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Traceability

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.

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.

Intelligent design: eAgile launches RFID smart packaging

The company’s eSeal RFID packaging technology is designed to increase the security of food products, and facilitate traceability.

False e-mail addresses using employee signatures

Sidel issues fraud alert

Sidel has issued a warning after several customers, suppliers and key partners were the target of Internet-based fraud attempts.

Support system: Videojet program gets the package coding ball rolling

The support program is designed to guide food packaging and processing operations through the ins and outs of effective use of coding and marking equipment.

Bühler stands out from the crowd with night vision goggle technology

Bühler is standing out from the competition by using InGaAs (indium-gallium-arsenide) technology in its Sortex sorters, which is similar to infrared detectors used in night vision goggles.

IFT 2014

FMI: Food traceability requires a common language

For traceability to work, food industry stakeholders must create and share a common language on safety and sourcing, according to one industry expert.

IFT: Consumers tapped into food traceability

One industry expert says traceability technology is evolving in response to consumer desires, in addition to regulatory requirements.

IFT 2014

GS1: Traceability is tops in food safety

The global standards organization is stressing the importance of improved traceability in the food supply chain worldwide, to keep consumers safe and regulators happy.

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.

Launched world’s smallest x-ray control system in 2011

Mekitec looking for distribution partners in India

Mekitec food inspection systems is expanding in India and looking for distribution partners to sell and offer service support for its x-ray technology.

Mum finds blade in baby food packaging

A supermarket has issued a nationwide recall of its Baby Macro Organic Tomato Chicken with Pasta Puree after a mother found a metal blade inside the packaging.

FMI Connect links safety in the food supply chain

FMI Connect, the annual food event, is focusing on technology and services that increase the safety of food across the supply chain.

The full picture as Luceo updates vision system

Luceo has launched an updated version of its machine to detect packaging with sealing and labelling integrity defects.

Guest article

Food safety compliance amid a complicated supply chain

‘As consumers lead increasingly active, on-the-go lifestyles, demand for convenient meals continues to grow and drive opportunity for ready-to-eat (RTE) and prepared foods manufacturers.

60-second interview: The day job

What do you do? Sam Millar, director of technology, Campden BRI

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 Sam Millar, director of technology, Campden...

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.

FDA sees the light on label-less food marking

Laser Application Technologies has received a thumbs up from the US Food and Drug Administration for its Natural Light Labeling system, designed to get rid of stick-on produce labels.

Interpack 2014

China is developing low cost machines quicker than ever

Loma Systems biggest challenge is competition in China and across Asia where manufacturers are developing low cost machines at a higher output rate than before.

INTERPACK 2014

Videojet: Humans cause 70% of product coding errors

Coding and marking equipment geared toward food packaging must keep up with the ever-changing demands placed on the food industry, according to one Videojet leader.

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.

Food Safety recall round-up 24 April - 1 May

Recalls: Foreign objects, Clostridium botulinum and Staphylococcus

This week in the recall round-up gallery the  reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to Belgium, Germany,  the UK, France, Hong Kong, Canada and Australia.

Videojet partner tackles FIC regulations

Interactive Coding Equipment (ICE) which provides date, barcode and batch coding for products and packaging is using its Clarity software to prepare for the EU food regulation, due to come...