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Amcor wants customers to ‘N-Gage’

Food Production Daily - 11 hours 43 min ago

Amcor Flexibles has created a mono material pack called Amcor N-Gage.

SIG Combibloc packs a punch with Hero juice

Food Production Daily - 13 hours 3 min ago

Dutch company Hero is now packaging its Hero Fairtrade juices in combidome from SIG Combibloc.

Coveris acquires Learoyd Packaging for undisclosed sum

Food Production Daily - 14 hours 54 min ago

Coveris has acquired Learoyd Packaging, a print specialist supplying flexible packaging to supermarkets, own brand labels, food manufacturers and retailers.

Faerch Plast Group to expand further into meat industry

Food Production Daily - 15 hours 39 min ago

Faerch Plast Group, which makes plastic food packaging, will install robot packing systems, cooling machines, compressors, an additional extrusion line and thermoformers as part of an expansion at its 2000m² factory in Durham, UK.

NAFFS Convention Explores New Food Safety Requirements and More

Perfume Flavorist - 16 hours 14 min ago
From Oct. 23-26, 2014, the seminar will address the challenges facing the flavor and ingredients industry today: labeling, intended use restrictions, FSMA, global standards and more.

Growth of aluminium products foiled by Russian dairy embargo

Food Production Daily - 16 hours 44 min ago

The European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) has released its half year results for 2014.

Evolva, Cargill Publish Stevia Reb M Patent Application

Perfume Flavorist - 16 hours 55 min ago
The process has the potential to significantly improve the flavor profile of zero-calorie sweeteners, especially at higher usage levels.

Frutarom Q2 Revenue Up 29%; Boosted By Flavor Revenue Surge

Perfume Flavorist - 17 hours 31 min ago
By segment, second-quarter flavor revenue rose 25% to $125.1 million. Fine ingredients revenue rose 13% to $42.6 million.

Flux Power claims big beverage ‘excitement’ over lithium-ion truck batteries

Food Production Daily - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:37

Flux Power insists that large beverage companies active in everything from beer to soda are excited by the productivity advantages and cost savings its next generation lithium-ion batteries offer over traditional lead acid rivals.

Five trends driving folding carton growth

Food Production Daily - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:20

‘From cereal boxes to ready meals to pharmaceutical packaging, folding cartons are a key product in the global packaging market. This market, valued at $140,000m in 2012, continues to grow and is forecast to be worth $184,000m in 2018.

Cavitus opens an office in Switzerland

Food Production Daily - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 06:47

Cavitus has opened its first European office in Zug, Switzerland.

Amcor profit after tax up 24.6%

Food Production Daily - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 04:54

Amcor will continue to expand its portfolio following its Flexible Packaging acquisitions in China, Australia, Indonesia and India.

Synthite Names Lee Hurlbut VP of Sales and Marketing

Perfume Flavorist - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 04:34
Hurlbut, who will lead the business effort for Synthite in the United States, most recently worked with Foran Spice.

Drinkers need to be told about the risk of cancer from alcohol

Food Production Daily - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 04:24

Curtin University researchers are now recommending the adoption of cancer warning labels for alcoholic beverages after a study they conducted found that Australians would take not be averse to seeing such advisories on their wine, beer and spirits bottles.

Coveris Rigid partners with Dukat to offer DLE dry offset printing

Food Production Daily - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 04:20

Croatian milk and dairy company, Dukat, is one of the first companies to sign up to Coveris Rigid 3D Digital Laser Engraved (DLE) technology.

Sensient Names New Board Members

Perfume Flavorist - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 04:05
The company has named Deborah McKeithan-Gebhardt and Joseph Carleone to its board of directors.

Human rights due diligence is part of the cost of business in SE Asia

Food Production Daily - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:33

Recently, it seems that not a week goes by without a lead story in the English-language press raising serious concerns about the adverse impact of some food and beverage companies on their workers, surrounding communities or on the environment.

Cargill, Copersucar receive clearance for sugar venture Alvean

IFT News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:00
Cargill and Copersucar have successfully completed all required regulatory clearances to form Alvean, their new 50/50 sugar trading joint venture.

EU countries achieve ‘superior’ rankings in traceability regulations

IFT News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:00
The Institute of Food Technologists’ Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) has released a new report in the peer-reviewed journal Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety that evaluates and compares the traceability regulations of 21 Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) countries.

Hostess Brands to close Illinois plant

IFT News - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 01:00
According to the Chicago Tribune, Hostess Brands has announced it will close its Schiller Park, Ill., bakery, where Twinkies and other iconic sweets have been produced for 84 years.

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