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This year has been action-packed when it comes to rules, regulations and opinions on bisphenol A (BPA), which is used in food packaging applications such as epoxy linings in food...
Relive ten seismic days that shook the earth to its core in 2012, from health campaigners petitioning the UK health ministry over Coke, Pepsi and 4-MEI to Dr Pepper's run...
The UK Competition Commission (CC) has ruled against the merger deal of AkzoNobel and Metlac Holdings.
FoodProductionDaily.com will take its annual Christmas and New Year holiday from 22 December to 1 January.
Recycling of postconsumer plastic increased by 24% in Canada last year, according to a new report.
The Packaging Council of New Zealand (PAC.NZ) has reported a 93% diversion rate of packaging waste from landfill in only the schemes second year.
Bioplastics are likely to replace common plastics in various packaging applications in the Asia-Pacific, according to Frost & Sullivan.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a call to tender to secure contractors for technical summary documents needed for its CEF panel to evaluate the risks of migration...
Tetra Pak has acquired a US filtration company to provide ‘additional knowledge and competence’ for the dairy industry.
This year has been quite eventful for recalls of food and beverage products, some due to foodborne contamination and others due to packaging faults.
The working year is almost done, time to pause from ‘the business’ and embrace the festive season…go on, give it a big hug. Happy holidays!
Silgan Holdings has revised its earnings estimates for the year due to lower volumes for metal food containers.
FoodProductionDaily.com takes a look at the industry to see who is moving where to give themselves a fresh start in the new year.
Berry Plastics Group has launched flexible intermediate bulk containers to optimize storage and transportation.
Dunapack Packaging has acquired a Turkish paper and packaging company in its bid to double production to 2bn m2 (1m tonnes) by 2020.
Stopping a truly determined bioterrorist - or just a disgruntled employee - from maliciously tampering with a high-profile food brand will always be extremely difficult.
The US Carton Council has targeted 50% recycling access for households to recycle the packaging after the rate grew more than 100% in three years.
Packaging incorporating corn-zein laminated films with antioxidant properties has been found to boost the quality and safety of some foods, according to a study.
Anchor Packaging is to invest $7.6m in a new facility to add to its existing four US sites.
Sports and energy drink bottles offer some of the best opportunities for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in the UK, but alcohol presents greater challenges, according to Euromonitor.
PepsiCo says that its merchandising and distribution efficiency has improved radically since it began using the Apple iPhone and iPad alongside custom software apps specially developed in house.
Swiss firm Aston Foods has developed a vacuum cooling technology for large bakeries that can save time and money compared to conventional cooling towers, it claims.
Coesia Group has closed its buy of Oystar North America and renamed it R.A Jones & Co.
Major food and drink brands are producing fewer truly innovative new products as recessionary mindsets and behaviours continue throughout Europe, according to Mintel director of innovation and insight David Jago.
Emco Packaging has filed a patent for an active oxygen scavenging system for use in the headspace of bottles, sachets and cartons for liquid foods and beverages.
Spartech Corporation has recorded a drop in sales for the third quarter running in its Packaging Technologies Q4 results but insisted it is positioned to capitalise on expanded customer bases...
GN Thermoforming Equipment has introduced a high-speed robotic stacker for its contact-heat in-mold cut thermoformers due to consumer demand.
Crown Speciality Packaging is offering premium food and beverage brands in Europe easier access to a form of tin design intended to make their products stand out more.
An accident involving a dough mixer could have been avoided if appropriate safety procedures had been implemented, according to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).
Constellium is backing a European campaign to target public awareness of aluminium closures compared to other closure methods.
After 20 failed starts, probiotics leader Chr Hansen says it has finally found an ingredient dispensing cap partner that can handle the demands of high speed filling utilised by the...
PlasticsEurope has said the French Senate decision to ban BPA “has no safety benefit for consumers, disregards European law and risk assessment, and severely distorts the internal and international market”.
Nordson Corporation has reported a rise in its Q4 and full year results due to volume increases and funds from acquisitions.
Increased demand saw glass packaging production grow 1.9% in Europe in the first half of 2012, according to the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE).
UPM Raflatac will roll out a heat shrink sleeve film which allows easier separation in the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) process due to its low density.
The UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has cleared Graphic Packaging’s £71m takeover of Contego, which operates two UK facilities.
A risk assessment report delivered to the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) should enhance trust and the wider food system, according to the working group that put it together.
A simpler way to detect allergens in food samples has been devised with the launch of a new device for mobile phones developed by the University of California, Los Angeles...
Casey Container is planning to use equity funding to open its new facility in the first quarter of 2013.
Progress on inexpensive radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has taken a leap forward with the creation of a form of ultra high frequency (UHF) Shottky diode by research institute Imec.
Onion and garlic waste from the food industry could be used to absorb hazardous heavy metals, including arsenic, cadmium, iron, lead, mercury and tin in contaminated materials.
Two US agencies are working together in a research effort to assess the potential impact of nanomaterials on people’s health and the environment.
Portola Packaging has launched a one-piece closure aimed at the hot fill and aseptic beverage market to offer an alternative to traditional two-piece closures.
Nestlé Canada is recalling five of six varieties of Buitoni brand pizzas following two consumer complaints that the products contain pieces of metal.
US beverage bottle manufacturer Owens-Illinois tells BeverageDaily.com it has no news on the progress of an internal enquiry into a case of suspected bribery announced in October.
