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Retiring FDA-CFSAN chief bids adieu at meeting

NACMCF finalizes norovirus control strategies document

The National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) has moved closer to finalizing its recommendations on control strategies to reduce foodborne norovirus infections.

US belt manufacturer hires UK sales manager to expand bakery and snacks sector

Cambridge Engineered Solutions, a US metal conveyor belt manufacturer, has hired its first sales manager to support the company’s business growth in the UK and Ireland.

The goal: Meet brand owner standards and FSMA requirements

Thermo Fisher Scientific X-ray systems detect contaminants in bulk ingredients

Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced two bulk X-ray systems to help bulk ingredient suppliers meet brand owners’ demand for contaminant-free products. 

BEMA networking event Gulfood Manufacturing 2014

BEMA (Baking Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds) brought together its exhibiting members at the inaugural Gulfood Manufacturing 2014 at the Conrad Hotel, Dubai, recently.

Special edition: Track and Trace

Revolutionising traceability? DNA barcodes track the food, not the package

Food producers will be able to spray unique DNA barcodes directly onto food to improve traceability, when DNATrax becomes commercially available next year. 

Special edition: Track & Trace

Lascom updates CPG software to edit product specifications prior to INCO

Lascom, which develops PLM (product lifecycle management) software, has updated its CPG version to better manage data and documents ahead of the 1169/2011 European regulation consumer information on food (INCO Regulation), which comes into effect on December 13, 2014.

News in brief

Smurfit Kappa opens €28m Bag-in-Box plant in Spain

Smurfit Kappa has opened a €28m Bag-in-Box plant in Ibi, Spain, due to growing demand in the region.

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Tetra Pak, Gulfood Manufacturing, dairy products
Live from Gulfood Manufacturing 2014

Tetra Pak: Asia, Africa & Latin America will consume ever increasing share of liquid dairy products

Asia, Africa and Latin America will consume an ever increasing share of liquid dairy products, according to...

British Plastics Federation Peter Davis
Exclusive interview with former BPF director-general

‘Attacks on plastic products are not supported by scientific fact’

The former director general of The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has spoken out about the future of...

In pics: Two months of food scandals rocks Taiwan
Taiwan

In pics: Two months of food scandals rocks Taiwan

Recent reports that international furniture retailer Ikea has been using expired milk in its ice cream is...

Ball Corporation third quarter financial results
Firm to invest in India to meet demand for extruded aluminium packaging

Ball saw weaker than expected can sales after the Brazil World Cup

Ball Corporation has released its financial results for the third quarter of 2013, with weaker than expected...

Coca-Cola recognised for Tetra Pak bio-based plastic
Brazilian dairy Vigor picks up Silver for its Actilife probiotics

Coca-Cola recognised for Tetra Pak bio-based plastic

Coca-Cola’s Del Valle Reserva juice and Vigor’s Actilife probiotics have been recognised for their Tetra Pak products...

Canadean anti-bacterial packaging food cans tins health freshness

Jumpy about germs? Brands can boost safety and quality credentials with anti-bacterial packaging

The market for anti-bacterial food cans is set to grow, predicts market research company Canadean, adding the...

‘Pouch slouch’ to poor quality glass: PMMI Beverage Packaging report
PACK EXPO 2014: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

‘Pouch slouch’, premium appeal and poor quality glass: PMMI 2014 Beverage Packaging report

In this exclusive video shot at Pack Expo in Chicago we canter through PMMI’s 2014 Beverage Packaging...