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BPA 2012: In depth

BPA: An in-depth look at the key rulings in 2012

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...

2012 Beverage industry retrospective

10 Days that Shook the Beverage World in 2012: Mayan Doomsday Countdown

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...

UK Competition Commission reject AkzoNobel merger

The UK Competition Commission (CC) has ruled against the merger deal of AkzoNobel and Metlac Holdings.

News in brief would like to wish all our readers a happy holiday will take its annual Christmas and New Year holiday from 22 December to 1 January.

Postconsumer plastic recycling increased in 2011, says study

Recycling of postconsumer plastic increased by 24% in Canada last year, according to a new report.

PAC.NZ reports increased landfill diversion rate

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.

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Green future for packaging in Asia-Pacific, says report

Bioplastics are likely to replace common plastics in various packaging applications in the Asia-Pacific, according to Frost & Sullivan.

EFSA issues call for tender to aid CEF panel

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 seals deal to expand dairy offerings

Tetra Pak has acquired a US filtration company to provide ‘additional knowledge and competence’ for the dairy industry.

The recalls that have hit the headlines in 2012

Recalls of 2012: A recap

This year has been quite eventful for recalls of food and beverage products, some due to foodborne contamination and others due to packaging faults.

5-minute festive flick

Happy holidays from William Reed Business Media!

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 revises earnings estimates as volumes hit

Silgan Holdings has revised its earnings estimates for the year due to lower volumes for metal food containers.

People on the move for 2013 takes a look at the industry to see who is moving where to give themselves a fresh start in the new year.

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Berry Plastics unveils updated bulk containers

Berry Plastics Group has launched flexible intermediate bulk containers to optimize storage and transportation.

Acquisition takes us closer to production goal, says Dunapack

Dunapack Packaging has acquired a Turkish paper and packaging company in its bid to double production to 2bn m2 (1m tonnes) by 2020.

How vulnerable is your supply chain? Food defense, FSMA, Big Brother and virtual ‘hot zones’

Stopping a truly determined bioterrorist - or just a disgruntled employee - from maliciously tampering with a high-profile food brand will always be extremely difficult.

Carton Council targets 50% recycling access

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.

Researchers investigate natural compound as packaging antioxidant

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.

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Anchor Packaging invests $7.6m in new facility

Anchor Packaging is to invest $7.6m in a new facility to add to its existing four US sites.

Euromonitor: UK PET growth areas and challenges

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 embraces Apple’s ‘game changing’ iPad and iPhone tech

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.

Vacuum cooling slashes times for industrial bakers, claims Aston Foods

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.

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Coesia Group finalises Oystar NA deal

Coesia Group has closed its buy of Oystar North America and renamed it R.A Jones & Co.

European economic woes have led to less ‘real innovation’, says Mintel

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 files patent for active oxygen scavenging system

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.

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