• Biscuit boom

    Biscuit boom

    Britain’s biscuit industry is booming according to the latest report released by snack giant pladis

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  • Managerial switch for WorldStar

    Managerial switch for WorldStar

    World Packaging Organisation (WPO) member The Lebanese Packaging Center (LibanPack –www.libanpack.org) will assume WorldStar Packaging Award management from the start of next year. Since 2010, the world’s most coveted global packaging competition has been successfully organised by WPO British member IOM3. “As IOM3 has decided not to continue this task in the future, WPO Board members and myself issued a

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  • ‘Disorderly’ Brexit would cause UK food famine worse than COVID

    ‘Disorderly’ Brexit would cause UK food famine worse than COVID

    A “disorderly” no trade deal Brexit could be more catastrophic for retailers’ food supply chains than the Coronavirus pandemic. That’s the no-nonsense warning from Andrew Opie, Director of Food Sustainability at the British Retail Consortium, in address to MPs last week.  Opie discussed the unprecedented challenges of Covid-19, triggered by panic buying and general demand that

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  • Illegal HFCs: why the value chain’s to blame

    Illegal HFCs: why the value chain’s to blame

    A thriving black market has emerged for smuggled HFC refrigerants. Dave Smith shines a light on the underground trade and why it’s hampering efforts to combat climate change Why is there a thriving black market for illegally imported HFC gases?Illegally smuggled refrigerants are often a key source of revenue for organised criminal organisations and unfortunately

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  • Brands twist it up with social distancing logos

    Brands twist it up with social distancing logos

    Coca-Cola and Guinness were among a host of leading brands that reimagined their iconic logos and marketing to underpin the importance of social distancing.Coca Cola tweaked what is possibly the most famous logo in the world by distancing all the letters from one another. They put the modified logo up on several major billboards, one

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  • Food firms fined for health and safety failings

    Food firms fined for health and safety failings

    A yoghurt manufacturer has been fined £600,000 after two staff suffered serious injuries following the release of an acidic cleaning solution.Telford Magistrates heard that, in January 2016, one of the employees at T M Telford Dairy Ltd suffered serious burns from contact with a nitric acid cleaner, with an estimated temperature of 650C, whilst working

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