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Huhtamäki Oyj acquires Interpac Packaging for $9m

Huhtamäki Oyj has acquired folded carton packaging manufacturer, Interpac Packaging in Auckland, New Zealand.

Edible food packaging, funny designs and unexpected materials

Tetra Pak: 5 Global Emerging Trends

Tetra Pak analysts Anna Larsson, Bettina Scatamachia and Kristina de Verdier look at five global emerging trends – and what this means for food packaging. 

Green Endeavor CEO: I’m an eco-industrialist; upscaling ‘green’ is simple

Bakers can take simple steps to go green by switching to eco-friendly cleaning products and it's surprising it hasn't happened already, says the CEO of Green Endeavor.

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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.

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Veteran marine, paraplegic, and CEO: Derek Herrera; RuckPack from BeverageDaily.com

Derek Herrera signed on as CEO of US energy drink company RuckPack this month. He is a veteran Marine Special Operations Officer and paraplegic, who was injured taking an enemy bullet in the spine in 2012 while leading his team during combat operations in Afghanistan.

Special K US annual sales slump 9.7% from BakeryAndSnacks.com

US total sales for Special K dropped $56m for the year; a slump that could be rescued with lifestyle-focused NPD, says the head of innovation at Mintel.

NMR potential to tackle tomato food fraud from FoodQualityNews.com

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) profiling could help determine between organic and conventional tomatoes to prevent food fraud, according to researchers.  

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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...