United Kingdom-based plants of Nestlé, Unilever, and Thorntons Plc are among the first to use an enhanced Advanced X-ray Inspection System (AXIS) to inspect trayed salads, wrapped baked goods, and packaged candy, among others.
Nestlé Friskies Italia is the first globally to use a retortable carton from Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL). Commercialized in May for its new Friskies “Qualità Freschezza” petfood, the Tetra Recart™ technology is more than two years from a U.S.
“It’s too easy to spend time and money on the best ingredients, careful production, and attractive packaging only to destroy the quality feel by poor printing of the ‘use-by’ date and batch number on the pack.” Sales director David Marx of Giles Foods knows whereof he speaks. His firm, based in Milton Keynes, England, supplies a range of quiches and specialty breads to major food retailers in the United Kingdom.
Welch’s Sparkling Juice is dressing up for the holidays. A new shrink-wrapped package, designed by Bailey Design Group (Plymouth Meeting, PA), should help Welch’s expand consumption of its product to times of the year other than Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year. “The challenge for us was to create lively packaging that ties in directly to holiday occasions and promotes a feel of family and celebration while maintaining a premium image,” says Russ Napolitano, executive vice president and partner at Bailey.