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Breakthrough trial for recycling based on fluorescent light of technical polymers

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Researchers at LMU University of Munich, in Germany, have discovered a way to identify plastic for recycling through the automated recognition of polymer constituents.

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Oak Hill to buy Berlin Packaging for $1.43bn

Oak Hill Capital Partners (Oak Hill), a private equity firm will acquire Berlin Packaging for $1.43bn.

Barcodes on packaging to play ‘even more critical role’

Barcodes in the food and beverage industry will play an even more critical role, according to Global Vision automated proofreading technologies.

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FSA meat inspectors strike in row over pay from FoodQualityNews.com

Meat inspectors from the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) have gone on strike today and will do the same tomorrow in a row over pay.

Woman finds dead mouse in Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut from FoodManufacture.co.uk

The Kellogg Company has been forced to launch an investigation after a Portsmouth woman found a dead mouse in a box of Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut cereal.

Mooncake Festival 2014: The biggest event in Asia’s cake calendar from BakeryAndSnacks.com

The annual Mooncake Festival celebrated in China and Vietnam is by far the biggest event for cake manufacturers in the region, says an analyst.

Russia starts closing McDonald’s restaurants from GlobalMeatNews.com

Russian sanitary inspection service Rospotrebnadzor has closed four McDonald’s restaurants in Moscow and has initiated inspections in other restaurants across the country in the next stage of the continuing conflict between the Russian authorities and the fast food chain.

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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...