The Hughes Equipment Fresh Cutter, and its companion the Fresh Husker, are geared toward low-capacity processing operations.

Small stuff: Corn processing machines geared toward the little guys

23-Jul-2014 - Hughes Equipment is offering two small-scale corn processing machines designed for operations with lower capacity and smaller footprint than other processors.

Datalogic to supply packaging machine sensors for SMI Group

Datalogic to supply packaging machine sensors for SMI Group

23-Jul-2014 - SMI Group has partnered with Datalogic to integrate its sensors in its bottling and packaging machines, which are delivered to F&B corporations including Carlsberg, Coca Cola, Danone, Heinz and Nestlè. 

Wawona Packing has recalled its bulk and prepackaged fruit products due to concerns about Listeria contamination.

Walmart, Trader Joe's fruit recalled in Listeria scare

23-Jul-2014 - A fruit packaging company is recalling peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots due to contamination concerns; the recall is affecting Walmart, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, and other US retailers.

Christopher Hart, CEO, Americk Packaging

Americk CEO: ‘High label quality is critical’

23-Jul-2014 - Patrick Doran, director and owner, Americk Packaging Group, hired former Coveris MD Christopher Hart as its CEO in July this year.

FIC labelling

FIC: GS1 UK looks at common labelling issues and misconceptions

23-Jul-2014 - Big brands are well on their way to being FIC compliant, but for many smaller businesses there is still work to do, according to GS1 UK.

PureVue pressure-sensitive labelling reportedly avoids many challenges associated with recycling labels on PET containers.

Lean and green: Recycling-friendly PET labels land a packaging award

23-Jul-2014 - The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) is hailing The Kennedy Group for its PureVue recycling-friendly, sustainable labels for PET containers.

An upcoming packaging and labeling class will cover successful designs from Danone, Coca-Cola, and other top food and beverage brands.

Master your packaging: Advanced course teaches creation of world-class labels

23-Jul-2014 - A master class produced by Labelexpo Americas teaches professionals the ins and outs of designing and creating effective food labels and packaging.

Label firms like Avery Dennison are working to meet demand for sustainable labeling and packaging products.

Avery Dennison: Food firms are hungry for sustainable labels

23-Jul-2014 - The label specialists are spreading the word on sustainable packaging to food brands, beverage makers, and other companies at Labelexpo and other events.

Ron Yates, centre, with his family including Andrew, second left.

Keeping it in the family – Endoline Machinery descendant talks about his grandfather’s business

23-Jul-2014 - The founder of Endoline Machinery, Ronald Yates, died aged 86 in February this year and his grandson, Andrew Yates, continues to work as European sales manager for the firm.

TerraCycle is hosting a course, presented by PAC NEXT, covering the ins and outs of packaging optimization.

Peak packaging: TerraCycle hosts optimization course

23-Jul-2014 - The sustainability-minded company will host a course showing food firms, packaging producers, and other stakeholders how to craft effective, sustainable packaging.

7.5oz Coke cans were a standout performer for the company in North America during Q2 2014

‘Coke's Mini Can Can!’ Muhtar Kent salutes small package 'romance'

22-Jul-2014 - The Coca-Cola Company CEO Muhtar Kent says the ‘romance of the smaller package’ is critical to building more romance around brands such as Coke in the US.

Six workers at an Evol Foods production facility have fallen ill due to carbon monoxide exposure.

Six Evol Foods employees sickened by carbon monoxide

22-Jul-2014 - Half a dozen staffers at the company’s frozen food processing plant have been sickened by carbon monoxide emissions.

Sidel wins Nova water bottle deal in Saudi Arabia

Sidel grows its customer services in high ‘at risk countries’

22-Jul-2014 - Sidel has partnered with Health Water Bottling (HWB) in Saudi Arabia to install two of its next generation Matrix PET lines, which will start operations in February 2015.

Jamie Brown, head of production, Reuse and Sharon Crayton, head of marketing, Ardagh Glass, Europe.

Ardagh in £5m sorting and separation recycling deal

22-Jul-2014 - Ardagh has signed a 15-year agreement with Reuse in the UK to increase glass recycling.

JBT FoodTech completes Stork ICS acquisition

JBT FoodTech completes Stork ICS acquisition

22-Jul-2014 - JBT FoodTech has completed the acquisition of Stork ICS’s hydrostatic sterilizer technology.

Power paradox: Gas export growth will hammer domestic food output

Power paradox: Gas export growth will hammer domestic food output

22-Jul-2014 - The recent surge in the price of domestic gas will lead to a long and deep malaise for Australia’s food production and processing industries, according to an authoritative cross-industry report on the impact of fuel costs on the country’s economy.

Food distributor Sysco's California operation has been fined nearly $20m for storing perishable food in unrefrigerated sheds.

Sysco penalized $19.4m for unrefrigerated food storage

22-Jul-2014 - Food distribution giant Sysco has been ordered to pay nearly $20m in restitution for keeping perishable food in unrefrigerated storage.

With the release of his "Foil" single, "Weird Al" Yankovic likely has become the first major-label artist to hit the charts with a song about foodborne pathogens.

Singing about foodborne pathogens is "Weird"

21-Jul-2014 - With his latest single, comedy genius "Weird Al" Yankovic has accomplished what is likely an industry first: climbing to the top of the charts with a song about foodborne pathogens.

Cognex has a high-speed camera vision

Cognex has a high-speed camera vision

21-Jul-2014 - Cognex has launched a compact smart-camera vision system that it says will allow food and beverage manufacturers to inspect products at a rate of up to 400 products per second.

Factory will be fully operational again soon, says Rowe's Cornish Bakers

Fire at Cornish bakery

21-Jul-2014 - Rowe’s Cornish Bakers says its Falmouth factory will be fully operational again in a ‘short space of time,’ after a fire at the facility.