Birds Eye revamps packaging

Is Birds Eye revamp ‘first choice’ for consumers?

20-Aug-2014 - Birds Eye has revamped its food packaging, as part of a £60m brand relaunch by Iglo Group across Europe, to change the view of frozen food from ‘fall back’ to ‘first choice’.

Celebrity chef Maggie Beer

Maggie Beer forced to amend misleading labels after ACCC wins action

20-Aug-2014 - The celebrity chef at the centre of an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) ruling on misleading labelling has apologised to consumers and claimed the transgression was an innocent mistake.

Kind Vs Clif Bar: Food Product Packaging

Kind Vs Clif Bar: 5 tips to make your food product packaging protectable

20-Aug-2014 - ‘One would be hard-pressed to find a marketing professional who did not believe in the uniqueness of his or her product branding portfolio. Indeed, store shelves are crowded with an ever-increasing variety of eye-catching and interesting product packaging, all in an attempt to lure a customer bewildered by choice.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is endowing a chemistry seminar program at North Carolina State University.

Thermo Fisher Scientific backs food safety chemistry course

19-Aug-2014 - The food safety and quality analysis company is lending support to a specialized chemistry seminar program at a North Carolina university.

Food packaging gets creative with ready meals

Packaging design inspiration gallery: READY MEALS

19-Aug-2014 - Thanks to increasing consumer hunger for convenience and quality, ready-meal products are on the rise--and so are creative ready-meal packages. Here are some packaging examples to whet your appetite.

McDonald's and Kraft to expand McCafé brand

McDonald's and Kraft to expand McCafé brand

19-Aug-2014 - McDonald's and Kraft Foods have partnered to expand the manufacture, marketing and distribution of McDonald's McCafé brand in the US by packaging its signature coffee for sale in grocery stores and retailers in 2015.

Iggesund Paperboard creates double-walled cup

Iggesund Paperboard creates double-walled cup

19-Aug-2014 - Iggesund Paperboard has created a cup with a double-walled layer to use one material on the inside and another for the outer wall, which works as a heat shield and brand carrier.

OCTAL to open DPET extrusion factory in US

OCTAL to open DPET extrusion factory in US

19-Aug-2014 - Oman-based OCTAL will open an extrusion factory in Cincinnati, US, in December and has joined the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) for greater visibility on what it does.

Saputo Cheese USA has landed a bronze-level Sustainability Star Award from Sonoco Recycling. Photo: Kubly Design

The cheese stands alone: Sonoco cheers packaging sustainability

19-Aug-2014 - The company’s Sonoco Recycling subsidiary has awarded its Sustainability Star Award to Saputo Cheese USA for best environmental practices.

‘Unlawful’ FSSAI advisory killed off by Supreme Court

‘Unlawful’ FSSAI advisory killed off by Supreme Court

19-Aug-2014 - Another court decision, another defeat for India’s food regulator. This time, the Supreme Court has stayed Bombay High Court’s earlier judgement to quash a controversial product advisory issued by the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on imported food items.

Clariant new masterbatches plant Australia

Clariant to develop Australian market with masterbatches plant

19-Aug-2014 - Construction has begun on a Clariant masterbatches plant in Sydney, Australia, to open in the fourth quarter 2014.

Larry Keener

Top of the agenda: Nonthermal Processing

19-Aug-2014 - The Ohio State University will host the 2014 International Nonthermal Processing Workshop with the theme “Nonthermal Processing Systems for Healthy and Sustainable Foods” on October 21-24, sponsored by Avure Technologies and Multivac.

Figures from sustainable packaging outfit AMERIPEN show food waste costs the US about $162bn annually.

AMERIPEN: Food waste costs US consumers $162bn annually

18-Aug-2014 - Food packaging can play a powerful role in preventing costly food waste around the globe, according to the sustainable packaging organization.

RPC Containers Corby worked with fruit producer Borde to revamp the packaging for a line of high-end fruits.

Fresh look: RPC packaging boosts shelf life for fruits

18-Aug-2014 - A fruit producer has poured its line of shelf-stable fruit products into jars combining shelf-life extension and increased shelf appeal.

BioLargo's Isan decontamination system uses iodine to kill bacteria and fungi.

BioLargo ramps up food safety system

18-Aug-2014 - The company is joining with Clarion Water to broaden the reach of its Isan disinfection technology system, which has won recognition from DuPont.

Lois Brooks

PCI Films Consulting goes live with blog

18-Aug-2014 - PCI Films Consulting has revamped its website to make it easier for people to navigate and has launched a company blog.

Burrows Paper fined $58k for repeat H&S violations

Burrows Paper fined $58k for repeat H&S violations

18-Aug-2014 - Burrows Paper has come under fire from the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for repeat violations over a five year period.

McCormick has recalled containers of its Ground Oregano after a test turned up possible Salmonella contamination.

McCormick oregano recalled due to Salmonella threat

15-Aug-2014 - The spice giant is recalling containers of its Ground Oregano product after tests turned up possible Salmonella contamination.

Goss has landed an InterTech Technology Award from the Printing Industries of America.

Goss packaging presses land technology honors

15-Aug-2014 - The company’s Sunday Vpak presses have been recognized with an InterTech Technology Award.

Karen Carter, global marketing director, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics

What do you do? Karen Carter, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics

15-Aug-2014 - As part of FoodProductionDaily’s ongoing series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Karen Carter of Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics.