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Yearsley Logistics to build third superhub for frozen food

01-Aug-2014 - Yearsley Logistics, a UK distributor of frozen foods, will complete the second phase of a three-part, £5m expansion of its freezer “superhub” warehouse in December.

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Amcor LiquiForm to be commercialised in two years

Amcor’s LiquiForm, which uses consumable liquid instead of compressed air to hydraulically form and fill a container on one machine simultaneously will be commercialized in two to three years’ time.

Plain packaging pay out to Mars would ‘certainly not be trivial’, says Institute of Economic Affairs

Mars in 2012 wrote to the UK’s Department of Health to express concern over the potential impact on branding and intellectual property rights should tobacco plain packaging policy be extended to food – something the Institute of Economic Affairs said could cost the government big bucks should a mega-confectionery brand take...

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Corporate v decentralized procurement

The food and beverage industry today is faced with the question of whether corporate procurement is more effective than decentralized procurement. While its challenges set it apart from other industries, F&B organizations share common procurement practices with those in other industry sectors. 

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.

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Food Safety recall round-up 25-31 July

Recalls: E.coli O111, Listeria and iron filings from FoodQualityNews.com

This week in the recall round-up gallery the  reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to the UK, US, Canada, France, Belgium and Germany.

Nestlé patent outlines straining-free process for 14% protein Greek yogurt from DairyReporter.com

Nestlé has applied to patent a method it says will produce reduced-lactose skim milk-based Greek yogurt with a protein content of up to 14%, without adding protein or the use of straining technology.

Meat storage times could be increased - EFSA from FoodQualityNews.com

The time between slaughter and minced meat preparation could be extended without increasing the growth of potentially harmful bacteria, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Chobani request to appeal UK Greek yogurt injunction rejected from DairyReporter.com

Chobani's long-running legal battle with rival Fage over its use of the term 'Greek yogurt' in the UK is seemingly at an end, after it was refused permission to launch a second appeal against a 2013 High Court injunction.

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Flexible packaging emphasizes convenience

Top five flexible packaging trends

A leader from packaging provider Zip-Pak has offered his views on what trends are driving the flexible...

Krones will slash Italian jobs to ensure site’s ‘long-term future’

Krones will slash Italian jobs to ensure site’s ‘long-term future’

Krones said today that it will scrap packaging and palletising operations at its subsidiary Kosme, which specializes...

Food packaging labels must be easier to understand: Canada

Canada demands clearer nutrition labels

The Canadian government is proposing changes to its labels on food packaging to make the data more...

Food safety violations land Sysco a $19.4m penalty

Sysco penalized $19.4m for unrefrigerated food storage

Food distribution giant Sysco has been ordered to pay nearly $20m in restitution for keeping perishable food...