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Are glass manufacturers feeling the pinch?

Plastic versus glass

23-Apr-2014 - The plastic bottle has been recognised for its flexibility and the easy way consumers can get a product out of a container, controlling the amount dispensed.

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Analyst warns of CCE's 'challenged start' with smaller 1.75 L Coke bottle

A US analyst warns that Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has suffered a ‘slightly challenged start’ with its new 1.75 liter contoured PET bottle in Great Britain.

Mess-free starch molding: The dirty tray menace will be history, says LHT

LHT Consultancy and Eagle Vision have developed a system that can help gummie manufacturers save upwards of $50,000 a year by detecting problems on starch molding lines.

Facebook campaign to choose 100 people for gluten-free product

How to get your face on a pack of sausages

A former BBC director who owns The Black Farmer, a gluten free brand known for its pork sausages, has launched a special edition Pork, Bramley Apple & Cider pack dedicated to its fan-base this month.  

British wholesaler fined £15k for illegally repackaging milk powder

A wholesaler who illegally repackaged powdered milk has been slapped with a fine of more than £15,000 ($25,200, €18,300) by a British court.

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Kellogg: Increased fiber intake can slash health care costs from

A Kellogg-commissioned study has suggested that $12.7bn in US healthcare costs could be saved if consumers ate more fiber.


Tumor in a beer bottle: Scary NHS advert survives industry strike from

The UK beer industry has failed in its bid to stop the broadcast of a controversial National Health Service (NHS) aligned advert that shows a man swallowing a cancerous tumor from a glass of beer.

North Korean Emmental production training reports 'not true': French college from

French training institute the National Dairy Industry College (ENIL) has rubbished reports it has agreed to school a North Korean delegation on the art of cheese making.

Putting the joy back in US juice: Mintel’s top trends for $15.5bn market from

Tropical flavors may help US juice brands stem sales losses, according to Mintel, which notes a raft of recent launches using tastes popular in exotic destinations where some consumers have roots.


Shaken Udder to SIG Combibloc! Foodex 2014 captured on camera

Shaken Udder to SIG Combibloc! Foodex 2014 captured on camera

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Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards 2014

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FPD serves up hot industry topics in 2014

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