Processing & Packaging

Dirty Cow Chocolate's new green packaging. Pic: Dirty Cow

Environment

Dirty Cow Chocolate makes move to eco-packaging

By Anthony Myers

Boutique handmade chocolate company Dirty Cow says it has boosted its sustainability credentials after a collaboration with Parkside to create a compostable pack for its range of innovative vegan and dairy-free ‘messy’ chocolate bars.

The M30 R-Series is the first product family from Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection built around the Sense software technology. Pic: Mettler-Toledo

Mettler-Toledo debuts new metal detection systems

By Jim Cornall

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection has launched a series of metal detection systems for the food inspection market designed specifically for small and medium-size manufacturers and/or co-packers.

Lovechock bars carry the The Plastic Free logo after being approved three years ago. Pic: Lovechock

Environment

Lovechock celebrates 10-year plastic-free milestone

By Anthony Myers

Ethical raw chocolate manufacturer Lovechock BV is celebrating 10 years of being Plastic Free’, after making the move to renewable and compostable NatureFlex cellulose films for its packaging.

The new redesign from Freedom Confectionery. Pic Freedom Confectionery

Packaging

Freedom Confectionery puts inclusion at the heart of new branding

By Anthony Myers

Through the introduction of its lively new Mallow Land packaging, Freedom Confectionery said it is injecting some freedom and fun into Free-From food ‘to inspire a feeling of excitement for children around the food they eat’.

Mondelēz International said it is aiming for at least a 25% reduction in virgin plastic use. Pic: Mondelēz International

Environment

Mondelēz commits to virgin plastic reduction

By Anthony Myers

Mondelēz International has pledged to increase its commitment to reduce use of virgin plastics in its packaging, as part of the confectionery giant’s ongoing environmental efforts across its portfolio.

The popularity of nutraceutical gummies is likely to skyrocket, says tna Solutions. Pic: tna Solutions

Special Report: Post Pandemic Trends 2021

Keeping the production flow going during the pandemic

By Anthony Myers

We have entered into a new era of food safety and with the current situation fuelling fears around food contamination more than ever before, producers have been paying special attention to equipment cleanliness and effective pack sealing, says Edward...

The new recyclable paper packaging is now added to the full Smarties range. Pic: Nestlé

Packaging

Smarties makes switch to recyclable paper packaging

By Anthony Myers

Nestlé’s Smarties is set to become the first global confectionery brand to switch to recyclable paper packaging, eliminating approximately 250 million plastic packs sold worldwide every year.