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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.

CSB-System eyes English speaking market expansion

Business software specialist CSB-System says it is keen to expand in English-speaking markets such as the US and UK, and claims it offers beverage firms a level of system integration...

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McDonald’s USA joins How2Recycle

GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) has announced McDonald’s USA has joined its How2Recycle program.

People on the move March 2014

Industry movers March 2014: Covertis, O-I, tna and more

Who made it into March's industry movers gallery with job news in the processing and packaging arena? Covertis, O-I, tna and others feature in March's gallery.

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RPC joins Save Food initiative

RPC Group has joined the likes of Dow, Bosch, Ball Corporation, Ardagh Group and Siemens by becoming part of the SAVE FOOD initiative.

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It’sFresh! relocates to support global expansion

It’sFresh! said that its move to a new office will provide access to technical facilities to support global expansion.

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Ball announces passing of Gerrit Heske aged 49

Ball Corporation has announced Gerrit Heske, senior vice president and chief operating officer, global metal beverage packaging, has died aged 49.

60-second interview: The Day Job

What do you do? Bill Michels, president, ISM Services

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 Bill Michels, president, ISM Services, who...

OEE software troubleshoots product recalls

CSB-System International has developed a software program that plans, controls and monitors production and packing systems for overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

EUROPEN: EU framework ‘right’ for tackling packaging waste

Increased recovery and recycling targets mooted in an EU review have been backed by EUROPEN, providing they look at existing waste management infrastructure, capacity in member states and disparate performances....

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£50k reward for Marlex theft

Biesterfeld Petroplas is offering a £50k reward for information leading to the arrest of someone who stole its Marlex polyethylene (HDPE) packs.

Trace One launches T Transparency for supply chain visibility

Horsemeat: It’s not ‘if’ but ‘when’ the next food scandal strikes

Trace One, a private label and product lifecycle management (PLM) organisation, has launched T Transparency, a cloud-based platform for improving supply chain visibility across the food sector.

Operational Efficiency Month

EFSA gives OK to three PET recycling processes

Three processes for recycling post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) into food contact materials have been approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Sub-Saharan milk cooler project awarded $1m grant

A US engineer has been awarded $1m (€735,000) to complete the development of a biogas-powered milk cooler for sub-Saharan dairy farmers that lack access to refrigeration.


tna: How to improve efficiency through OEE

‘Although many people are starting to speak about a global financial recovery, we’re still in the midst of a unique period for the world economy. High volume food producers are...

People on the move January 2014

Industry movers January 2014: CEPI, MWV, tna and Toray

Who made it into our first industry movers  gallery of the year with job news in the processing and packaging arena? CEPI, MWV, tna, Toray, Schneider and others feature in...

Traceability tech market to hit $14bn

The worldwide proliferation of food track-and-trace technology is expected to continue marching on to 2020 and beyond.

Kraft Velveeta fans upset by shortage

Rumors of the popular cheese product being in dwindling supply has caused a minor panic among US consumers.

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Rhubarb growth on the rise

United Fresh Produce Association has launched “Fresh Insights for Foodservice,” a quarterly report about the latest trends in fresh produce use in foodservice and restaurants. 

Wal-Mart to strengthen food safety after donkey meat recall

Wal-Mart says it will take legal action against its supplier after it recalled donkey meat that contained the DNA of other animals, including fox.

People on the move December 2013

Industry movers December 2013: Agilent, Linpac and Peter Kaye

Who made it into our final industry movers gallery of the year with job news in the processing and packaging arena? Agilent Technologies, JBT FoodTech, LRQA, LINPAC, Avure and Peter Kaye's new...

Classic Cuisine expands turkey product lines

Classic Cuisine has expanded its turkey dishes incorporating festive ingredients and adding its own twist.

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).