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EU deal will ‘restore fish processors reputation’

Public confidence will be restored thanks to the reformation of the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), effective January 1, according to The Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Crop physiologist: Drought resistant peanuts needed

The University of Florida will further research to develop drought resistant peanuts – a big need for industry in light of extreme weather conditions, its lead crop physiologist says.

Horsemeat crisis prompts new ways to tackle food fraud

The horsemeat crisis has prompted new ways to ensure the authenticity of meat products, according to experts at Norwich Research Park.

McDonald’s and Unilever SAI talks about beef contaminated by animal faeces

The Beef Working Group, which includes McDonald’s Europe, Unilever and Vion Food Group, will meet in Paris on February, 24, to discuss principles from the SAI Platform (Sustainable Agriculture Initiative).

Food tracing tech hits 40K US retailers

The Food Marketing Institute is spreading traceability technology to its 40,000 US food retailer members.

Could a turkey shortage fowl up holiday tables?

Top turkey producer Butterball reports that challenges with this year’s crop could keep fresh birds off of some Thanksgiving tables this year.

Lack of progress on meat and fish waste

There is a ‘great opportunity’ to reduce meat and fish waste in UK households after a report showed no decline over a five year period compared to other sectors.  ...

Ishida weigher doesn’t take the shine out of oiled jellies

Family-owned confectionery maker Sánchez Cano, which manufactures gummi’s, marshmallows, liquorice, candy and bubble gum, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.


McDonald's says goodbye to Heinz

McDonald’s is dropping Heinz as its main Ketchup supplier after working together for 40 years.

On-the-go drinks rise in Mexico

Mexicans are changing their drinking habits, says Alpla which has invested in two Sidel Matrix PET blowers for Coca-Cola Femsa.

ABP on horsemeat: 'We are among those who suffered'

An investigation into the horsemeat scandal today revealed the identity of suppliers of contaminated meat to ABP, which was found to have horsemeat in its burgers.

Horse meat scandal: Website sees supply chain transparency

Sun Branding Solutions has acquired, a software tool which collects, manages and distributes product information such as specification details, nutritional data and packaging information.

Unilever and Kellogg pitch in on World Food Day

Food industry professionals from all across the supply chain tell us what they did on World Food Day (WFD) yesterday.

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Group swears by sanitation of reusable produce containers

The leader of a packaging organization fires back at claims that reusable plastic containers used to transport produce are unsanitary.

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Retailers pressure confectioners to implement digital traceability standards

Retailers are piling the pressure on confectioners to swap paper records for quicker mobile scanning technology to trace the source of raw ingredients, protecting them in the event of a...

How will big brands celebrate World Food Day?

Dow, Unilever, and other food-focused companies are pitching in to fight hunger and improve access to healthful, sustainable food.

Authentication tech fights food fraud

PolyOne Corp. has launched an arsenal of technology products designed to help food manufacturers and brand owners protect products against fraud.

Tetra Pak throws spotlight on FSC controlled wood cartons

ACE (Alliance for Beverage Cartons & the Environment) needs 10 more converting plants to get certified to meet CoC (Chain of Custody) certification for all beverage carton manufacturing plants by 2018.

Sidel wins $9m contract with Pepsi bottler Moha

Sidel has won a contract with Moha Soft Drinks to install a production line for its carbonated soft drinks (CSD) and water in Ethiopia.

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Risk management on the go: Agri-food looks to mobile tech

In this guest article, Lauren LaFronz at Triple Point Technology looks at the role that mobile technologies can play in the fast-moving and increasingly volatile agri-food sector.


ITWWA predicts US take-off for ‘shuttle-based’ storage systems

ITW Warehouse Automation insists US demand is growing for shuttle or cart-based automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) as a solution for ‘brown’ and ‘greenfield’ warehouses.

Pollutant phases of bio-based films identified

The manufacturing and extraction of raw materials are the most pollutant stages of the life cycle when producing bio-based films, according to a study.

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Diffraction grating shows potential for sorting food contact packaging

Automatic sorting systems using diffraction grating could boost recycled content of plastic food packaging and be available within a few years, claims Axion Consulting.

Reduce, reuse, recycle: FAO says food waste costs $750bn a year

The FAO has issued a toolkit for reducing food waste, as it reveals the direct economic cost to food producers stands at $750bn (€561bn) a year, in a new report.

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Unilever increases CHEP European pallet service by 70%

Unilever has increased its use of CHEP’s service in Europe by 70%, replacing white-wood exchange pallets with CHEP’s managed pooling system.

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