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API Foils to expand across Europe

API Foils to expand across Europe

By Jenny Eagle

API which makes foils, laminates and holographs for brand enhancement and packaging protection for the snacks, beverage and confectionery industry, has expanded its management team in the UK and Poland.

Truss is calling on industry to increase its use of voluntary local labelling to show what farm or county the food is from - unlike in Italy where the government has voted in mandatory labels for place of production and packaging

UK government calls for more local labelling

By Niamh Michail

The UK government is calling on manufacturers to use local county of origin labelling on its products – but unlike in Italy such measures would be voluntary.

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Could it be you? BakeryandSnacks seeks new editor

By Oliver Nieburg

BakeryandSnacks, the leading global trade publication for manufacturers in the bakery, snacks and cereal is seeking a new editor to take it to the next level.

Innovation deflation: The EU food sector partially blames novel foods laws for an R&D investment level of 1.5% of revenue, compared to 15% for the pharma industry

"As a member of Parliament, I need facts. And I think you, the food industry, have the resources to find those."

MEP defends EU novel foods laws against innovation attacks

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn from the European Parliament in Brussels

The food industry should provide facts if it expects EU decision makers to consider dismantling the controversial novel foods regulation it has long-argued discourages innovation, a UK member of the European Parliament (MEP) said at a workshop in Brussels...

The recession has forced Ferrero to dtich plans to build a new Nutella plant in the UK

Recession hits Ferrero’s plans for a UK factory

By Nicholas Robinson

Ferrero’s plans to build a new production facility in the UK and double its sales here to £400M by 2015 were abandoned because of capital expenditure constraints, it has been revealed.

Nestlé UK to pull Wonka bars

Nestlé UK to pull Wonka bars

By Oliver Nieburg

Nestlé will axe its Wonka bars in the UK after sales tailed off following a strong launch.

United Biscuits has confirmed the loss of 76 jobs

United Biscuits confirms loss of 76 jobs

By Michael Stones

United Biscuits has confirmed the loss of 76 jobs, as part of a restructuring that would create “a more streamlined, competitive and focused company”, it said.

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