Ready Meals & Side Dishes

Huhtamaki to trial fiber based ready meal packaging on UK market

04 Jun 2018 --- Huhtamaki, a global specialist in packaging for food and drink, are to trial a new fiber-based, ready meal packaging. The trial version of the renewable fiber packaging will be tested in the UK this May, as part of Huhtamaki’s efforts to develop alternatives to plastic ready meal trays.

Herbert Adams Relaunch

23 May 2018 --- Herbert Adams is not predictable freezer aisle pie. The century-old pie maker is drawing from ingredients and experience to deploy a national TV, print and outdoor campaign that launched this June 2018.

Ready meals with a pulse: Gaia Pulses on sustainability from the outside in

18 May 2018 --- Dining out, in is pegged at number seven in Innova Market Insights top ten 2018 trends, and in this suit, we have seen the face of ready meals drastically change from plastic packaged, typically calorie-laden curries and pizza. Delivering on this exciting front is London based Gaia Pulses; coined the UK’s first ready meal in GM-free compostable packaging. NutritionInsight spoke to Yolanda Antonopoulou, Founder, about the meals which are made for the mindful, on-the-go consumer.

The Snack Bag Series – The Best Eco-Friendly Grab And Go Packaging On The Market

01 May 2018 --- Packaging Resources, Inc,® announces the release of its new Eco-friendly Snack Bag Series. Have you been searching for attractive, Eco-friendly, sandwich packaging that makes it easy for prepares to package food quickly and neatly.

Mix and match: Packaging solutions to the customization trend

24 Apr 2018 --- Within the food industry, the key trend of customization looks set to continue. The trend reflects a consumer who is more inclined to have a say in what they eat, through the personalization and customization of their food on a nutritional or taste basis. Innovative packaging solutions are appearing on the market, in response to this stable trend and making personalized nutrition on-the-go a particularly viable reality.

Conveyorized Weigh Filler For Non-Free Flowing And Delicate Products

09 Apr 2018 --- WeighPack introduces the C-10 to its PrimoLinear™ family of automatic linear net-weighing filling equipment, engineered specifically for limp, non-free flowing, and delicate products including coleslaw, cooked noodles, diced tomatoes, raw meat, and more.

FrieslandCampina Thailand adopts Gebo Cermex machinery for speedy output

04 Apr 2018 --- FrieslandCampina Thailand, a local branch of the global dairy company, has turned to Gebo Cermex to install an end-of-line solution to handle its new Foremost plastic bottles, which feature a complex shape. Due to the 360° approach applied to wrap-around mechanization in the machinery, the company has achieved a speedy output 500+ containers per minute.

Sp Group Launches Retortable, Microwaveable Vsteam Pouch

30 Mar 2018 --- SP Group has unveiled a new advance on its VSteam bag solution, significantly boosting its suitability for the convenience food segment. SP’s R&D and Innovation department has developed better techniques to ensure that, in addition to being frozen at low temperatures, the bag can also withstand pasteurisation and sterilisation processes, and then be cooked in a microwave.

Sainsbury’s labeling system clearest for consumers, study finds

28 Mar 2018 --- According to a recent study by an online label company, Sainsbury’s supermarket has the clearest labels on their food. 39 percent of people find their labels the easiest to understand, closely followed by Asda. However, Morrisons and Tesco lag behind with consumers finding them the most confusing.

Coveris Launches Revolutionary Plastic-Free Sandwich Skillet

21 Mar 2018 --- Leading packaging manufacturer Coveris has revealed a revolutionary new plastic-free sandwich skillet that is more easily recycled within the UK infrastructure. The skillet uses sustainably sourced materials including a plastic-free, transparent film that biodegrades over a 12-month period, in combination with recyclable cartonboard, resulting in a more environmentally-friendly packaging solution for sandwiches.

Compostable, plant-based pizza box “PizzaRound” delivered by World Centric 

19 Mar 2018 --- World Centric announces PizzaRound, its 100 percent tree-free, plant-based, compostable pizza container. The pizza shaped container claims to reduce packaging waste, labor and space, as well as sustaining the freshness of the pizza itself.

PFF Creates New Range Of Packaging For Itsu

26 Feb 2018 --- Striking new cups launched by Asian-inspired retail brand itsu are the result of a close collaboration between the company and The PFF Packaging Group. When itsu revitalised its popular noodles range, it also wanted a distinctive new look for the cups which needed to appeal to consumers and stand out from their competitors on shelf.

Earthbound Farm Recalls Organic Chopped Asian Style Salad Kit

24 Oct 2017 --- Earthbound Farm Llc of San Juan Bautista, CA is voluntarily recalling 1,755 cases of the Earthbound Farm Organic Chopped Asian Style Salad Kit with an expiration date of October 24, 2017 and UPC of 32601 95134, because it was discovered that some of the bags contain the dressing/toppings packets for the Southwest Chopped Salad Kit rather than for the Chopped Asian Style Kit.

New Tuscanini Parchment Crackers Bring Sun-Kissed Taste Of Italy To America

20 Oct 2017 --- From Tuscanini, maker of genuine brick wood oven personal pizzas, authentic home-style sauces, and hand-crafted biscotti, comes Tuscanini Parchment Crackers, paper-thin treats imported from the idyllic island of Sardinia off the sunny Italian coast.

Dole Unveils Salad Bag Redesign & Much More At Produce Marketing Association

19 Oct 2017 --- Dole, the #1 salad kit brand, is rolling out new salad bag graphics designed to make it easier for millions of salad buyers to select which of the 47 Dole® Salads is right for them, as part of a nationwide trend toward healthier eating and increased consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables and salads.

Taylor Farms Foodservice Announces Production Of Vegetable Noodles

19 Oct 2017 --- Taylor Farms, a leading producer of value-added healthy fresh foods, announces the introduction of zucchini and yellow squash vegetables noodles as new Foodservice product offerings. Foodservice customers can use this low-carb, pre-cut vegetable noodles for dishes on their menus.

Grant’s Unveils New Range Of Chilli Products

16 Oct 2017 --- Tinned meals brand Grant’s has launched a range of chilli con carne variants, following the claimed success of its original Chilli Con Carne offering. Consisting of Mexican Chicken Chilli, Spanish Chilli, and Italian Chilli, all three are free from artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives.

Fresh Solutions Network To Introduce Side Delights A Cut Above & Flavorables Product Lines

10 Oct 2017 --- As the growth of the value-added potato segment continues to outpace the category, produce and retail buyers will have the opportunity to taste the next, new favorite, quick-to-cook potato items at booth #1507 at the PMA Fresh Summit Convention & Expo in New Orleans.

Nissin Foods® Top Ramen® Finds Noodle Zen With Updated Recipe

09 Oct 2017 --- Nissin Foods, the inventor of instant ramen, announces a significant update to its iconic Top Ramen brand in the US Nissin Top Ramen is responding to consumer demand for reduced sodium by updating its entire product line to remove added MSG and artificial flavors and reduce sodium content.

Ready Pac Foods Packed You Lunch - Introducing New Fresh Prep'd™ Soup Kits And Wrap Kits

05 Oct 2017 --- Ready Pac Foods, the brand that helps give you the freedom to eat healthier, has packed you lunch with the launch of their new Fresh Prep'd™ Soup Kits and Fresh Prep'd™ Wrap Kits.