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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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Russia steps up food fight: Official ban on food imports signed by Russian PM

The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced a complete ban on the import of beef, pork, fruit, poultry, cheeses and milk from the EU, US, Australia, Canada and Norway,...

People on the move July 2014

Industry movers July 2014: Sidel, tna, Mintel and Toray

Who made it into July's industry movers gallery with job news in the processing and packaging arena? Sidel, tna, Adept, Mintel, Goss, Clondalkin Group and Toray Platics all feature in...

Yearsley Logistics to build third superhub for frozen food

Yearsley Logistics, frozen food logistics provider, will complete the second phase of a three-part, £5m expansion of its freezer “superhub” warehouse in December.

Ardagh in £5m sorting and separation recycling deal

Ardagh has signed a 15-year agreement with Reuse in the UK to increase glass recycling.

Polypropylene recycling process backed by CEF

A process to recycle polypropylene (PP) has been judged not to pose concern by the scientific opinion of a panel from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

News in brief

Tetra Pak launches sustainable packaging campaign

Tetra Pak has launched a sustainable packaging campaign called Moving to the Front, to raise awareness of the importance of the front end of the life cycle — renewable materials...

Top load carton former to be rolled out across Europe

Kliklok International wants to replicate US TransFormer success

Kliklok International is rolling out the TransFormer, a top load carton former across Europe, after it had success with its launch in the US.

People on the move June 2014

Industry movers June 2014: International Paper, tna, SOFHT

Who made it into June's industry movers gallery with job news in the processing and packaging arena? SOFHT, International Paper, tna, ICPP, FSNS C&A and Constantia Flexibles all feature in...

25% of milk produced in Tanzania wet season is wasted

Travesty of poor refrigeration in developing countries

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has launched a report which claims 25% of food wastage in the developing world could be eliminated with better refrigeration equipment. 

Special edition: Sustainable packaging

CPI: ‘Get the focus right. It’s not just about packaging’

The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) is calling on manufacturers to look at the whole picture of sustainability, right through the supply chain, rather than just focusing on the end...

60-second interview: The day job

What do you do? Adrian Fernandez, Videojet Technologies

As part of FoodProductionDaily’s ongoing series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Adrian Fernandez, vice president, global supplies,...

Guest article

Sustainably processed and packaged food – supporting local food advocates

‘Across the country, farmers markets with local purveyors plying dirt-dusted produce and artisanal cheeses are a routine and revered part of life during the spring-to-fall growing season.

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.