17-May-2013 - The latest European packaging manufacturer to announce it would be passing on raw material cost increases is UK company Paccor, which makes rigid plastic food packaging.
17-May-2013 - UK-based research groups Campden BRI and CABI have teamed up to consistent scientific support covering the entire food and drink supply chain as the world’s population continues to increase.
17-May-2013 - G.Mondini and Digi Europe have collaborated to launch an integrated weigh station with a coding system that allows printing directly onto film on the top of the tray, eliminating the need for labels and the cost of dispersing unwanted backing paper.
17-May-2013 - A whey protein coating is being developed as part of an EU project to replace existing polyethylene (PE) or petrochemical plastic coatings in multilayer packaging and enhance recyclability.
17-May-2013 - During the 18-19 June Akademie Fresenius Conference, experts from Registrar Corp. will offer food exporters advice on complying with U.S. Food and DrugAdministration (FDA) labeling regulations.
16-May-2013 - Mettler Toledo has launched a vision inspection system focussing on ensuring the correct type of lighting and utilising line scan camera technology.
16-May-2013 - Sensitivity, stability and customer trust is vital when it comes to metal detection systems, according to CEIA.
16-May-2013 - Eagle Product Inspection has identified sanitation and survivability as key factors in the design of the new machines for the meat industry it unveiled last week.
15-May-2013 - France and Germany have teamed up to work on improving polymer sourcing for plastic packaging and address environmental challenges.
15-May-2013 - Beverage carton recycling has continued to increase in the UK, with half of all local authorities in the country now making kerbside collections, the Alliance for Beverage Cartons & the Environment (ACE) UK has revealed.
14-May-2013 - Henkel, a German adhesives manufacturer, is offering an online resource to help food processors ensure the safety of their product packaging.
14-May-2013 - RPC Barrier Containers has created a custom packaging solution for French foods firm Soulie Restauration, imparting the products with a premium look and long shelf life.
14-May-2013 - 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).
14-May-2013 - Breast Cancer UK has claimed there is a “wealth of peer reviewed, scientific evidence that raises serious concerns” over the safety of exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) but the UK agency responsible has reaffirmed its stance that the chemical does not pose a health risk to consumers.
14-May-2013 - Sirane has said it is already working on projects to help Courtauld 3 become a reality and meet food waste targets.
13-May-2013 - O-I has expanded its strategic alliance with Emhart Glass to supply glass forming machines and parts to all their plants from Q2 this year.
13-May-2013 - British Bakels will launch a range of new products after a £2.5m ($3.8m) investment in a two-phase expansion plan at a UK manufacturing site, its MD says.
13-May-2013 - Total Packaging has increased its folding carton manufacturing capacity with two new production lines from BOBST that will help it cope with increased sales.
13-May-2013 - Ulma Packaging has launched a wash down version of its Flow-Vac system to meet the demands of the fresh products industry.
13-May-2013 - The tolerable daily intake (TDI) for phenol has been cut to 0.5 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) body weight (bw) per day from 1.5mg/kg bw/day, according to a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) scientific opinion.
09-May-2013 - The small levels of DEHP that can be ingested via food do not pose a health risk, according to the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).
08-May-2013 - A new packaging line engineering firm can make an “immediate impact” on the market, according to the firm’s president and managing director.
07-May-2013 - Eurofins reported solid growth in food testing in the first financial quarter of 2013, which also helped offset negative impacts on revenue in France, according to the bioanalysis firm.
07-May-2013 - 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.
06-May-2013 - Dutch meat packaging firm A. van den Broek BV reportedly has found that by adding DuPont’s Surlyn sealant layer to its Hibassk high-barrier film, meat is kept fresher longer.
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