Packaging Equipment & Materials

Members of the Plastics Action Alliance at the launch of the group

Plastic Action Alliance sets out goals

By Aidan Fortune

Irish food businesses, operating as part of the Plastics Action Alliance, have set out their objectives to help reduce the use of plastic packaging in their operations.

Nabil Foods signs Universal Studios tie-up

Nabil Foods signs Minions deal

By Michelle Perrett

Jordan-based halal frozen and chilled products supplier Nabil Foods is collaborating with Universal Studios as part of a marketing campaign that will see the fun and playful characters of the Minions in a tie-up with the Nabil kids’ line range and marketing...

The FSA's guidance on the shelf-life of meat products has been questioned by BMPA and MLA research

Shelf-life guidance comes under fire

By Aidan Fortune

Research into the shelf-life of meat products has found that the ’10-day rule’ may no longer be appropriate for the industry.

Volker Gerloff will step down from the company

Management changes at Multivac

By Aidan Fortune

Packaging equipment provider Multivac has announced that the CEO of its Marking & Inspection division is to step down.

Marel Poultry's BoxGrader at Şenpiliç's processing plant

Şenpiliç partners with Marel to enhance operations

By Ashley Williams

Turkey-based poultry processor Şenpiliç has revealed a partnership with equipment manufacturer Marel Poultry to control its packing, batching and labelling operations at its processing plant.

Consumer warning over needles found in meat

Needles found in packed meat in Lithuania

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Needles have been discovered in packed meat products in Lithuania, according to the country’s State Food and Veterinary Service.

Coveris to increase capacity by 20%

Coveris to increase capacity by 20%

By Aidan Fortune

Packaging provider Coveris has unveiled a £1m investment plan at its linerless labels facility in Spalding, England, which will see it increase capacity by over 20% in order to meet growing demand for the sustainable pack format.

Sealed Air has acquired AFP

Sealed Air acquires AFP

By Aidan Fortune

Packaging provider Sealed Air has acquired AFP, a leading, privately held fabricator of foam, corrugated, moulded pulp and wood packaging solutions.

EU clarifies stance on origin of ingredients

EU clarifies stance on origin of ingredients

By Diana Yordanova, in Brussels

After initially confusing food businesses as to whether they must comply with upcoming draft European Union (EU) rules on country-of-origin labelling, the European Commission has told GlobalMeatNews that its planned new rules will be voluntary.

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