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Packaging design inspiration gallery: SUSTAINABILITY

Food Production Daily - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:12

Earth Day is an annual global celebration highlighting the importance of sustainability, recycling, water conservation, and other ways to save the planet. Here are some examples of food packaging that pitches in on the eco effort with compostable materials, natural paper, and other features.

Waters tackles substance migration of packaging materials

Food Production Daily - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:35

Packaging material manufacturers must control and monitor their product to ensure there is no risk from extractable and leachable components, said Waters.

EFSA backs Arkema FCM proposal

Food Production Daily - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 06:12

A safety evaluation application by Arkema for an additive in rigid PVC plastics has been backed by a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) panel.

DPHP found in tubed drinking glasses

Food Production Daily - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 05:10

Drinking straws shaped as glasses have been recalled in more than 20 countries including Ireland because Di(2-Propyl Heptyl) phthalate (DPHP) was detected.

Pulegone Added to Prop 65

Perfume Flavorist - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 01:31
Move "not based upon sufficient information," according to key trade groups.

Givaudan Appoints Lundquist

Perfume Flavorist - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:43
Joins as marketing manager.

Foodborne illness strikes Food Safety Summit attendees

Food Production Daily - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:30

Four people who attended the recent Food Safety Summit conference and exhibition reportedly have been stricken with a foodborne pathogen.

Sonoco invests $5m in packaging center

Food Production Daily - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:33

Sonoco is plunking down $5m to transform one of its facilities into a center dedicated to packaging consultation and creation.

Coatings protect from mineral oil residues in recycled fibres

Food Production Daily - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 03:29

Recycled fibres in paper packaging can contain mineral oil residues but coatings can protect foods from these substances, according to BASF.

IFT launches FutureFood 2050 Program

IFT News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 01:00
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) unveiled a new program—FutureFood 2050—at a media event on April 16 in Chicago, IL.

Front-of-pack labels nourish food consumers

Food Production Daily - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:26

Front-of-package food labelling greatly boosts a consumer’s ability to comprehend nutrition data and make informed choices, according to a recent study.

Is the Food Safety Summit worth the trip?

Food Production Daily - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 23:04

The Food Safety Summit is just one of an astounding amount of food events dedicated to sanitation, quality, testing, and other industry issues—examining the show's features can help weigh the benefits of attending.

Veggie burger lands ‘clean’ food honors

Food Production Daily - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 18:26

Sunshine Burger’s Black Bean South West veggie burger has been named among the Cleanest Packaged Foods of 2014.

Carton recycling to hit 55% of US households

Food Production Daily - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 17:38

Just in time for Earth Day, the Carton Council of North America has announced the number of US households with access to carton recycling jumped by 1m in the first quarter of 2014.

Shimadzu: Flexibility vital to meeting customer demand

Food Production Daily - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 13:21

Shimadzu said meeting customer demand for food safety and quality control depends on what they want to see or know from their samples.

Products with panache: Greek yogurt innovations boost success

Food Production Daily - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:33

Bold and unusual flavours, added functionality, and developments in packaging are being created for Greek yogurt, according to Zenith International.

Low-carb vegan diet may lower cholesterol

IFT News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 01:00
A study published in BMJ Open shows that a plant-based, low-carbohydrate diet may improve weight loss efforts and lower LDL cholesterol.

Private equity firm acquires Gold Star Foods

IFT News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 01:00
Castle Harlan Inc., a New York-based private equity firm, has announced the acquisition of Gold Star Foods Inc., a nutritional food distributor to K–12 schools in California, Arizona, and Nevada.

South African wine industry on the rise

IFT News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 01:00
Rabobank has published a new report on the global wine industry, looking at issues of supply, demand, and pricing in key markets worldwide, particularly South Africa.

Symrise in talks to acquire Diana Group

IFT News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 01:00
Symrise AG has entered into exclusive discussions to acquire Diana Group, a manufacturer of natural functional ingredients for the food, pet food, nutraceuticals, aquaculture, and cosmetics industries, for €1.3 billion.

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