Processing & packaging

GNT will be demonstrating how EXBERRY can be used to maximise visual appeal in confectionery at this year's ProSweets 2022. Pic: GNT

ProSweets/ISM 2022

GNT set to add colour to ProSweets Cologne 2022

By Anthony Myers

GNT, one of the industry’s main natural ingredients and food colour providers, is set to showcase its EXBERRY Colouring Foods in a vast array of confectionery applications at ProSweets Cologne 2022, which is scheduled to run from 30 January 1 February.

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European labelling systems added to sustainability database

By Oliver Morrison

HowGood’s Latis ​database, which can rapidly verify the impact of more than 33,000 ingredients and products against 127 key environmental and social impact metrics, has added the EU’s Nutri-Score and French Eco-Score labelling systems into its metrics...

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Robots ‘ready to extend reach’ in food industry

By Oliver Morrison

There’s a strong case for the future growth of robots in food production in Europe, believes Dutch bank ING, as companies look to boost competitiveness, improve product quality and respond to rising labour costs.

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.

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