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It’s getting emotional: Packaging must be more than informative and attractive

Food Production Daily - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:53

Food packaging is heralding an ‘age of emotion’ with brands tapping into the trend of personalization, attendees at Empack 2014 in Stockholm heard this week.  

Simionato launches imPACKED 2014 as Hayssen Flexible Systems acquires Schib Packaging

Food Production Daily - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:05

Simionato, a HayssenSandiacre company, which develops and produces linear and multihead weighers and vertical packaging machines, opened its doors to food processors and distributors this week.

FSMA: Many people are unfamiliar with the requirements and consequences of failing to renew their US FDA registrations

Food Production Daily - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:14

‘Packers & processors must renew their FDA registrations between October 1 and December 31, 2014.

175 chemicals with known hazardous properties legally used in food packaging

Food Production Daily - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:02

175 chemicals with known hazardous properties are legally used in the production of food packaging, according to a study by the Food Packaging Forum (FPF).

Defatting oats for higher beta-glucan content: Study

Food Production Daily - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:53

Defatting oats creates more concentrated levels of dietary fiber, particularly beta-glucan, research suggests.

High throughput checkweigher gives ‘future-proof system’ – Mettler Toledo

Food Production Daily - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 07:44

Mettler-Toledo Garvens has introduced a checkweigher so food manufacturers can achieve higher throughput rates and future-proof production lines.

Michelman opens $22.5m Advanced Materials Collaboration Centre

Food Production Daily - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:30

Michelman celebrated the opening of its Advanced Materials Collaboration Center (AMCC) at the company’s global headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio recently.

IFT, FutureFood 2050 celebrate World Food Day

IFT News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 01:00
The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has designated October 16 of each year as World Food Day.

SCI Added to ADM's Wild Flavors and Specialty Ingredients

Perfume Flavorist - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:45
New component is a "a leading originator, processor and distributor of healthy ingredients, including nuts, fruits, seeds, legumes and ancient grains."

Increasing shelf life in fruit and vegetables

Food Production Daily - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:10

A recent development in food packaging technology can delay the ripening of fruits and vegetables, offering a way to tackle the huge volumes of food waste, according to Cellresin Technologies.

Venair unveils first conformable silicone hose for the food industry

Food Production Daily - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:22

Venair, which makes industrial silicone hoses for firms including Coca-Cola, has launched Vena MF-L, which it claims is the first conformable silicone hose on the market.

GEA Refrigeration Technologies restructures key account management

Food Production Daily - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:32

GEA Refrigeration Technologies, which makes industrial refrigeration systems, has changed its key account management structure this year. Paul Ryan is the key account manager for the segment.

Ultimate Packaging grows digital printing options

Food Production Daily - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:12

Ultimate Packaging has installed an HP Indigo 20000 digital press to build on what it offers to current customers and expand into new markets.

Tesco to change the way it works with its packaging suppliers

Food Production Daily - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:06

Tesco’s Food Academy, its robust style of negotiating, BPA and ink migration, were some of the topics addressed at the Food Packaging Forum in Zurich last week.

‘Last year around 5bn PET bottles went to landfill, amazing isn’t it?’ Coca-Cola Enterprises GB

Food Production Daily - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:37

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) Great Britain warns that more consumer education is needed to reduce the number of PET bottles being sent to landfill, while the company is researching the reasons why people say they recycle when they don’t.

Symrise Forms Unit in Nigeria; Strengthens Presence in the African Market

Perfume Flavorist - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:18
The company has established a unit for scent & care and nutrition strengthening its West African regional presence.

Ishida creates 68 new jobs

Food Production Daily - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 04:35

Ishida has created 68 new jobs at its UK manufacturing base, after doubling sales of its weighing and packing equipment over the past three years.

EPAL overcomes “Düsseldorfer” problems with half pallet

Food Production Daily - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 04:21

The European Pallet Association (EPAL) has introduced a 800 x 600 mm half pallet with three skid boards which it claims is more robust and longer lasting than the current “Düsseldorfer” one on the market.

Cutrale-Safra raises bid to acquire Chiquita to $600 M

IFT News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:00
Cutrale-Safra has announced its definitive offer to acquire all the outstanding stock of Chiquita Brands International Inc. for $14 per share in cash, or about $600 million.

Ingredion acquires Penford for $340 M

IFT News - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:00
Ingredion Inc., a global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Penford Corp., a U.S.-based manufacturer of specialty ingredients for food and nonfood applications.

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