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2020 will go down in history as a challenging time for food producers.  It is vital that food supplies to supermarkets and shops are uninterrupted and rigorous hygiene maintained – but we should not forget the importance of the printed information that is provided to the consumer when it is on the shelf.  There are heavy fines for batch and date codes that do not meet the requi ...

We’ve all been there, at the end of the day starving hungry, rushing into a supermarket (remember the good old days!) and picking up something to eat.  Consumers may give a cursory glance at the best before date on the package, just to check that the item is safe to eat.  They give no thought, and why should they, as to how much research and development has gone into the ink di ...

The change in consumer demand as a result of the lockdown conditions imposed by governments around the world has created new problems for producers. Some industries have seen a sharp decline in demand, for example automotive, but others have seen huge increases in demand in the scale typically seen in the run up to major holidays such as Christmas. Factories in the #food, #beverage and #personal care markets are very used to managing seasonal variations in demand for their products, but this takes planning.  The unexpected and sudden change has created problems throughout the supply chain from primary producer through to retailer.

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