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A guide to food labelling and packaging laws

What should you put on your food and drink product packaging? That’s long been a question that marketing teams have quibbled over, in a bid to shift their stock off supermarket shelves. KernPack has put together a useful guide to help you get to grips with all food and drink labelling and packaging laws. Download… Read more

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New food allergen regulations – are you ready?

In less than 6 months’ time, new regulations affecting many in the food business will become law. This means that consumers will be able to ask for any information relating to food allergens when they purchase food. The new Food Information for Consumers Regulation was announced by the Government in 2011, giving businesses 3 years… Read more

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KernPack now the UK distributor for leading packaging machine manufacturer Preferred Packaging

KernPack are delighted to announce that we are now the UK distributor for leading manufacturer of shrink wrapping machines Preferred Packaging. These versatile and efficient machines will meet the needs of a huge range of industry sectors from paper tissue manufacturers to fruit and veg suppliers. Shrink Tunnels, Cartoning machines, side sealing machines and many more… Read more

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Meeting the challenges of the growth in the biscuit market

  The traditional biscuit at tea time has been replaced with biscuits or bakery snacks for breakfast and lunch reports British Baker. Mintel forecast that sweet and savoury biscuit sales will grow by 18% over 2013-2018, predicted to be mainly down to rising prices rather than volume. Some traditional biscuit manufacturers are reported to have… Read more

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Measuring your production line performance

According to Colin Morgan featured in Packaging News, food manufacturers, particularly in the baked goods sector where timings in the production process are key, are under growing pressure to increase productivity and efficiencies. Measuring OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) is claimed to be the most commonly used performance measurement in packaging lines, monitoring how the production line… Read more

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Your top 5 business objectives for 2014

According to the Institute of Directors, businesses need to think about their goals for the rest of 2014. They recommend 5 top business goals for 2014 and suggest that a focus on controlling cash flow is key to your business survival and growth, keeping control of your costs and effective credit control.  Good branding is… Read more

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Intelligent packaging for convenience foods

KernPack and ATS Unique Banding solutions are using their extensive knowledge and understanding of the food sector to produce sustainable solutions for expertly strapping and bundling food items. With their innovative ultra sonic cold welding technology, their machines are able to gently and safely band convenience food items without any heat generation even in humid, dusty or cold temperatures.

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Inflation of up to 6% for Food and Drink in 2014

According to Prestige Purchasing’s annual Food and Drink Inflation report, Food and Drink inflation could reach up to 6% in 2014. Having already been subject to a 30% rise in the cost of food since 2007, it is claimed that inflation levels will exceed those of 2013 which peaked at 4.7% in October 2013. The… Read more

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New Year ban for imitation Cornish Pasty

The final piece of EU legislation came into effect this year, protecting our iconic pasty from imitations. Only pasties made in Cornwall to the traditional recipe of beef, potatoes, onions, swede and seasoning can be officially sold as “Cornish pasty” following the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) accreditation in 2011. A pasty is only deemed to be… Read more

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