Eagle

Valmet has partnered with Yuen Foong Yu (YFY) Packaging to supply an OptiConcept M containerboard production line for the company's Xin Wu site in Taoyuan County, Taiwan.

BEMA Gulfood Manufacturing 2014 Dubai

BEMA networking event Gulfood Manufacturing 2014

By Jenny Eagle

BEMA (Baking Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds) brought together its exhibiting members at the inaugural Gulfood Manufacturing 2014 at the Conrad Hotel, Dubai, recently.

People on the move October 2014

People on the move October 2014

Industry Movers October 2014: Clondalkin, Comexi and Schneider

By Joseph James Whitworth

Who made it into October's industry movers gallery with job news in the processing and packaging arena?Clondalkin Group, Comexi Group, RPC Bebo UK, Schneider Packaging Equipment  Co., Kiwi, Hughes Equipment and R&B Plastics Machinery all feature...


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