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25 May 2020
--- Restaurants in Europe are starting to reopen their doors as governments relax COVID-19 self-distancing measures but health and hygiene remain top of the agenda. Set against this backdrop, Norwegian company ZincIn is... Read More
19 May 2020
--- While developing biodegradable food packaging from upcycled cheese whey and almond shells, EU-funded project YPACK has found that integrating zinc oxide and oregano essential oil helps the bio-papers protect against... Read More
15 May 2020
--- Swiss Bühler Group and Canada-based Premier Tech (PT) are evolving their joint venture (JV) in China into a new global partnership for bulk food packaging. The partnership will allow Bühler to either access... Read More
14 May 2020
--- Tetra Pak has launched its first complete processing line for white cheese products with a fully automated and integrated solution to ensure a high standard of food safety and speed to market. The new processing line enables... Read More
21 Apr 2020
--- Syntegon Technology is equipped to demonstrate its resource-saving technologies for confectionery, bakery and pharmaceutical packaging applications at this year’s inaugural Virtual Show, held from May 7 to 13, 2020.... Read More
16 Apr 2020
--- High-end UK grocer Waitrose has unveiled an eco-friendly tube packaging for wine. The launch comes in collaboration with Italian Orion Wines and features a bag of wine within a tube. The novel packaging format is 100 percent... Read More
10 Apr 2020
--- To better inform consumers on environmentally sustainable food choices, alternative meat brand Quorn Foods is now listing its carbon footprint data for 60 percent of its product volume on the back of its packaging. Certified... Read More
06 Apr 2020
--- Eco-Products, a Novolex brand, has introduced compostable trays as the latest addition to its line of foodservice products, targeting grocery stores and food processors. Made from residual sugarcane fiber, the new trays are... Read More
27 Mar 2020
--- The global coronavirus outbreak is causing significant disruption in the fresh produce supply chain and concerns around the potential contamination of unpacked foodstuffs when handled. This is according to reports by StePac,... Read More
19 Mar 2020
--- Aptar Food + Beverage has introduced its InvisiShield platform technology, an anti-pathogenic packaging solution for sealed containers, to the fresh produce sector. The technology releases a chlorine dioxide antimicrobial... Read More
18 Mar 2020
--- Israel-based Sufresca has developed edible coatings that eliminate fresh produce plastic packaging entirely and reduce food loss and waste. The tailor-made edible formulations arrive with easily implemented application... Read More
09 Mar 2020
--- The death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, on a flight in July 2016, following an allergic reaction to a prepackaged baguette purchased at Heathrow Airport, has led to the introduction of stricter labeling regulations for... Read More
03 Mar 2020
--- High-end UK grocer Marks and Spencer (M&S) Food is expanding its “Fill Your Own” trial as British demand for refilling containers in-store continues to grow. UK shoppers are keen to cut out plastic packaging... Read More
12 Feb 2020
--- Major bioplastics players BASF and Novamont have both launched highly sustainable solutions for fresh-food packaging in two major compostable cling film breakthroughs. Tackling both plastic pollution and food waste... Read More
28 Jan 2020
--- Government-backed sustainability organization WRAP has revealed that the UK has made significant progress in reducing its food waste with total food waste levels falling by 480,000 tons between 2015 and 2018 – a 7... Read More
24 Jan 2020
--- Tetra Pak has unveiled the first full-scale virtual marketplace for the food and beverage (F&B) industry, at Davos 2020. The virtual marketplace boasts convenience and ease by making the purchasing of products faster and... Read More
23 Jan 2020
--- StePac’s automated bulk packaging solutions have reduced food loss in the US foodservice sector, most recently witnessed in packaged green beans. The fresh produce packaging supplier’s modified atmosphere bulk... Read More
22 Jan 2020
--- Coca-Cola will not stop using plastic bottles completely, due to steady consumer preference. This is according to the company’s Head of Sustainability Bea Perez, who spoke during the World Economic Forum (WEF) in... Read More
16 Jan 2020
--- Nestlé has announced an investment of up to 2 billion Swiss francs (US$2.08 billion) to pioneer the shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and accelerate the development of innovative sustainable... Read More
16 Jan 2020
--- In celebration of its centennial year, US-based organic chicken producer Perdue Farms has launched a direct-to-consumer e-commerce website that packages orders in 100 percent recyclable foam insulated boxes. The foam... Read More
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