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Third time’s a charm as Sidel wins US IP protection on its spindle chain technology

Food Production Daily - 1 hour 51 min ago

Sidel has succeeded for the third time in protecting its intellectual property (IP) for its spindle chain technology and patent US 6,125,996, in the US.

APEAL: ‘Concerns over food waste to increase demand for canned food’

Food Production Daily - 3 hours 40 min ago

‘Concerns over food waste are likely to increase the demand for canned food because cans have a longer product shelf life,’ claims Dr Ulrich Roeske who became president of APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, this month.

A’Safwah Dairy to launch Elopak Obeikan 250ml mini Pure-pak Diamond cartons

Food Production Daily - 3 hours 58 min ago

A’Safwah Dairy in Oman plans to launch its Elopak Obeikan 250ml mini Pure-Pak Diamond cartons in 2015.

IFF-LMR Naturals & Turkish Rose Partner Certified For Life Social Responsibility

Perfume Flavorist - 6 hours 40 min ago
Certification recognizes practices in environmental responsibility, transparency and more.

Amcor, Coca-Cola and others give $300K to spur recycling in South Carolina

Food Production Daily - 12 hours 10 min ago

The city of Columbia, South Carolina, has received a $300k grant to modernize its residential recycling program, thanks to a collaboration between The Coca-Cola Company, major packaging suppliers, packaging industry associations and a non-profit organization. 

First US case of avian flu in commercial poultry reported in California

Food Production Daily - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 21:43

The first US finding of avian influenza in a commercial poultry flock this year was reported by the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on Saturday, January 24.

‘Rising wage costs are awakening interest with companies in a greater degree of automation’

Food Production Daily - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:48

With a GDP of US2,243bn (2013) Brazil has the seventh largest national economy on earth and the second largest growth market worldwide after China, according to Multivac.

Nutrients-in-a-cap technology billed as easier to use debuts on US market

Food Production Daily - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:50

A new competitor has arrived on the ingredients-in-a-cap scene as Kansas-based Amerigo Labs brings a licensed bottle technology popular in Europe to the US market.

‘Die-fold packages were avoided in certain markets because it was difficult to achieve airtight sealing’

Food Production Daily - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 09:28

Manufacturers who previously relied on sealed aluminum foil or flow pack for chocolate bars can now use OPP hermetically folded and sealed die-fold packaging, according to Sapal, a Bosch Packaging Technology company.

Treofan Group CEO steps down

Food Production Daily - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 08:57

Peter Vanacker, CEO of Treofan Group, has chosen to leave the company, much to the owners regret, standing down on February 28.

Symrise Launches Hispanic Program for Beauty, Household and Oral Care

Perfume Flavorist - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 05:12
Conexión Latina is Symrise's new cross-category approach for fragrances and flavors in beauty, household and oral care.

Sensient Predicts Flavor Trends for 2015

Perfume Flavorist - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 04:02
Sensient's flavor trends for 2015 include Smoked Chantilly Food, African Blue Basil, Maple Mirch (Mirchi) and more.

Monell Receives Grant to Evaluate Role of Nasal Airflow Obstruction in Anosmia

Perfume Flavorist - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 03:21
The new studies will evaluate whether computational fluid dynamics methodology allows physicians to better predict the chances of restoring the sense of smell when operating to remove blockages.

Vigon Names Marietta Zino Account Manager

Perfume Flavorist - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 03:00
Zion first joined Vigon in August 2013 as an inside sales representative.

Dominion Liquid Technologies boosts efficiency, compliance with cloud ERP system

Food Production Daily - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 02:52

Five months after implementing a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform from Plex Systems, it’s too early for Dominion Liquid Technologies (DLT) to have quantitative data on how the software is improving operating efficiency. 

Subscriber Alert: Perfumer & Flavorist February 2015 Issue Now Live

Perfume Flavorist - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 23:49
This month, P&F explores enhancing and personalizing fragrance in laundry and air care; health and indulgence in sweet and snack applications; linalool in tea and fruit flavors and recent research in F&F.

Mars functional beverage capsule patent application hints at new single-serve trend?

Food Production Daily - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:08

Mars recently applied to patent a special single-serve beverage capsule it said would give more consistent dosing and less wastage of functional ingredients – from flavonoids and vitamins to minerals, antioxidants.

BPA safe verdict prompts wide response

Food Production Daily - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 07:49

Reaction to the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) decision that bisphenol A (BPA) does not pose a health risk at currently exposed levels has been flooding in.

GLAFRI ‘Initiative’ sees formation of Global Foil Association

Food Production Daily - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 07:05

The Global Aluminium Foil Roller Initiative (GLAFRI) has created a legal trade association called the Global Foil Association.

Mettler-Toledo targets x-ray inspection of tall and rigid containers

Food Production Daily - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:08

Mettler-Toledo has launched an x-ray inspection system for tall and rigid containers to protect food safety and product integrity.

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