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Supply chain refers to the processes that take a piece of food from a producer to the consumer. It includes production, processing, distribution, consumption and disposal and looks at logistics, warehouse, transport, software, machines, traceability and RFID.

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CGP Coating Innovation unveils Corrosafe

CGP Coating Innovation has launched a range of corrosion inhibiting products at the Emballage trade show.

Special edition: Track & Trace

UPM Raflatac tracks label footprint

Treatment at the end of life is one key factor in the environmental performance of self-adhesive label materials, according to UPM Raflatac. 

Special edition: Track and Trace

Global food traceability technologies market to hit $11.15bn in 2015

Foreign producers are stepping up to tighter traceability regulations of export destinations, a trend which is pushing the global food traceability technologies market forward, according to business information portal Visiongain....

Special Edition: Track & Trace

Honeywell technologies track food products from grower to grocer

In post-Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) America, traceability has become a huge issue throughout the food supply chain. Honeywell is leveraging its scanning and mobility technologies to help food companies...

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Locus Traxx Worldwide & Paramount Citrus sign track and trace deal

Locus Traxx Worldwide has partnered with Paramount Citrus, in the US to track and monitor its cargo.

General Mills to shut and sell US cereal plant

General Mills will shut down and sell its first cereal manufacturing plant under the $40m cost-cutting program announced earlier this year. 

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DS Smith unfolds logistics container

DS Smith, Plastics Division has launched a fold-flat plastics container which it claims has performance, weight, folding/unfolding time, space, reusability and recyclability benefits. 

Boost for bioplastics: Corbion Purac eyes up PLA demand with $75m factory

Corbion Purac will construct a PLA (Polylactic acid) production plant in Thailand, as it eyes up global growth in demand for the bioplastic base. 

It’s a ‘roller coaster ride’, but demand is still driving polymer industry forward

The global polymer market is expected to grow to over 300m tonnes by 2018, despite a ‘roller coaster ride’ in recent years, according to AMI Consulting. 

Live from Gulfood Manufacturing 2014

Philibert Savours to upgrade its commercial department

Philibert Savours will upgrade its commercial department, announcing a head of global sales in January.

Water challenges could restrict business growth, major companies predict

More than four-fifths of food and consumer goods companies say that water poses a fundamental risk to their business, according to a new report from CDP.

French duo launch HalalTest: ‘We want to democratize analysis’

Two French entrepreneurs have launched ‘HalalTest’, a portable device that tests food for the presence of pork. 

People on the move October 2014

Industry Movers October 2014: Clondalkin, Comexi and Schneider

Who made it into October's industry movers gallery with job news in the processing and packaging arena?Clondalkin Group, Comexi Group, RPC Bebo UK, Schneider Packaging Equipment  Co., Kiwi, Hughes Equipment...


Danone Waters warns EU bottled water PEF rules could cost struggling SMEs

Danone Waters has warned that EU plans to introduce rules obliging bottled water brands to assess their product environmental footprint risks discriminating against hard-pressed SMEs.

Multivac breaks ground on €11.9m distribution centre

Multivac has celebrated the ground-breaking ceremony of a €11.9m distribution centre in Wolfertschwenden, Germany, with more planned in other regions.

Premium Warehousing AEB software speeds up Carlsberg beer delivery

Premium Warehousing, a British warehousing and logistics handling provider, has installed AEB’s Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS) software, EMCS||XPRESS which has led to faster processing of excise goods for...

BillerudKorsnäs joins Save Food

‘Few players in the supply chain look at the overall picture when it comes to transporting food’

BillerudKorsnäs has joined Save Food, a UN supported global initiative on food loss and waste.

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Tesco to change the way it works with its packaging suppliers

Tesco’s Food Academy, its robust style of negotiating, BPA and ink migration, were some of the topics addressed at the Food Packaging Forum in Zurich last week.

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Stora Enso creates executive VP of Sourcing

Stora Enso has appointed Johanna Hagelberg as executive vice president Sourcing as of November 1, 2014.

DuPont: 'Meat packaging needs to use high performance resins that seal through grease'

Packaging for meat and Parakh Agro Industries UHT processed milk in aseptic flexible film pouches were some of the topics discussed by DuPont at the PAC Packaging Consortium’s “A Day...

People on the move September 2014

Industry Movers September 2014: McCain, International Paper and Petainer

Who made it into September's industry movers gallery with job news in the processing and packaging arena?McCain, Borealis, International Paper, CIMData, Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Petainer, Clondalkin Group and FSNS...

Energy costs hits industry hard, says German plastic packaging association

The German plastic packaging market is facing tougher competition, with energy costs placing native companies at a disadvantage, says a national packaging association. 

‘Leave your cap on!’ Initiatives boost aluminium closure recycling rate to 45%

The average aluminium closure recycling rate in Europe has hit 45% thanks to improved collection and recycling, according to the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA). 

EU Food & Consumer business to focus on flexible packaging

Coveris to close its resin resale operation

Coveris has announced plans to close its resin resale operation, which currently operates within the company’s European Food & Consumer business unit.

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Linx signs ArnosTech as a distributor

Linx Printing Technologies has appointed ArnosTech from Cyprus as a distributor partner, selling its full range of Linx continuous ink jet printing and thermal transfer overprinting technologies.