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Waters tackles substance migration of packaging materials

Dr Jens Jacobsen spoke to us at Analytica

18-Apr-2014 - Packaging material manufacturers must control and monitor their product to ensure there is no risk from extractable and leachable components, said Waters.

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EFSA backs Arkema FCM proposal

A safety evaluation application by Arkema for an additive in rigid PVC plastics has been backed by a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) panel.

Coatings protect from mineral oil residues in recycled fibres

Recycled fibres in paper packaging can contain mineral oil residues but coatings can protect foods from these substances, according to BASF.

Products with panache: Greek yogurt innovations boost success

Bold and unusual flavours, added functionality, and developments in packaging are being created for Greek yogurt, according to Zenith International.

Dispatches from Analytica 2014

Shimadzu: Flexibility vital to meeting customer demand

Shimadzu said meeting customer demand for food safety and quality control depends on what they want to see or know from their samples.

Global Industry News

Dystopian drinks? ‘Beverages that beep, bleep, yell and waft scents at shoppers’ from BeverageDaily.com

Manufacturers will spend more on designing packages that ‘blink, beep, yell and waft scents at shoppers', according to food packaging expert Joe Kerry from University College Cork.

Tests reveal a third of lamb takeaways contain different meat from FoodQualityNews.com

Almost a third of lamb takeaway meals contained other cheaper meat, according to findings released by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Dr Pepper TEN…A dead duck? Analyst warns of ‘continued deceleration’ from BeverageDaily.com

Dr Pepper Snapple’s TEN platform ‘continues to decelerate’ in the US and many C-store operators are suggesting that they plan to pull the line from shelves and coolers, one analyst warns.

Easter bunny boils over rising chocolate prices from ConfectioneryNews.com

Near record-high cocoa butter prices have driven up the cost of chocolate production by as much as 20%; a price hike that will likely be seen on shelf, according to commodity analysts Mintec.

Chocolatiers back project for world’s first certified sustainable hazelnuts from ConfectioneryNews.com

UTZ Certified has begun a three-year initiative to develop a certified sustainable hazelnut supply in Turkey, which accounts for 70% of global production.

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