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Packaging preserves food throughout the supply chain of distribution, storage, sale, and use and carries information about nutrition and storage on its labels. Without it, goods can become exposed and contaminated. It can also refer to the process of design, evaluation, and production of packages.

Ahead of the Pack: Our pick of the top 10 Pro Carton Award finalists

The finalists are in for the Pro Carton ECMA Award 2014 and the Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2014 with the winners announced at a gala ceremony in Sorrento, Italy, on September 18.

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Constellation Brands expands Corona Extra recall: glass particle risk

Constellation Brands Beer Division has expanded the list of production codes in a voluntary recall of Corona Extra , which was originally issued on August 15 because some bottles may contain...

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Burrows Paper Corporation boss dies aged 64

Ralph William (Bill) Burrows, 64, CEO, Burrows Paper Corporation died from cancer at his home in Little Falls, New York, on August 20.

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 to dispose of and recycle its cartons.

Amcor wants customers to ‘N-Gage’

Amcor Flexibles has created a mono material pack called Amcor N-Gage.

Firm to install packaging extrusion line in 2015

Faerch Plast Group to expand further into meat industry

Faerch Plast Group, which makes plastic food packaging, will install robot packing systems, cooling machines, compressors, an additional extrusion line and thermoformers as part of an expansion at its 2000m²...

Growth of aluminium products foiled by Russian dairy embargo

The European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) has released its half year results for 2014.

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SIG Combibloc packs a punch with Hero juice

Dutch company Hero is now packaging its Hero Fairtrade juices in combidome from SIG Combibloc.

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Five trends driving folding carton growth

‘From cereal boxes to ready meals to pharmaceutical packaging, folding cartons are a key product in the global packaging market. This market, valued at $140,000m in 2012, continues to grow...

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...

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Is Birds Eye revamp ‘first choice’ for consumers?

Birds Eye has revamped its food packaging, as part of a £60m brand relaunch by Iglo Group across Europe, to change the view of frozen food from ‘fall back’ to...

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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...

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.

The cheese stands alone: Sonoco cheers packaging sustainability

The company’s Sonoco Recycling subsidiary has awarded its Sustainability Star Award to Saputo Cheese USA for best environmental practices.

AMERIPEN: Food waste costs US consumers $162bn annually

Food packaging can play a powerful role in preventing costly food waste around the globe, according to the sustainable packaging organization.

Fresh look: RPC packaging boosts shelf life for fruits

A fruit producer has poured its line of shelf-stable fruit products into jars combining shelf-life extension and increased shelf appeal.

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PCI Films Consulting goes live with blog

PCI Films Consulting has revamped its website to make it easier for people to navigate and has launched a company blog.

Goss packaging presses land technology honors

The company’s Sunday Vpak presses have been recognized with an InterTech Technology Award.

60-second interview: the day job

What do you do? Karen Carter, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics

As part of FoodProductionDaily’s ongoing series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Karen Carter of Dow Packaging and...

Older consumers worldwide seek convenience in food, says Canadean.

Convenience motivates 17.1% of food consumption among older consumers, according to a report from Canadean.

Fruitful collaboration: Snack packaging wins recognition

A single-serve fresh fruit cup has landed a design award from the National Association of Container Distributors (NACD).

Novelis invests $106m in expanding Brazil aluminum plant

The aluminum packaging company is expanding its South American facility with an additional coating line and expanded recycling facilities.

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Cardia Bioplastics to open film and bag factory in Brazil

Cardia Bioplastics, which has headquarters in Australia, is opening a $700,000 film and bag manufacturing facility in São Paulo, Brazil, next month. 

FDA, Kodak, and Sealed Air join intelligent packaging event

The AIPIA Congress will feature presentations by packaging, food, and government representatives to hammer out ways smart packaging can promote traceability, product security, sustainability, and more.

Bright spot: CTI launches light-changing packaging inks

Chromatic Technologies has launched a line of photochromic inks, suitable for food and beverage packaging, which change when exposed to sunlight.