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Walmart, Trader Joe's fruit recalled in Listeria scare

Wawona Packing has recalled its bulk and prepackaged fruit products due to concerns about Listeria contamination.

A fruit packaging company is recalling peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots due to contamination concerns; the recall is affecting Walmart, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, and other US retailers.

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Valentis Nanotech coating to replace aluminum foil in flexible packaging

Valentis Nanotech, part of Trendlines Agtech, has signed an MOU with one of Israel's agricultural thermoplastics applications companies to create improved polymeric films.

Check, please! Eagle x-ray software monitors packaged food for contaminants and weight

Eagle Product inspection’s SimlTask PRO image analysis software checks products for contaminants and defects, without destroying the packaging around them.

Fabcon Food Systems upgrades crisp packaging machines in South Africa

Fabcon Food Systems (FFS) has developed a range of packaging machines with NPS (National Packaging Systems) in South Africa, which can replace old bag makers on Wright Machinery with the same footprint, at higher speeds.

Small stuff: Corn processing machines geared toward the little guys

Hughes Equipment is offering two small-scale corn processing machines designed for operations with lower capacity and smaller footprint than other processors.

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Americk CEO: ‘High label quality is critical’

Patrick Doran, director and owner, Americk Packaging Group, hired former Coveris MD Christopher Hart as its CEO in July this year.

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Food Safety recall round-up 18-24 July

Recalls: E.coli O126, Salmonella and glass from FoodQualityNews.com

This week in the recall round-up gallery the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Canada and Germany.

Bimbo Bakeries USA notes ‘surprising’ decline in private label from BakeryAndSnacks.com

Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) saw a 7% dip in US private label packaged bread sales in its Q2 results.

Job cuts proposed at botulism scare impacted Fonterra Canpac plant from DairyReporter.com

Fonterra has acknowledged that proposed job losses at its under-capacity Canpac packing plant can be attributed in part to last year's whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare.

BEVERAGEDAILY BASEMENT TAPES: TYLER BALLIET, SECOND GLASS

'People don't throw chairs and break windows': Second Glass boss on starting US Wine Riots from BeverageDaily.com

Dubbed the 'Prince of Boston's Wine Revolution' by Stuff magazine, Second Glass founder Tyler Balliet tells us how to start a wine riot and his excitement about speaking at Wine Vision in London this November. 

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Bühler infrared Sortex K sorters

Bühler stands out from the crowd with night vision goggle technology

Bühler is standing out from the competition by using InGaAs (indium-gallium-arsenide) technology in its Sortex sorters, which...

Nestlé USA recalls Häagen-Dazs ice cream
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Nestlé USA recalls 10,000 packages of ice cream

Nestlé USA is recalling 10,000 packages of Häagen-Dazs ice cream due to mismatched packaging which does not...

Flexible packaging emphasizes convenience

Top five flexible packaging trends

A leader from packaging provider Zip-Pak has offered his views on what trends are driving the flexible...

Wrigley creates squeezable chewing gum dispenser
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Squeeze me! Wrigley creates squeezable chewing gum dispenser

Wrigley has filed a patent for a novel flexible chewing gum packet that can be squeezed to...