Packaging & labelling - Articles and news items

Initiative on resource efficiency: reducing food waste, improving food safety

Industry news  •  11 April 2017  •  New Food

On 11 April, the ENVI Committee voted on the above-mentioned draft report. This own-initiative report is part of the follow-up to the Commission’s Circular Economy Action Plan. It addresses issues such as date marking, the promotion of food donation and the role of food packaging.

927 food items mislabelled as Japanese

Industry news  •  10 April 2017  •  New Food

927 items were mislabelled as Japanese products, according to a survey by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry

New labels should reduce food waste

Industry news  •  10 April 2017  •  New Food

Americans toss out $165 billion worth of food each year, often out of confusion about the meaning of the more than 10 different date labels used on packages

Vacuum packaging’s key role in the great food waste challenge

Blogs, Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  4 April 2017  •  Roy Manuell | Digital Editor

The world wastes one third of all food produced. What you might not know is that food packaging can play a significant role in reducing the food industry’s environmental footprint.

Food packaging rules misleading and potentially dangerous, new research confirms

Industry news  •  28 March 2017  •  New Food

Food packaging is not tailored enough to contents, a team from Université Paris-Saclay has found, and could be causing the spread of chemicals.

Is biodegradable packaging the answer to the food’s climate change problem?

Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  13 March 2017  •  Kaunas University of Technology (KTU)

KTU researchers are creating biodegradable food packaging materials, which, in addition, will also keep food fresh for longer…

The pros and cons of personalised packaging for FMCG brands

Blogs, Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  6 March 2017  •  Nikki Gilliland | Econsultancy

With personalisation an ever-increasing phenomenon, Econsultancy takes a look at what effect personalised packaging is having on the consumer…

US sell-by-date labelling is about to change… in a big way

Blogs, Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  17 February 2017  •  Roy Manuell | Digital Editor

Most US consumers have no idea about the true motive behind the sell-by-date on their food labels says the Washington Post in an article published today…

New exciting honey app lifts the lid on jar’s true contents

Industry news  •  1 February 2017  •  New Food

A consumer app is now available to take the guess work out of verifying the honey purchased is true to the variety published on the label and undamaged by heat…

New active food label combats food fraud and boosts consumer confidence

Industry news  •  18 January 2017  •  New Food

With food safety and traceability issues increasingly in the spotlight, a Bristol technology company has come up with an innovative label technology…

Product review: Simple and direct sodium determination

Whitepapers  •  17 January 2017  •  METTLER TOLEDO

METTLER TOLEDO presents a new analytical method dedicated to the simplified, yet highly accurate determination of sodium…

Ulma packaging boosts UK team with Steve Brooks

Industry news  •  12 January 2017  •  New Food

Packaging Ltd, the leading packaging machinery and complete automated lines supplier, has boosted its UK workforce with another sales appointment…

Barry Callebaut moves to sustainable carton in EMEA

Industry news  •  11 January 2017  •  New Food

Barry Callebaut now purchases 95% of its corrugated carton boxes as Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified in the EMEA Region…

Are Your Food Labels Ready for 2017? Labelling Solutions for SME’s

Blogs, Z Homepage Promo  •  14 December 2016  •  Roni Avital, Managing Director, Nutraid-Europe

With mandatory nutrition labelling fast approaching, we asked our resident regulation expert Cesare Varallo to grant us an insight into what this might mean for manufacturers in 2017… This article I received is a helpful wake-up call to all food manufacturers and retailers out there that have not updated, or are just getting around to […]

Why the GMO debate still matters

Blogs, Z Homepage Promo  •  9 December 2016  •  Mark Hughes, President, Anderson Partners Food Ingredient Marketing

With the GMO debate far from over, we asked Mark Hughes, President, Anderson Partners Food Ingredient Marketing for an insight into why the conversation still matters…