Picture: MIT/Sophie Liu

MIT develops sensor to detect meat spoilage

17-Apr-2015 - Chemically modified carbon nanotubes to detect biogenic amines from decaying meat have been created by chemists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Smaller machines in-house enable snack makers to innovate on the factory floor, say suppliers

Extruded snack innovation: In-lab trials, healthier NPD and 3D shaping

17-Apr-2015 - Extruded snack makers are using low output machines to run R&D tests in-house and many are working to develop healthier variants and inventive shapes, say equipment suppliers.

Nestlé USA shifts its Puerto Rico shipments to a third US facility

Nestlé USA shifts its Puerto Rico shipments to a third US facility

17-Apr-2015 - Nestlé USA will shift a majority of its US to Puerto Rico shipments from the Port of New York and New Jersey to JAXPORT (Jacksonville Port Authority) in Jacksonville, Florida.

Kuraray completes acquisition of Plantic

Kuraray completes acquisition of Plantic

17-Apr-2015 - Kuraray has acquired all the shares of Plantic Technologies (Plantic), manufacturer of bio-based barrier materials.

The flip-up tail on the HydroClean sanitary conveyors allows the belt to be removed for cleaning.

QC Industries launches HydroClean sanitary conveyors

17-Apr-2015 - QC Industries has launched what it claims are the first modular belt conveyors that can be disassembled without tools to make cleaning quick and easy.

Sonoco display & packaging and flexible packaging

Sonoco display & packaging and flexibles business is its fastest growing market

17-Apr-2015 - Sonoco’s two fastest growing businesses in 2014 were display and packaging and flexible packaging, which both grew sales by about 6% due to volume gains, the company said at its Annual Shareholders Meeting this month.

Capri-Sun and Reignwood Group celebrate the official China launch

Beijing and beyond: Capri-Sun expands operations in China

16-Apr-2015 - Capri-Sun is expanding its presence in China, announcing a partnership with Reignwood Group that will give it the necessary sales and distribution muscle. 

Regulatory authorities have ruled BPA to be safe but research continues to raise questions

Sensor developed to improve BPA detection

16-Apr-2015 - A fluorescence sensor has been developed to improve detection of bisphenol A (BPA).


Smurfit Kappa to acquire Inspirepac and Beacon Packaging

16-Apr-2015 - Smurfit Kappa UK (SKUK) is to acquire Inspirepac and the majority shareholding of Beacon Packaging.

The 11-color rotogravure press from Bobst Coproration.

Sonoco to invest $20m in a triplex laminator and rotogravure printing press

16-Apr-2015 - From purchasing a $20m triplex laminator and rotogravure press to building a composite can facility in Malaysia and opening an Innovative Packaging Solutions (IPS) R&D centre, Sonoco shared details about its upcoming projects with shareholders at its 2015 AGM recently.

Pepsi recreate its iconic can

Pepsi invites consumers to recreate its iconic can

16-Apr-2015 - Pepsi is inviting consumers to re-create the design of its iconic can as part of its 2015 #PepsiChallenge.

Ampac Flexibles: Pull Tab T-Shirt Pouch

From a T-shirt pouch to Twistpacks, Amcor and Constantia Flexibles sweep the board at Alufoil Trophy Awards 2015

16-Apr-2015 - The results are in and the Alufoil Trophy winners 2015 have been announced by the EAFA, the European Aluminium Foil Association.

Christine Tacon, adjudicator, GCA

Calling all grocery suppliers

15-Apr-2015 - Grocery suppliers are being asked for their feedback on how the regulated retailers are complying with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice and on the impact of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA).

SPI Plastics Trade Association Project Passport

Plastics Trade Association alleviates challenges complying with food contact regulations in the US and Europe

15-Apr-2015 - SPI, the Plastics Industry Trade Association has launched Project Passport, alleviating challenges manufacturers face complying with food contact regulations in the US and the European Union.

Knuth Lorenzen, EHEDG, spoke to us about its role in hygienic design

FQN investigates hygiene, cleaning and sanitation

15-Apr-2015 - FoodQualityNews spoke to the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) and Ecolab at Anuga FoodTec about the importance of hygienic design and systems to ensure hygiene, cleaning and sanitation.

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton to visit Capital City Fruit

15-Apr-2015 - Hillary Clinton will visit Capital City Fruit in Norwalk, Iowa, today (April 15) as part of her campaign trail to run for president in 2016.

SidelSpare Parts Service global launch

‘Spare parts have always been and still remain a critical part of beverage bottling line management’

15-Apr-2015 - Sidel Spare Parts & Logistics team is rolling out its spare parts service globally after initially introducing the service to various regions last year.

EggyPlay an be turned into building blocks

Dutch company applies for world patent on egg carton packaging you can play with

15-Apr-2015 - Dutch company, Eggs Posure, has developed packaging you can play with for the egg industry and has applied for a world patent with The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), which protects an invention in 148 countries across the world.

Photo: Krones. A control and drive system from B&R allows this palletizer to react to changes in the production process – flexibly and fully automatically

B&R: Firms turning to automation as production process complexity grows

15-Apr-2015 - Food and beverage companies are increasingly turning to automation technology as they transition to Industry 4.0, according to B&R Automation.

Object Solutions OS-PDM

Object Solutions OS-PDM puts F&B manufacturers back in control

15-Apr-2015 - Object Solutions, which works with Nestlé Wagner, Campbell Soup and Dr. Oetker, is hosting a live webinar on its Product Information Management System OS-PDM this month.