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Nestlé contacts Ecolean following successful Olper’s rebranding in Pakistan

Nestlé has contacted Ecolean following a successful relaunch of Olper’s UHT milk, owned by Engro Foods in Pakistan.

Salmonella, E. coli O157, Listeria, Campylobacter

US interagency group to improve foodborne illness source attribution estimates for major pathogens

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are hosting a public meeting next month to update stakeholders on work to improve foodborne illness source attribution. 

Packbridge celebrates 5th anniversary this year

Swedish packaging industry grows 1% faster than GDP

The Swedish packaging industry is growing 1% faster than GDP, according to packaging organization, Packbridge which celebrates its fifth anniversary this year and has seen membership rise from 40 to 250 registrants.

Dispatches from IPPE 2015

TRENDSPOTTING: Consolidation continues to change who's who among meat/poultry equipment suppliers

Talking with exhibitors at the International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, one thing is clear: the trend of legacy brands being consolidated under fewer large umbrellas shows no signs of slowing.

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Kliklok installs two QSSF600 shrink-wrap machines at Cotteswold Dairy

Kliklok has installed two QSSF600 shrink-wrapping machines at Cotteswold Dairy Tewkesbury factory, which can pack up to 150 bottles a minute.

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Elopak machines Pure-Pak carton 2015

Elopak to roll out retrofit machines for its Pure-Pak carton this year

Elopak is expanding its 1 litre Pure-Pak Sense carton sizes with portion and family packs with further...

Walmart, leadership, fresh meat, produce, merchandising, quality
Part of retailer’s plan to boost quality, attract organic food shoppers

Walmart makes leadership changes to improve fresh meat, produce operations

In line with its focus on improving product quality and category performance in fresh meat and produce,...

Wendel to acquire Constantia Flexibles for €2.3bn
Wendel to acquire Constantia Flexibles for €2.3bn

‘Most significant deal in flexible packaging since Amcor’s Alcan bid’

The acquisition of Constantia by Wendel for €2.3bn is ‘the most significant deal in the flexible packaging...

Listeria, outbreak, deaths, caramel apples,
Two additional cases reported in Canada

Six dead, 32 ill in Listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples

Six people have died in a multi-state outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes illnesses linked to caramel apples, the...

Massachusetts, parents, lawsuit, E. coli, Whole Foods, Rain Crow Ranch
Eight-year-old died from E. coli O157:H7 infection

Massachusetts parents sue Whole Foods, beef supplier for allegedly causing son's death

A Massachusetts couple has filed suit against Whole Foods Market and a Missouri beef supplier, alleging its...

Top 5 health & safety incidents of 2014

Top 5 strangest health & safety incidents of 2014

From a mass outbreak of food poisoning at a Food Safety Summit to beef from Walmart, allegedly...

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