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Perry-McCall partners with Meredian Bioplastics on $70m plant

Perry-McCall Meredian Bioplastics USA $70m plant

Perry-McCall has partnered with Meredian Bioplastics after starting construction on a $70m manufacturing facility in Bainbridge, Georgia, US, due for completion in December this year.

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Expands stand-up pouch production with $1m Totani machine

Prolamina: ‘More CPG companies are moving away from rigid containers’

Prolamina has expanded its stand-up pouch production with a $1m custom-made Totani BH80 machine as it claims more CPG companies are moving away from rigid containers.

Tetra Pak tank 'eliminates' post-processing ESL milk bacteria growth

Tetra Pak has developed technology that "eliminates" the risk of bacteria growth in extended shelf life (ESL) milk between processing and packaging.

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DuPont fined $1.3m for pollution violations from FoodQualityNews.com

DuPont has been fined $1.275m for eight alleged releases of harmful levels of hazardous substances between May 2006 and January 2010 in West Virginia.

Valio suspends Russia lactose-free exports over certification confusion from DairyReporter.com

Finnish dairy Valio has suspended shipments of lactose-free milk and dairy to Russia, just one week after it was given the go-ahead to resume exports of the specialty products to the country.

Pernod Ricard hit by Chinese slump from BeverageDaily.com

Pernod Ricard says a slump in China, and unfavourable foreign exchange effect, is responsible for an overall 7% fall in sales, as it released its full year 2013/14 results today. 

EC announces emergency support for Russian embargo hit dairy sector from DairyReporter.com

The European Commission (EC) will provide Private Storage Aid (PSA) for butter, skimmed milk powder (SMP), and certain cheeses to "alleviate" the impact of the Russian embargo on European Union (EU) food imports.

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CCE: ‘Employees on the ground provide most useful insight for improvement’

Coca-Cola Enterprises goes back to the factory floor for top decision making

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) claims almost half of the total carbon footprint of its products comes from packaging...

Tetra Pak recycling Indian Army

Tetra Pak: ‘Biggest challenge in India is lack of enforcement of legislation’

Tetra Pak has donated three $5,000 baling machines to the Indian army in Jammu, Kashmir and Sikkim...

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...

Food safety violations land Sysco a $19.4m penalty

Sysco penalized $19.4m for unrefrigerated food storage

Food distribution giant Sysco has been ordered to pay nearly $20m in restitution for keeping perishable food...