Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of food quality, safety, origin and traceability and this is exerting greater pressure on processors to keep track of every component in the manufacturing process.
Food manufacturers can now access a factory performance software system based in the cloud in a move its creator, food and drink operations consultant Coriolis, describes as a world first....
Demand for fresh, everyday consumables is fuelling growth in the active, intelligent and controlled food and drink packaging market, the latest report from BCC Research claims.
The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has injected £500,000 into funding food safety, authenticity and traceability research in collaboration with the Technology Strategy Board (TSB).
The European Commission has proposed reduced legislation and tougher fines among a raft of measures to protect against food fraud in light of the recent horse meat scandal.
Food firms need to ensure transparency and traceability up and downstream in their supply chain to minimise risk, according to Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA).
Cloud technology could fight horse meat-type food fraud issues by enhancing traceability, according to specialists in the field JDA.
Eagle Product Inspection is poised to launch meat quality analysis tools it hopes will help food processors crack down on contamination and lack of traceability in the supply chain.
European agencies will report on the risks posed by horse drug phenylbutazone (bute) in the human food chain by April 15.
Nestle has dropped a second, Spanish supplier in connection with discovering the presence of horse DNA in samples taken from chilled pasta products.
The ongoing horse meat scandal in the UK and Ireland is very likely to prompt more and stricter legislation to ensure traceability, according to partner at UK law firm Roythornes...
The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has ordered all British companies to test their beef products after it found beef lasagne from Findus contained up to 100% horse meat.
The food industry should urgently address food access, food safety and food waste as its core priorities, according to Sealed Air Corporation president and chief executive officer Jerome Peribere.
Studies tackling pathogens and contaminants, both organic and inorganic, are highlighted in the UK’s Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) list of 2013 research priorities.
Burger King has dropped supplier Silvercrest Foods as a beef patty supplier to its UK restaurants after it emerged that meat samples testing positive for horse DNA had come from...
Consumers have raised significant concerns about plastic food packaging in response to a survey covering the US, India and Sweden conducted by Innventia.
A UK chilled produce distributor has secured six figure savings annually for the past two years by implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system across the business.
Stopping a truly determined bioterrorist - or just a disgruntled employee - from maliciously tampering with a high-profile food brand will always be extremely difficult.
Progress on inexpensive radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has taken a leap forward with the creation of a form of ultra high frequency (UHF) Shottky diode by research institute Imec.
John West has rolled out its Can Tracker scheme to include salmon, mackerel and sardine products by 2013, building on the launch of the service for tuna in 2011.
Increasing health awareness, rising food and safety concerns and improved purchasing power in emerging economies will drive growth in the global active, intelligent and smart food and drink packaging market.
Giant pharmaceutical and food supplement formulation and manufacturing enterprise, Capsugel, has achieved European Union organic certification for it manufacturing facility in Colmar, France.
Breakthroughs in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, colour changing film and packaging designed to extend shelf life are some of the latest innovations highlighted by the Active & Intelligent Packaging...
Frozen food firm Findus has implemented several supply chain efficiencies in partnership with logistics service provider Sofrilog.
Mondi is working on a three-year project that could lead to a breakthrough in the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in the grocery supply chain.
Intelligent packaging is not just about tracking products from factory floor to consumers’ cupboards, according to Mondi marketing and communication director Albert Klinkhammer.