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Down in 1 (or 2 or 3): Resealable energy drink newbie encourages ‘responsible’ consumption

Food Production Daily - 8 hours 21 min ago

Grenade Energy says it is taking a leaf out of the confectionery industry’s book by offering the option of controlled portion cans.

Premium Warehousing AEB software speeds up Carlsberg beer delivery

Food Production Daily - 10 hours 1 min ago

Premium Warehousing, a British warehousing and logistics handling provider, has installed AEB’s Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS) software, EMCS||XPRESS which has led to faster processing of excise goods for Carlsberg.

Multisorb Technologies partners with New York private equity firm

Food Production Daily - 11 hours 35 min ago

The senior management of Multisorb Technologies has partnered with Summer Street Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in New York.

Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery debuts its Split Hopper dry powder filler

Food Production Daily - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:35

Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery which works with General Mills, Quaker Oats and Nestlé, will debut its 20-gallon Split Hopper for powder filling applications, including vertical form fill seal machines, at Pack Expo.

How to be a successful woman in the packaging industry

Food Production Daily - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:12

Passion, determination and ambition: all top tips for aspiring businesswomen, say three senior Swedish packaging industry figures. 

Bosch module lines: One small step on the processing line, one huge leap for automation

Food Production Daily - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:49

Bosch’s Module++ lines are designed to make it easy for manufacturers to upgrade and take their ‘first steps’ with automation, the company says. 

RPA seeks members for its End User Committee

Food Production Daily - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:19

The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA), which promotes the value and expansion of reusable packaging systems, is staging its education forum – the Reusables Learning Centre (RLC) again this year at Pack Expo in Chicago.

HayssenSandiacre to launch Merlin Blu at Pack Expo

Food Production Daily - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:18

HayssenSandiacre has redesigned its Merlin, Minerva and Integra machines launching the entry level Merlin Blu at Pack Expo in Chicago.

Luceo VisionRobots to check packaging and product integrity

Food Production Daily - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:54

Luceo has designed a vision kit that gives a robot eyes called VisionRobot, to check the conformity of products and integrity of the integrity of its packaging.

High Barrier/Dunnage Free Bags on show for packaging dairy products

Food Production Daily - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:47

Black Forest Container Systems (BFCS) has launched High Barrier/Dunnage Free Bags for packaging dairy products, edible oils, sauces, liquid eggs, wine, fruits and vegetables and aseptic products.  

3D printed food for the elderly may hit shelves in 2016

Food Production Daily - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:31

Researchers in Germany are working on a 3D-printed food for elderly people with chewing and swallowing problems, which looks and tastes like ‘real food’.

Oystar sells secondary packaging division A+F to Mutares

Food Production Daily - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:40

Oystar has sold its secondary packaging division A+F (Automation + Fördertechnik), which mainly operated in the dairy market, to Mutares.

From the show floor in Stockholm: One-handed sachets and paper ready-meal trays

Food Production Daily - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:22

Sachets you can open with one hand; ready meal trays made from paper; and 'bubbly' designs for bottles - all were on display at Empack 2014 last week.

Moving targets: Recycling rate calculations needs to be clarified, says Europen

Food Production Daily - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:53

Europen is calling on upcoming EU legislation to refrain from setting mandatory national packaging design requirements, saying this will undermine the internal market for goods in the EU.

FOODesign launches its vegetable chip batch fryers internationally

Food Production Daily - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:46

Food processing equipment manufacturer FOODesign, a tna company, has launched its hot oil batch-pro 12, a series of cookers and fryers outside of the US.

New genetic variants associated with coffee drinking

IFT News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:00
Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have identified six new genetic variants associated with habitual coffee drinking.

Overworked employees turn to energy drinks

IFT News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:00
Datamonitor Consumer has identified a link between being overworked and the need for energy products.

Private label expected to grow as consumers seek affordable, healthy food

IFT News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:00
To address consumer concerns surrounding wellness and nutrition with more affordable healthy food options, manufacturers and retailers have built private label brands.

World Cocoa Foundation implements sustainability efforts

IFT News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:00
Hundreds of members of the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and leaders from the global cocoa sector convened in Copenhagen, Denmark, to take further steps toward implementing a comprehensive strategy, called CocoaAction, to sustain the cocoa industry and improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.

Technovaa plans $68m packaging plant in Kizad

Food Production Daily - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:26

UAE packaging firm Technovaa has broken ground on a US$68m factory in Abu Dhabi’s Kizad free zone, boosting the firm’s regional exports.

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