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Special Newsletter: Sustainable Packaging

Nestle tackles food contact chemicals in recycled paper

Nestle is cracking down on food contact materials in recycled paper as it addresses some of the challenges of reducing its environmental impact, according to head of packaging Anne Roulin.

Toppan builds “mother factory” to focus on flexible packaging

Toppan Printing Co., is investing 27bn Yen (US$292m) in what it described as the “mother factory” in Japan in anticipation of flexible packaging growth overseas.

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Scotland trials recycling incentive

Scotland is attempting to boost recycling rates by offering “recycle and reward” pilot schemes for empty bottles and cans.

Coke admits Atlanta city may seek wastewater damages

The Coca-Cola Company revealed yesterday that City of Atlanta regulatory authorities may seek monetary or other sanctions against it due to potential inaccuracies in wastewater reports submitted by its Atlanta...

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Sidel claims ‘firsts’ with triangular PET bottle design

Sidel says it has created the first triangular PET bottle for the water market, and the only mineral water bottle without a label, where product information is engraved in to...

FoodProductionDaily.com visits Linpac in Germany

Linpac shows off German investment and plan to boost PET

Linpac has recently completed a €9m investment in two German facilities to drive the market change in the country from polypropylene (PP) to polyethylene terephthalate (PET).FoodProductionDaily.com was invited along to see...

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Datamonitor expert outlines sustainable packaging trends

While cost reduction is fuelling packaging reduction, the high cost of environmentally-friendly packaging relative to oil remains a barrier to widespread adoption by the food industry, according to Datamonitor packaging...

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DuPont: water use and protective role crucial factors in sustainable packaging

Packaging suppliers and manufacturers must address water use and preserve the protective role of packaging when approaching the issue of packaging sustainability, DuPont’s sustainability director told FoodProductionDaily.com.

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Algaeplast: 100% algae-based packaging within five years

Cereplast’s new venture Algaeplast aims to develop 100% algae-based packaging within five years, Frederic Scheer, managing director of the subsidiary, told FoodProductionDaily.com.

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Long term vision critical for sustainable packaging

Food and drink packaging’s sustainability could be improved through more developed analytical software, wider use of consumer communication tools and more varied and detailed information, according to one leading academic...

Horse meat: In depth

Horse meat scandal : Where it began and where are we now?

The horse meat controversy has rocked Europe and even spread as far as Hong Kong with firms including Nestlé, Ikea and Findus all finding horse DNA in their products.

Consumers will pay more for local foods: Study

Consumers are willing to pay more for foods that are grown and produced locally rather than having travelled extensively during production, according to new research.

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UK burger sales plummet as consumers lose confidence

Sales of frozen burgers have plunged by 43% amid a consumer confidence crisis brought on by the on-going horse meat scandal.

South Africa supply chain concern after meat findings - study

Donkey, goat and water buffalo have been found unlabelled in meat products in South Africa raising “significant concern” on the functioning of the supply chain, according to a study.

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Datamonitor’s Streeter: recycling is “holy grail” of sustainable packaging

Closed loop recycling is the “holy grail” of sustainable packaging, according to Andrew Streeter, packaging innovation director at market analyst Datamonitor.

Gulfood 2013 blog

Social media threat behind food packaging growth

Sometimes the most interesting information comes from the most unlikely sources.

Total plant assurance model is reaping rewards, says Ecolab

A total plant assurance approach has enabled Ecolab to win new business and offset slow conditions in the beverage and protein markets.

FPD: people on the move February 2013

FoodProductionDaily.com takes a look at the key moves that have taken place in the industry this past month. Husky, Mocon and Eriez are some of the firms involved in the...

Experts challenge study linking BPA to brain damage

Scientists from across the globe have questioned the conclusions of an ‘in vitro’ US study on rats, mice and humans that claims bisphenol A (BPA) may cause brain damage.

Clean label starch technology opens up markets

Ingredion’s new clean label starch technology offers fresh opportunities in tough markets, Cathrin Kurz, marketing manager, wholesome ingredients, for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), told FoodProductionDaily.com.

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Horse meat: Nestle drops Spanish supplier

Nestle has dropped a second, Spanish supplier in connection with discovering the presence of horse DNA in samples taken from chilled pasta products.

ABF calls Oxfam food ethics attack ‘ridiculous’

Associated British Foods – worst-in-class in an Oxfam report critical of 10 food giants for essentially operating under a corporate social responsibility (CSR) “veil of secrecy” – has hit back, slamming the...

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Arla recalls gorgonzola in Canada over Listeria contamination fears

Arla Foods has initiated a recall in Canada for an imported brand of gorgonzola cheese over concerns the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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Gast to move air at ComVac

Gast Group is previewing its GAST and JUN-AIR ranges of air moving equipment and launching three oil-less rocking piston air compressors and vacuum pumps at ComVac, Hannover in April.

Cellulose mooted as eco-friendly replacement in MAP packaging

An EU project is aiming to produce cellulose-based materials to be used in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), to replace traditional oil-based substances.

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