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.
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).
The Food Marketing Institute is spreading traceability technology to its 40,000 US food retailer members.
Integrated conveyor systems from Videojet Technologies match up material handling equipment with the company’s marking/coding gear.
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has blasted Initiative 522, a food labeling proposal, after it was rejected by voters across Washington.
Cargill Beef is to label its branded ground beef products containing finely textured beef (FTB).
Extended producer responsibility (EPR) and the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste directive were some of the hotly debated themes at the EUROPEN (the European Organization for Packaging and the Environment)...
‘Late last year, news emerged of corruption in the food chain for processed beef products, with horse meat substituted in Europe, donkey meat in Kenya and donkey, water buffalo and...
Irish film star, Saoirse Ronan, has been honoured by the Irish Minister for Agriculture for her role promoting food sustainability.
Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI) has developed inks that provide reminders when a product has been out of refrigeration and temperature has started to rise.
False rejects are the ‘worst thing’ that can happen to a food manufacturer, according to Mettler-Toledo, but more needs to be done on traceability.
Organizers of PACK EXPO 2013 expect to feature more than 700,00 sq. ft. of exhibits, conferences and educational programming.
Emerging technology from StampaSud is designed to give food and beverage customers a simple way to implement intelligent packaging on their products.
With an eye on cost-cutting and safety, processors are increasingly turning to firms like Microscan for high-tech inspection tools.
TruTag Technologies has launched tiny sensors that let food firms add security features to food packaging, and to the food itself.
According to Eagle Product Inspection, consumer demands and growing awareness of safety issues drive technology in the area.
Dr Barbara Wimmer from Eurofins Medigenomix DNA analysis centre in Germany, which was one of the first independent laboratories to confirm contamination of beef with horse meat in Ireland, is one...
Food manufacturers and retailers need to be aware of the shift in today’s food culture, which is impacting consumers’ expectations for grocery products and packaging, according to Greener Package.
Free movement of food ingredients in Europe raises food safety challenges for manufacturers – so what is the best way to avoid foodborne illness outbreaks and communicate risk with consumers?
Active materials used to create a time-temperature indicator on the packaging of chilled food have been backed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Around 4% of disposable packaging for fruits and vegetables are damaged on their way to the consumer compared to only 0.1% of reusable packaging, according to a German market analysis.
The “chasing arrows” symbol around the numbers which defines the resin used in a products packaging are to be dropped in favour of an equilateral triangle.
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) has updated its polyolefins test information ahead of changes in European Union food contact regulations.
Food manufacturers can now access a factory performance software system based in the cloud in a move its creator, food and drink operations consultant Coriolis, describes as a world first....
Demand for fresh, everyday consumables is fuelling growth in the active, intelligent and controlled food and drink packaging market, the latest report from BCC Research claims.
The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has injected £500,000 into funding food safety, authenticity and traceability research in collaboration with the Technology Strategy Board (TSB).
Chicago / Conference and exhibition