Daily Archives: August 20, 2011

European food companies call for elimination of sugar quotas

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Food companies are calling on the EU to eliminate sugar quotas as the shortage of sugar led to sharp price increases following reforms in 2009.

The EU completed a four-year reform of the sugar market in 2009, which cut subsidies to producers and introduced quotas limiting exports.

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Less time and more space

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Mettler-Toledo Garvens has launched the new XC CC CombiChecker, a checkweighing and metal detection combination system for food and beverage manufacturers to speed throughput and reduce footprint on the production line while ensuring high accuracy. Additional benefits of combining the functionalities of checkweighing and metal detection in one space-saving unit include reduced operation time, fewer operating errors and overall line productivity enhancement.

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Nicholl extends range with new tray

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Developed by Nicholl’s sister company Ecopla France, the new TO 109 R PAPER round tray is the first of a new range of lightweight biodegradable and recyclable paper food trays, introduced in response to customer demands for more sustainable options. 109mm in diameter and 21mm deep, the tray is manufactured from a single layer of greaseproof paper and offers excellent barrier properties.

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Greggs Making Dough with Advanced Dynamics’ labelling solutions

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A leading baker is singing the praises of Advanced Dynamics Ltd after reporting significant productivity improvements following the installation of highly accurate labelling equipment on a morning goods wrapping line.

The specialist in labelling, feeding, wrapping and bagging solutions supplied Greggs North West with a Eurokett Junior 115 for a variety of wrapped baked items at its Manchester factory, helping the renowned food giant gain a distinct advantage in the competitive morning goods market.

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