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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.

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.

Special edition: Automation

Name and shame unethical supply chain practices

Reluctance to adopt technologies, like automation is in part driven by ‘endless squeezing’ of supplier margins by the major multiple retailers, says the PPMA Group (Processing & Packaging Machinery Association).

News in brief

VIDEO: Gualapack launches filling machine

Gualapack has released a video of its latest filling machine.

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...

News in brief

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.

News in brief

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.

News in brief

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.

News in brief

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....

News in brief

£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.