A five-tier testing system aimed at ensuring manufactured products are free of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC), such as BPA and phthalates, has been developed by a group of scientists....
Placing a living mycelium tablet insert inside existing food packaging can keep produce fresher for longer, according to details laid out in a patent.
Cavendish Farms is expanding its potato processing facilities in Canada with the purchase of Maple Leaf Foods’ plant in Lethbridge, Alberta.
Interest in high pressure processing (HPP) is growing, with US company All Natural Freshness (ANF) launching pre-packaging end-to-end HPP solutions, which it claims can significantly extend shelf life and cut...
Frozen shark fillets from China have been destroyed at the Italian Border as the labelling mentioned a species that has been extinct for millions of years.
Bosch Packaging Technology's new Gemini 4 robot control system for packaging machinery could boost performance and increase production efficiency, according to the firm.
Sonoco has revealed it has been a tough year with performance below expectations but added it remained optimistic going into 2013.
Octal is targeting new markets and geographies in what the firm described as a “well-planned four phase approach”.
Chicken vaccination programmes have helped dramatically slash instances of non-typhoidal Salmonella in the UK, according to a recent study.
Harvard scientists that have developed a coating to prevent biofilms forming in food processing machinery have received a grant to further develop the technology.
Packaging design is a crucial investment for premium chocolate firms in an overcrowded marketplace as it gives a product personality, which is essentially what a brand should be, says a...
A chemical that can be used in the production of films that wrap meat, cheese or vegetables has been declared safe by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Kit Lai, director of Tetra Pak’s Soya- and Coconut Knowledge Centers, discusses the global growth of coconut water and soya milks as categories, and the firm's latest formulation and processing...
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into the proposed combination of Ahlstrom's Label and Processing business and Munksjö AB.
US scientists have challenged ways of assessing the safety of food contact chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in a fresh research article.
Food safety research priorities for meat, poultry and egg products have been updated by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
Currier Plastics is to invest $20.8m in a new production and storage facility in New York to meet market demand.
Bringing a successful high pressure processing (HPP) product to market is much more than just buying a piece of equipment, according to Avure.
T-seal bags are an excellent, versatile flexible packaging solution for snack manufacturers enabling good space for branding, the CEO of Northeast Packaging says.
Key Technology is introducing three-way sorting on its Optyx machine to target the removal of potential contaminants in smaller products.
Avery Dennison has introduced a backing paper free self-adhesive label at Emballage that it said will offer sustainability benefits and increase line productivity.
A difficult paper market diluted DS Smith's half year performance, but despite this it posted strong double digit sales and profit growth in its half year results, buoyed by its acquisition...
The Food and Drink Federation has welcomed UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s move to further cut corporation tax and increase the Annual Investment Allowance.
DuPont launched its heat-sealable Tyvek product at Emballage in Paris and said that the method will allow higher production rates.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has approved two processes used to recycle post-consumer PET into food contact materials.
Innovation is allowing APPE to push through tough European economic times, according to the firm.
The quest to have food to survive a five-year mission to Mars is at least two decades away, but ‘we’ll get there’, says Dr Michele Perchonok, advanced food technology project...
Tetra Pak and Coca-Cola Hellenic announced today that they have partnered to deploy the packaging company's new Tetra Gemina Aseptic (TGA) Leaf carton for the first time worldwide, for the...
JBT FoodTech has signed contracts for a fruit processing project and sterilization technology installation in the Americas totalling $9m.
Bioplastic packaging applications have been strengthened, according to a Finnish research centre, after its development of a technique to dramatically improve the quality of bio-based packaging materials.
Sunwin Stevia International has invested heavily in production capacity to support declared growth plans in China.
MeadWestvaco (MWV) has partnered with a US university to support the development of a new material to improve resealable product packaging.
Ampac said their Pull Tab opening device minimises potential spillage for non-carbonated beverages.
Linpac Group has sold its Ropak Packaging business for $265m to BWAY Corporation almost two years after rumours first surfaced about the firm being broke up and sold off.
Nanobiosensors hold considerable potential as future areas of development for nanotechnology, according to a recent study.
Demand for products made from greener chemicals is growing due to a mixture of regulation and consumer demand, according to the co-author of a guide urging the switch to safer...
The UK’s Food and Drink Federation has introduced a guide for food companies on how to identify risk in their supply chain, as part of an approach to sustainable sourcing....
A UK packaging company has been fined after one of its employees sustained a serious hand injury on an unguarded laminating machine.
MeadWestvaco has completed the deal to buy Ruby Macons and said it was a “key element” of the plan to grow in emerging markets.
Husky Injection Molding Systems has upgraded its HyPET system with the aim of eliminating waste and variability in the preform manufacturing process.
A chemical used to make oil and grease-repellent coatings for packaging by DuPont has a ‘probable link’ to six health conditions, according to the final findings of an independent scientific...
Rexam has opened a new aluminium line in India costing circa. 30m that increases the plants capacity to around 950m cans per year, and said the investment fitted its strategy...
Australian researchers have developed a method of encapsulating ethylene gas into powder which they claim can improve fruit quality and cut down the distribution time of produce to market.
Norbert Dentressangle (ND) has completed the acquisition of the ambient and temperature-controlled warehousing and general cargo freight forwarding activities of Belgian logistics company Nova Natie.
Packaging Dynamics Corporation has acquired Groupe De Luxe to expand into new geographies and end markets.
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