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Supply Chain

Supply chain refers to the processes that take a piece of food from a producer to the consumer. It includes production, processing, distribution, consumption and disposal and looks at logistics, warehouse, transport, software, machines, traceability and RFID.

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Iron Apple International partners with SAI Global on Preventive Control Plan

Iron Apple International has partnered with SAI Global to meet food safety transportation regulations.

Sappi North America launches heavyweight LusterCote packaging line

Sappi North America has expanded its LusterCote Packaging Line with heavyweight products available in 70lb, 80lb and 95lb for food packaging and labeling.

ACE UK hires senior recycling manager

‘Recycling & sustainability continue to rise up the political agenda'

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) UK has hired Mandy Kelly, former business development director, Palm Recycling, as its senior recycling manager.

UNI Packaging to increase UK market share with £1.5m investment

UNI Packaging has invested £1.5m ($1.4m) in its St. Helens, Lancashire manufacturing site, including a Titan SR9-DT Dual Turret Slitter, to increase its UK market share in the short run,...

Musgrave renews private-label contract with Trace One

Irish retailer Musgrave Group has renewed its contract with Trace One, software company.

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Tesco found to have 'seriously breached' Groceries Supply Code of Practice

UK supermarket giant Tesco has been found to have “seriously breached” the legally-binding Groceries Supply Code of Practice that was created to protect grocery suppliers.

Heineken, SAB Miller, The Coca-Cola Company, Nestlè & PepsiCo.

CGF completes five-year project to install low carbon refrigeration systems

Members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) have completed a five-year project to install low carbon refrigeration systems in over 4,000 supermarkets, four million ice cream and drinks chiller units...

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The Frozen Bean to print labels directly onto its packaging with Domino

The Frozen Bean has partnered with Domino, to print labels directly onto its packaging thanks to changes in the law in countries such as Saudi Arabia, India and the Middle...

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Goss International expands into South Korea

Goss International has appointed Alles International as its agent for South Korea to get a foothold in the market.

EquipNet opens office in Brazil after surge of international firms moving to the region buying pre-owned equipment

EquipNet has opened an office in Sao Paulo because it says it has seen an increase in the use of pre-owned F&B manufacturing equipment, due to an increasing number of...

Delta Print and Packaging boss wins OBE after opening plant in Poland amid plans to expand Belfast factory

Entrepreneur, Tony Cross, chairman of Delta Print and Packaging, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year's honours list for services to the economy and voluntary sector in Northern...

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes destroy Coca-Cola plant

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes have allegedly destroyed a Coca-Cola plant in Sana'a, Yemen, according to reports.

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PET imports subject to Egypt scrutiny

Egypt has started a safeguard investigation on the import of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET).

Christmas comes early to restoration project workers

Henkel Adhesives creates custom-made glue to stick Tut Ankh Amun’s beard back on

Henkel Adhesives partnered with Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum (RGZM) in Mainz, Germany, recently, to create a custom-made glue for a restoration project to stick Egyptian mummy Tut Ankh Amun’s beard back on....

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Körber acquires Efacec Handling Solutions

Körber technology group has completed its acquisition of Efacec Handling Solutions strengthening its presence across Portugal, Czech Republic, India, Singapore, and Spain.

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Toyo Ink Group to expand into packaging with DYO Printing Inks acquisition

Toyo Ink Group is to acquire 75% of shares of DYO Printing Inks in Turkey to expand its inks and coatings in the packaging market, including materials for food packages.

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Dematic completes Reddwerks acquisition

Dematic has completed its acquisition of Reddwerks Corporation, and will operate as a subsidiary of the firm under the tradename Dematic Reddwerks.

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Tips for choosing a pump system for food and beverage applications

‘Pumps in food and beverage applications are used to transfer product from one place to another, from unloading rail cars filled with corn syrup for a cola beverage; to dewatering...

Allboxes Direct launches bio based polymer packaging

‘Consumers are becoming more sensitive to packaging and its impact on the environment’

Allboxes Direct, which works with Baked By Melissa, Milkbar, Farmigo, and Jacques Torres Chocolates, has launched a bio based polymer packaging to replace petroleum based polymers for the manufacture and...

‘Proof is in the pudding’ as OAL installs Greencore Grocery autocoding system

OAL joined forces with Cognex, vision systems and software recently, to present a seminar on the latest vision and ID technologies for the food industry.

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United Caps opens manufacturing facility in Schwerin

United Caps has opened a manufacturing facility in Schwerin, Germany, following its acquisition of Schoeller Cap Systems (SCS) in Schwerin in 2013, to produce closures for the beverages sector.

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Danone and Veolia: We must transition into a circular economy

Danone and Veolia have partnered to tackle climate change through areas such as water resources and management of plastic packaging.

Food Fraud Network exchanges boosted by IT system

The European Commission has launched an IT system which will be used to exchange information on cross-border violations of EU food chain rules such as food fraud.

Tetra Pak & DeLaval to raise the number of dairy cows in China from 45% to 60% by 2020

Tetra Pak and its sister company DeLaval, part of Tetra Laval Group, have signed a five-year agreement with the Dairy Association of China to train 150 Chinese dairy farm managers...

Importance of data-driven operations growing - InfinityQS

Manufacturers are recognizing the value of data-driven manufacturing operations to ensure consumer safety, according to InfinityQS International.

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