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‘Coke's Mini Can Can!’ Muhtar Kent salutes small package 'romance'

7.5oz Coke cans were a standout performer for the company in North America during Q2 2014

The Coca-Cola Company CEO Muhtar Kent says the ‘romance of the smaller package’ is critical to building more romance around brands such as Coke in the US.

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Six Evol Foods employees sickened by carbon monoxide

Half a dozen staffers at the company’s frozen food processing plant have been sickened by carbon monoxide emissions.

Datalogic to supply packaging machine sensors for SMI Group

SMI Group has partnered with Datalogic to integrate its sensors in its bottling and packaging machines, which are delivered to F&B corporations including Carlsberg, Coca Cola, Danone, Heinz and Nestlè. 

Peak packaging: TerraCycle hosts optimization course

The sustainability-minded company will host a course showing food firms, packaging producers, and other stakeholders how to craft effective, sustainable packaging.

Exclusive: Andrew Yates, European sales manager, on UK economic volatility

Keeping it in the family – Endoline Machinery descendant talks about his grandfather’s business

The founder of Endoline Machinery, Ronald Yates, died aged 86 in February this year and his grandson, Andrew Yates, continues to work as European sales manager for the firm.

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Wrigley discovers ‘pectin surprise’ for gelatin-free chewy candies from ConfectioneryNews.com

Wrigley has filed a patent to develop chewy confectionery products without animal-derived texturizing agents such as gelatin.

Russian manufacturers should target dairy-hungry over 55s: Canadean from DairyReporter.com

Russian dairies are overlooking the opportunities that lie with older consumers, who eat traditional products such as kefir out of habit rather than for reasons of health or aging.

a2 Milk Company to resume China infant formula shipments from DairyReporter.com

The a2 Milk Company has received approval from Chinese authorities to resume shipments of its a2 Platinum brand infant formula after a break of more than two months.

Monster Energy 'truly sorry' for teen’s heart attack injury but denies responsibility from BeverageDaily.com

Monster Beverage Corporation has moved to quell investor disquiet as a jury trial starts to decide if it is liable for injury suffered by a teen whose mother claims its drinks caused his heart attack.

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FoodProductionDaily industry movers June 2014
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Industry movers June 2014: International Paper, tna, SOFHT

Who made it into June's industry movers gallery with job news in the processing and packaging arena?...

Bühler infrared Sortex K sorters

Bühler stands out from the crowd with night vision goggle technology

Bühler is standing out from the competition by using InGaAs (indium-gallium-arsenide) technology in its Sortex sorters, which...

Nestlé USA recalls Häagen-Dazs ice cream
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Nestlé USA recalls 10,000 packages of ice cream

Nestlé USA is recalling 10,000 packages of Häagen-Dazs ice cream due to mismatched packaging which does not...

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...

Wrigley creates squeezable chewing gum dispenser
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Squeeze me! Wrigley creates squeezable chewing gum dispenser

Wrigley has filed a patent for a novel flexible chewing gum packet that can be squeezed to...