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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.

Videojet laser coders mark 150K packages per hour

Videojet has launched CO2 laser-marking units that can code up to 150,000 food packages per hour.

Court upholds country-of-origin meat labels

A US appeals court has ruled to keep in place regulations requiring country-of-origin labels on packaged meats.

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FIC: 10 Things You Should Do Now

‘The Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU 1169/2011 – also known as ‘FIC’), which will start to be enforced in December this year, will have a big impact on all...

Johannesburg, South Africa March 18-19 2014

‘Not just a drinktec carbon copy!’ food & drink technology Africa

With the inaugural food & drink technology Africa trade show only days away, show organisers Messe München insist the continent is the ‘market of the future’ but presents distinct challenges....


Diversey Consulting: How fit is your safety program?

Manufacturing safety/sanitation outfit Diversey Consulting says an effective food safety program requires going beyond documents in a binder and occasional classes.

Industry group adds weight to NZ country of origin labelling debate

There have been fresh calls for the New Zealand government into introducing mandatory country of origin labelling with the chief executive of NZPork telling the Primary Production Select Committee that...

operational efficiency month

Food producers seek flexible product inspection

Demand for convenience foods is driving the need for product inspection technology allowing food producers to make different products on single lines in shorter product runs.

Food labels criticised for being too small

Prepackaged food is facing criticism for its illegible labels.

Clients include Pepsico, Tyson Foods and Honey Baked Ham

From NASA to food storage T&D unveils data logger

T&D Corporation has launched a MultiChannel Recorder series MCR-4TC data logger for monitoring temperature in food products and storage areas.

Food Safety App gets 25k hits in debut launch

Two environmental health practitioners have seen an astonishing 25,000 downloads after creating an app to fight future food recalls, such as the horse meat scandal and subsequent company closures.

AFBA calls for food label changes

The ASEAN Food and Beverage Alliance (AFBA) is calling for the same food labelling across all of south east Asia because it is critical to help the industry expand. 

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.

Latest isotope methods validate the origins of food products

After Horsemeat: Eurofins sees olive oil and honey testing

Eurofins is ‘still experiencing’ a significant level of meat species testing one year on from the horse meat scandal and this has expanded into olive oil and honey, ‘which is...

Wal-Mart will reject non-compliant PTI labels from January 1, 2014

Demand soars for PTI compliant labels in the Cloud

NiceLabel has created a free PTI (Produce Traceability Initiative) case label printing application hosted in the cloud.

FPD serves up hot industry topics in 2014

Automation, sustainability, shelf-life extension, smart packaging and other technologies are some of the items FoodProductionDaily has planned for the year.

Campden BRI Food Labelling Seminar January 30

FIC Regulation: ‘The pressure is on’

Campden BRI, food and drink research and services, has seen a surge in companies looking for advice on the European Union’s Food Information to Consumers (FIC) Regulation and how to...


‘We will adapt to survive’ says EU Bioplastics chairman

‘We will adapt and because we will adapt we will survive’, is the message from the chairman of the board of European Bioplastics.

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).

Food tracing tech hits 40K US retailers

The Food Marketing Institute is spreading traceability technology to its 40,000 US food retailer members.

Videojet cracks the case on material handling

Integrated conveyor systems from Videojet Technologies match up material handling equipment with the company’s marking/coding gear.

‘Deceptive labeling scheme’ rejected by Washington voters

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has blasted Initiative 522, a food labeling proposal, after it was rejected by voters across Washington. 

News in brief

Cargill to label Finely Textured Beef

Cargill Beef is to label its branded ground beef products containing finely textured beef (FTB).

EUROPEN's 20th Anniversary

As it happened: EUROPEN's 20th birthday told on Twitter

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)...

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Corruption in the meat and fish supply chains

‘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...


Hollywood actor Saoirse Ronan honoured for Irish food sustainability film

Irish film star, Saoirse Ronan, has been honoured by the Irish Minister for Agriculture for her role promoting food sustainability.

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