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New packaging systems open markets for Beacon Foods

23 October 2012

New markets are opening for leading British ingredients specialist Beacon Foods following the company’s investment in a two vertical form fill and seal packaging systems. Thanks to the new systems, the Brecon-based business can now weigh and pack wet and dry products ranging from 15 grams to 300g and 500g to 5 kilo.

“The new packaging systems allow us to supply single portion and small portion controlled packs as we explore new markets for our wide range of high quality products,” explained Edward Gough, Beacon Foods’ managing director.

“We are able to offer our customers bespoke recipe development and small minimum batch sizes. With the ability to offer modified atmosphere packaging, we can increase shelf life and the small minimum batch sizes enables our customers to reduce waste by ordering what they want.”

The weighing equipment was manufactured by Easiweigh and the vertical form fill seals are manufactured by Gainsborough Engineering Company.

Established in 1993, Beacon Foods employs around 100 people and is the UK’s leading specialist producer of roasted and char grilled vegetables and fruit ranges, relishes, chutneys and sauces. For on-line information about Beacon Foods visit www.beaconfoods.co.uk.


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