UK hard seltzer brand to boost production after cash injection

British hard seltzer maker Berczy plans to scale up its production after raising £450,000 from an American private equity company, to capitalise on growing demand for the fruit-flavoured alcoholic beverages.The company, whose low-calorie drink is sold in three flavours, will also use the proceeds to “build its sustainability credentials”, according to its founders Nick Graham, Matt Richardson and Nick...

Tiki Pets Brings new canned products to market

US Tiki Pets says it is developing its range of canned wet cat food to attract owners interested in healthier options for their feline friends.The Tiki Cat Grill Pate selection comes in six fish flavours and is sold in 2.8 oz cans in multipacks of 12.Boasting a formula of 66 per cent protein, the St. Louis-based Tiki Pets is...

Leading can fillers reduce plastic packaging usage

Leading beverage and food canners are removing plastic secondary packaging from their canned products, with food giant Heinz and UK brewer Tennent's both announcing plans to ditch plastic rings and shrink-wrap.As part of a three-year, £25 million investment in sustainable packaging innovations at its Kitt Green facility, Heinz will roll out a new paperboard sleeve to replace the plastic...

Canned fruit purées for home brewers

A range of 16 canned fruit purées for home and small craft brewers has been launched by Oregon Fruit Products in the US.The products are designed to add the flavour, aroma and texture of real fruit to beer, wine, spirits, kombucha, carbonated soft drinks and other fermented or flavoured beverages. The purées are available in shelf-stable 49oz (1,450ml) cans...

Super-premium West Coast hard seltzer launch

Ball’s 12oz aluminium beverage cans have been selected for a new hard seltzer developed and launched on the West Coast of the US.Tolago Hard Seltzer was conceptualised late in 2019 and – pandemic notwithstanding – was canned less than nine months later, in August 2020, representing an incredible feat for the small team behind the launch in Los Angeles, California.The ingredients used in...

Philippines retains five per cent duty on canned meat ingredients

Tariffs on mechanically-deboned meat (MDM) used in canned food in the Philippines will remain at 5 per cent until the end of 2022 rather than rising to 40 per cent as originally planned.In an executive order modifying the rates of import duty on certain agricultural products signed by president Rodrigo Duterte on 15 January, known as the Customs Modernization...

Coca-Cola cans celebrate resilience of Karachi 

Coca-Cola has launched a limited-edition version of its iconic canned soft drink in Pakistan under the banner ‘Karachi is Love’, named after one of the nation’s most popular songs of the past year.The song, which was a collaboration between Ali Hamza and a rapper from the Young Stunners, became a sensation across the country after it was first released...

Heinz canner in Papua New Guinea slated for local takeover

The canner and distributor of Heinz products in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is to be taken over by local biscuit maker The Paradise Company.Approval has been granted for Paradise to buy a controlling stake in Hugo Canning, which processes and packages tinned fish and corned beef. Hugo is owned by HJ Heinz Australia, for which it is the South...

Craft Brewers Conference rescheduled amid pandemic concern

The Craft Brewers Conference (CBC), the US show at which the world’s largest canmakers exhibit, has been rescheduled to later in the year.CBC and BrewExpo America, regarded as the world’s biggest event for artisanal beer makers, will take place in Denver, Colorado, on 9-12 September 2021. It had been scheduled for San Diego in March.Organisers said the longer lead-in...

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