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Supply Chain

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.

News in brief

Alufoil turns up the heat on BBQ championships

The European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) otherwise known as alufoil, is supporting this year’s European BBQ Championships 2014 in Poland.

Sonoco-Alcore speaks out after German court hearing

Sonoco-Alcore has announced the German Federal Court of Justice rejected an appeal against the German portion of Sonoco's European Patent EP 1 071 556, reversing a decision of the Federal...

News in brief

UKAS pilot programme participants revealed

Cert ID Europe, NSF Certification UK and SGS UK are some of the firms taking part in a UKAS pilot assessment programme for accreditation of certification bodies for a BRC...

Bernard Matthews to install 179 biomass boilers at 21 turkey farms

Lumicity has won a deal to install 179 biomass boilers across 21 Bernard Matthews’ turkey farms in Norfolk, Suffolk, and Lincolnshire, UK, due for completion in October this year.

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) to move to bigger premises

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) has invested in a €300,000 Yamato multihead check weigher, which can operate up to 100 bags per minute, to meet increasing demand for inclusions in products...

RPC to host Twitter Q&A as part of Recycle Week 2014

Plastics industry faces major challenges to meet ambitious Government recycling rates

RPC in partnership with recycling organisation Recoup, is supporting Recycle Week 2014 (June 16-22) with a question and answer session about plastic packaging recycling on its Twitter social media page.

SEDF, Omidyar Network, and Google contribute to SONG Fund

Schedulers Logistics gets $2m investment to expand India cold chain market

Aspada Investment Company will invest more than $2m to expand Schedulers Logistics fleet of cold-chain storage trucks to target under-served locations in India.

Pacepacker expands engineering team to meet customisation demand

Systems integrator, Pacepacker Services has expanded its engineering team to meet an increasing demand for automated machines tailored to customer requirements.

World Environment Day - June 5 2014 - Driving action on climate change

Sustainable food: Cut the greenwashing and act now, says Food Tank

Food manufacturers don’t understand the urgency of sustainability and need to act faster, but also communicate actions better with consumers, says the president of global NGO Food Tank.

Clients include Tetra Pak and SIG Combibloc

Hydro to build $61m beverage can recycling plant

Hydro, whose clients include Tetra Pak, Ball and Crown, is celebrating after getting the go-ahead to build a $61m beverage can recycling plant in Neuss, Germany.

Top 10 USP GEA Grasso V Series

GEA Grasso: Why V Series took 7 years to come to fruition

GEA Grasso has officially launched its V Series compressors to the market despite launching its first prototype in 2008.

Exclusive interview

AMERIPEN reveals future targets

The executive director of AMERIPEN has targeted growing membership and becoming actionable with its research on packaging-related topics as part of its future direction.  

News focus

GEA: ‘It’s no secret we want to focus more on food’

The food industry is a secure business with strong growth and GEA is ‘putting all its eggs into one basket’ to drive growth in that area, according to GEA Grasso.

Coca-Cola Hellenic: 'Sedex deal closes supply chain transparency gaps'

Coca-Cola Hellenic has signed a deal with Sedex to share and manage its supply chain data and ensure ethical and responsible sourcing standards.

In depth: Packaging associations comment on environmental performance pilots

Packaging to be addressed in EU environmental footprint projects

Packaging will form part of 11 food and beverage-based pilot projects starting next month to measure and communicate a products environmental performance.

Comment

Halal: Out of certification chaos comes criticism (and Islamophobia?)

The sensationalist media coverage around so called ‘stealth halal’ is only fuelled by the lack of certification harmonisation, Food Navigator’s Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn argues.

Interpack 2014

VDMA launches online customer catalogue

The Food Processing Machinery and Packaging Machinery association of the VDMA (German Engineering Federation) has hired a marketing and communications manager to coincide with the launch of an online customer...

CEF approves oxygen absorber mixture

A mixture used as an oxygen absorber in labels has been approved by a panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Promotional coding to hijack F&B industry

Promotional coding will be a big part of the food and drink industry over the coming years, according to Markem-Imaje.

EPA: US consumers waste 36m tons of food each year

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is challenging food firms, cities, businesses, and others to join forces and stop food waste.

People on the move April 2014

Industry movers April 2014: Merck Millipore, Multisorb and more

Who made it into April's industry movers gallery with job news in the processing and packaging arena? Merck Millipore, WRAP Cymru, Multisorb and Performance Packaging feature in April's gallery....

China faces growing beef shortages in spite of government efforts

Faced with a long-term decline in cattle stock and a widening gap in productivity compared to other producing countries, the Chinese beef industry is having a difficult time catching up...

Analysis

Aus and NZ must have guts to nuke alien invaders

Isolated from the rest of the world, New Zealand and Australia are critically at risk from alien invaders of the most threatening kind: biological pests from overseas that prey on...

Insights from Perrin Conferences

Traceability, tell-all genomics and authentication: The new reality for F&B litigation

Few short answers exist in the world of complex consumer food litigation. Arthur Miller, PhD, principal scientist and engineering and scientific consulting firm Exponent Inc., summed up three key industry...

Efacec automates logistics for Carlsberg distributor

Efacec is to construct fully-automated logistics facilities for Portuguese brewery Unicer, a distributor for the Carlsberg group.