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Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of food quality, safety, origin and traceability and this is exerting greater pressure on processors to keep track of every component in the manufacturing process.

Review of the Year 2014

From Frito-Lay being granted a US patent for reduced oil potato chip processing to Tyson recalling 75,320 pounds of chicken nuggets and researchers finding migration of ink components on the...

Report slams “obvious underinvestment” in food safety

France to increase its food safety workforce in 2015

Less and less controls and a complex administration… says ‘ La politique de sécurité sanitaire des aliments’, a report presented to the minister of agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll, last week,...

Ingredient origin labelling should remain voluntary under FIC regs, say suppliers

Food Information for Consumers (FIC) legislation should allow manufacturers to choose whether to label ingredient origins to avoid costly, complicated and unnecessary changes, say suppliers.

Ravenwood linerless labels expands into fresh produce and bakery sector

Ravenwood Packaging has expanded into the fresh produce and bakery sector, replacing traditional labels that carry backing paper with linerless ones. 

Smart Software for Efficient Manufacturing December 10

Blendhub Corp develops MES and SCADA ‘Excellence Centre’

Blendhub Corp, a food powder ingredients company,  has launched an IT Excellence Center specializing in MES (Manufacturing Execution System) and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) software for food production...

Smart Software for Efficient Manufacturing December 10

What to look for when searching for a technology provider

When looking at managing business priorities you must determine baseline metrics and start to measure change, according to the founder of a consultancy.

Guest article

The 5 biggest legal issues for the food industry next year

Legal firm Roythornes, whose clients include Adams, Geest, Quenby Stilton, Univeg Katope, TMI Foods and the Cornish Pasty Company, is an advisor to the UK food and drink industry.

Special edition: Track & Trace

UPM Raflatac tracks label footprint

Treatment at the end of life is one key factor in the environmental performance of self-adhesive label materials, according to UPM Raflatac. 

Special edition: Track and Trace

Global food traceability technologies market to hit $11.15bn in 2015

Foreign producers are stepping up to tighter traceability regulations of export destinations, a trend which is pushing the global food traceability technologies market forward, according to business information portal Visiongain....

Special edition: Track and Trace

Revolutionising traceability? DNA barcodes track the food, not the package

Food producers will be able to spray unique DNA barcodes directly onto food to improve traceability, when DNATrax becomes commercially available next year. 

Special edition: Track & Trace

Lascom updates CPG software to edit product specifications prior to INCO

Lascom, which develops PLM (product lifecycle management) software, has updated its CPG version to better manage data and documents ahead of the 1169/2011 European regulation consumer information on food (INCO...

Special Edition: Track & Trace

Honeywell technologies track food products from grower to grocer

In post-Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) America, traceability has become a huge issue throughout the food supply chain. Honeywell is leveraging its scanning and mobility technologies to help food companies...

News in brief

Locus Traxx Worldwide & Paramount Citrus sign track and trace deal

Locus Traxx Worldwide has partnered with Paramount Citrus, in the US to track and monitor its cargo.

BPC urges consumers to continue to support British poultry meat, after bird flu outbreak

The British Poultry Council (BPC), Defra, and the European Commission have put damage control procedures into place following the recent bird flu outbreak on a duck breeding farm in Yorkshire,...

$75m investment yields significant improvements

Foster Farms shares data management tips that cut Salmonella rates to less than 5%

Just four months after closing the book on a 16-month long Salmonella outbreak, Foster Farms is touting incidence rates below 5% and offering its recipe for success.

Guest article

FSMA: Many people are unfamiliar with the requirements and consequences of failing to renew their US FDA registrations

‘Packers & processors must renew their FDA registrations between October 1 and December 31, 2014.

Connect 2 Cleanrooms unveils HEPA-lite mobile cleanroom as it signs ME client

‘Manufacturers to deal with contamination at the point of exposure to the product’

Connect 2 Cleanrooms has launched HEPA-lite, a mobile, adjustable cleanroom unit which can be fitted at mission-critical elements of the manufacturing process line. 

News in brief

Linx signs ArnosTech as a distributor

Linx Printing Technologies has appointed ArnosTech from Cyprus as a distributor partner, selling its full range of Linx continuous ink jet printing and thermal transfer overprinting technologies.

Tetra Pak joins forces with IKEA and Kingfisher in sustainability drive

Tetra Pak says it wants to promote the benefits of responsibly sourced sustainable timber and has joined IKEA and Kingfisher to analyse the impact of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.

Repackaging costs? Remember the cost of lost consumer confidence, says BEUC meat origin campaign

Industry should put less emphasis on the cost of relabelling and remember the cost of plummetting consumer confidence, according to a European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) campaign to extend mandatory meat...

FDA India closes packaging plant after it was caught reusing oil tins

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) India has closed down a packaging plant for palm olein oil after it discovered the owner was reusing old tins for the product, which...

Small brands play catch up with food labelling rules

Small brands are reacting to food labelling changes more slowly than larger peers and risk a last-minute scramble to meet Food Information for Consumers (FIC) Regulation requirements, according to GS1...

Barcodes on packaging to play ‘even more critical role’

Barcodes in the food and beverage industry will play an even more critical role, according to Global Vision automated proofreading technologies.

Australia

Maggie Beer forced to amend misleading labels after ACCC wins action

The celebrity chef at the centre of an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) ruling on misleading labelling has apologised to consumers and claimed the transgression was an innocent mistake.

FDA, Kodak, and Sealed Air join intelligent packaging event

The AIPIA Congress will feature presentations by packaging, food, and government representatives to hammer out ways smart packaging can promote traceability, product security, sustainability, and more.

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