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Sales up by 5.6% to €848.4m and EBITDA up by 9% to €123.5m

Constantia Flexibles: ‘In the long term Russia will be an attractive market for flexible packaging’

Constantia Flexibles has released its first half results for 2014 but admits the market is still highly fragmented.

Small brands play catch up with food labelling rules

Small brands are reacting to food labelling changes more slowly than larger peers and risk a last-minute scramble to meet Food Information for Consumers (FIC) Regulation requirements, according to GS1 UK.

Global Industry News

Food Safety recall round-up 22-28 August

Recalls: Allergy, glass and seal quality from FoodQualityNews.com

This week in the recall round-up gallery the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to Germany, France, Greece, the UK, the US and Canada.

Older consumers want ‘natural’ rather than ‘organic’ food, says Canadean from FoodNavigator.com

Consumers over 55 associate ‘natural’ products with healthy lifestyle and diet and prefer it to ‘organic’ food, according to a report from Canadean.

Contaminated eggs ‘no longer on market’ from FoodQualityNews.com

Eggs from Bavaria linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds of people are believed to be no longer on the market, according to a joint EU report.

China

China's most prominent food scandals so far this year from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

There is absolutely no doubt that the Chinese authorities are doing everything they can to bring the country's food industry to order, but they are facing a daunting task. We take a look at best-known scandals that have rocked consumers so far this year

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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...