Can & end making


Singer Eliza Doolittle promotes Appletiser

Coca-Cola owned sparkling apple drink Appletiser has signed singer Eliza Doolittle as a brand ambassador. The platinum selling artist  will feature in an on‑pack promotion (pictured) offering 100 pairs of tickets to a private performance at a secret London location in June. The 10-week trial campaign, which launched on 18 March, features on the brand’s […]

Cans of corned beef contained horsemeat

Supermarket chain ASDA has revealed it pulled two canned meat products from the shelves after they were found to be contaminated with horsemeat. Since the scandal of horsemeat substituted for beef broke in January this year a number of frozen ready meals have been pulled from supermarket shelves. However, ASDA has now said ‘above trace […]


Young apprentices are UK champions

A team of young engineers from canmaking equipment manufacturer CarnaudMetalbox Engineering (CMB Engineering) have won first prize in the Manufacturing Team Challenge category at the national WorldSkills UK competition. The team were recognised for the design and production of a solar powered rubbish bin, capable of crushing cans and bottles. The winning engineers (pictured left […]

Food can’s footprint drops 30% in a decade

The environmental impact of the three-piece 425ml steel food can has fallen by almost a third since 2000, according to research. A study, by Empac and its supply chain partners released today (19 March), looked at the environmental impact of the iconic three-piece. It found the can’s carbon footprint has been reduced, on average, by […]


Cash for cans scheme given two-month lifeline

A scheme making drink producers refund cash for returned cans is to be propped up by a local government as a legal dispute threatens to derail it. Australia’s Northern Territory Government environment minister, Peter Chandler (pictured), said the authority would prop up the Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) for two months with taxpayers’ money. The scheme […]


Recall for loose seal tuna cans

A fault in seal tightness has forced one of North America’s largest producers of canned seafood into a voluntary recall of some of its tuna cans. The recall of specific codes of five-ounce chunk white albacore and chunk light tuna products is, the company says, because the cans do not meet its standards for seal […]


Red Bull reveals can contamination threat

Red Bull has revealed a blackmailer is attempting to extort money by threatening to contaminate cans of its energy drink. The blackmailer is allegedly threatening to place cans of the drink contaminated with faeces on supermarket shelves in Austria. According to a statement by Red Bull the company decided to go public about the plot […]