Barcelona Packaging Hub launches

By Rachel Arthur

Seven packaging specialists have come together to create the Barcelona Packaging Hub: an entity born to respond to larger and more complex projects for customers around the globe.

Minister of Food and Agriculture Julia Klöckner and WBAE Chairman Harald Grethe BMEL/Mewes

Germany mulls introduction of mandatory climate and NutriScore labels

By Oliver Morrison

An influential advisory group in Germany has urged the government to introduce mandatory climate labels on foodstuffs to display the greenhouse gas emissions of products, as well as for a mandatory roll out of the as yet voluntary NutriScore labelling...

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Few UK consumers recognise RSPO logo, but does it matter?

By Flora Southey

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) says it is ‘not surprised’ by findings that just 5% of consumers in the UK recognise its logo, noting that as a voluntary label, “not all companies want to draw attention to an ingredient that is one of many”....

Weber said its new machine doubles the speed boxes on a factory line are labelled

Weber promises speed with new label printer

By Oscar Rousseau

US packaging specialist Weber has launched a new label-printing machine which pledges “faster and more versatile labelling" for food manufacturers.

Multivac files patent for cross web labellers

Multivac files patent for cross web labellers

By Jenny Eagle

Multivac Marking & Inspection has filed a patent application for alternative safety concepts for cross web labellers based on an intelligent distance monitoring device.

Nutrition information labelling exemptions are causing confusion

Small brands play catch up with food labelling rules

By Rod Addy

Small brands are reacting to food labelling changes more slowly than larger peers and risk a last-minute scramble to meet Food Information for Consumers (FIC) Regulation requirements, according to GS1 UK.

The Natural Light Labeling system from Laser Application Technologies marks produce without the need for stick-on labels.

FDA sees the light on label-less food marking

By Jenni Spinner

Laser Application Technologies has received a thumbs up from the US Food and Drug Administration for its Natural Light Labeling system, designed to get rid of stick-on produce labels.

Multivac launches inspection innovations

Multivac launches inspection innovations

By Rod Addy

A curtainless x-ray for lightweight products and a seal seam scanner are among the systems Multivac Marking & Inspection plans to launch at the IFFA meat industry show in Frankfurt.

Own labels, the risk of NPD

Own labels, the risk of NPD

British retail chains have led the way in terms of own label
development, with many chains having several different ranges at a
number of price points and quality levels. But with new research
suggesting that own label penetration...


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