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Valio, Danone & Gropper already using 3DLE tech

Coveris Rigid partners with Dukat to offer DLE dry offset printing

Dukat printing cups

Croatian milk and dairy company, Dukat, is one of the first companies to sign up to Coveris Rigid 3D Digital Laser Engraved (DLE) technology.

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Packaging design inspiration gallery: READY MEALS

Thanks to increasing consumer hunger for convenience and quality, ready-meal products are on the rise--and so are creative ready-meal packages. Here are some packaging examples to whet your appetite.

Guest article

Kind Vs Clif Bar: 5 tips to make your food product packaging protectable

‘One would be hard-pressed to find a marketing professional who did not believe in the uniqueness of his or her product branding portfolio. Indeed, store shelves are crowded with an ever-increasing variety of eye-catching and interesting product packaging, all in an attempt to lure a customer bewildered by choice.

Australia

Drinkers need to be told about the risk of cancer from alcohol

Curtin University researchers are now recommending the adoption of cancer warning labels for alcoholic beverages after a study they conducted found that Australians would take not be averse to seeing such advisories on their wine, beer and spirits bottles.

‘Outlook for the 2014/15 year is for higher earnings’

Amcor profit after tax up 24.6%

Amcor will continue to expand its portfolio following its Flexible Packaging acquisitions in China, Australia, Indonesia and India.

Insight

Human rights due diligence is part of the cost of business in SE Asia

Recently, it seems that not a week goes by without a lead story in the English-language press raising serious concerns about the adverse impact of some food and beverage companies on their workers, surrounding communities or on the environment.

Global Industry News

Rancho officials charged with 11 felony counts from FoodQualityNews.com

Rancho Feeding Corporation officials have been indicted by a federal ground jury for allowing tainted meat into the supply chain.

Embargo hit FrieslandCampina exploring alternative markets for cheese from DairyReporter.com

Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina is "exploring" alternative markets for its cheese to offset the impact of the Russian embargo on European Union (EU) food products.

DVFA: Not all companies complied with Listeria recall from FoodQualityNews.com

Around 40 companies have not fully complied with the recall of products tainted by Listeria linked to the death of 13 people, according to the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.

Carlsberg CEO warns of possible Russian brewery closures as Ukraine standoff bites from BeverageDaily.com

Carlsberg’s CEO warned today that its Russian subsidiary Baltika Breweries is considering brewery closures due to a fragile consumer confidence affected by the ongoing Ukraine crisis.

Spotlight

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...

Krones will slash Italian jobs to ensure site’s ‘long-term future’

Krones will slash Italian jobs to ensure site’s ‘long-term future’

Krones said today that it will scrap packaging and palletising operations at its subsidiary Kosme, which specializes...

Food packaging labels must be easier to understand: Canada

Canada demands clearer nutrition labels

The Canadian government is proposing changes to its labels on food packaging to make the data more...

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...