Clondalkin Flexible Packaging, shrink sleeve, coding

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging unveils 'UK first printed shrink sleeve coding'

26-Nov-2014 - Clondalkin Flexible Packaging has launched a shrink sleeve which carries a printed code on the inside of the wrap, ideal for product information or competitions.

Treofan Accolade software, MES, Sopheon

Treofan installs Accolade software to realign its business processes

26-Nov-2014 - BOPP film manufacturer Treofan is implementing Accolade software, developed by Sopheon Corporation, as part of a realignment of its global processes, to go live within the next few weeks.

Sidel relocates to bigger office

Sidel relocates to a bigger office in the UK

26-Nov-2014 - Sidel has relocated its UK office from Hatfield to Welwyn Garden City, in Hertfordshire, to better serve its customers in the UK and Ireland.

Pork rinds are typically very high in fat - something Grupo Bimbo has addressed by removing the fry step completely

Grupo Bimbo files patent for reduced-fat pork rinds

26-Nov-2014 - Grupo Bimbo has developed an alternative processing method that reduces the fat content of pork rind snacks.

Arnaud Laugier next to the 9450 Series

Print power: Markem-Imaje launches 9400 Series

26-Nov-2014 - Markem-Imaje has launched the 9400 Series multi-substrate inkjet printer at Emballage 2014.

Alfa Laval, starch processing Evonik, Biolys, Russia

Alfa Laval wins $10m starch processing order in Russia

26-Nov-2014 - Alfa Laval has won a $10m order to supply equipment to Donbiotech starch processing plant in Russia, with delivery expected in 2015.

Ardagh third quarter results 2014

Ardagh third quarter results sees ‘sluggish’ beer category

25-Nov-2014 - Ardagh Group has released its 2014 third quarter results reporting revenue of €1,311, an increase of 16% compared to 2013, claiming growth in other market sectors ‘offset continued sluggishness in the beer sector’.

Picture credit: harvesttotable.com

McCain to process soup with uncalibrated vegetables

25-Nov-2014 - McCain, Randstad, Leclerc, The Food Bank and Gappi have developed an initiative to collect unsold merchandise from producers to make soup. 

Campden BRI and Spooner Industries develop energy efficient bakery oven

Energy saving oven system set to save plant bakers thousands

25-Nov-2014 - Plant bakers will be able to save thousands in energy costs with an oven system that optimizes air flow and incorporates heat recovery, claims developer Campden BRI.

Arthur Lepage, CEO of Ceisa Packaging, spoke to FPD at Emballage 2014

Ceisa launches film made from 100% recycled material

25-Nov-2014 - Ceisa Packaging has launched a transparent film made completely from recycled post-industrial waste at Emballage 2014.

Sidel, lightweight, Rightweight, Gulfood Manufacturing

Sidel: ‘To lightweight or not to lightweight’

24-Nov-2014 - Lightweighting bottles are not always the best option when it comes to manufacturing packaging for different countries according to Sidel.

Huhtamaki, sake, Films business, €141m

Huhtamaki to sell its Films business for €141m

24-Nov-2014 - Huhtamaki has entered into an agreement to sell its Films business to DBAG Fund VI, a fund advised by German private equity company Deutsche Beteiligungs (DBAG), expected to be finalized in late 2014 or early 2015.

Peter Bennett

The 5 biggest legal issues for the food industry next year

24-Nov-2014 - Legal firm Roythornes, whose clients include Adams, Geest, Quenby Stilton, Univeg Katope, TMI Foods and the Cornish Pasty Company, is an advisor to the UK food and drink industry.

Onex to acquire SIG Combibloc Group for $4.66bn

BREAKING NEWS: Onex to acquire SIG Combibloc Group for $4.66bn

24-Nov-2014 - Onex Corporation (Onex) has agreed to buy SIG Combibloc Group (SIG) for €3.75bn ($4.66bn), with the transaction expected to close in the first quarter of 2015.

FPD reported live from the exhibition

Emballage 2014: Processed, packed and picked

24-Nov-2014 - Emballage and Manutention closed its doors last week after four days at the Parc des Expositions, Villepinte, Paris. FoodProductionDaily was on the show floor and here we take to Twitter to see what others thought.

LiquiGlide packaging that isn’t ‘sticky’

LiquiGlide: Consumers switch brands for packaging that isn’t ‘sticky’

24-Nov-2014 - LiquiGlide has surveyed more than 1,000 consumers to ask about their attitudes towards packaging, use, waste and disposal of sticky consumer goods (including foods like ketchup and mayo).

Attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston plant in Shangdu, China, were (l-r) Dennis Foo, VP and general manager, China, Lamb Weston; Greg Schlafer, president, Lamb Weston; Paul Maass, president, Private Brands and Commercial Foods, ConAgra Foods; and Chinese government officials.

ConAgra Foods’ Lamb Weston unit opens potato processing plant in China

21-Nov-2014 - ConAgra Foods has opened its first plant in China, a Lamb Weston potato processing plant in Shangdu, Inner Mongolia, giving the company in-country supply capabilities to strategic customers in China.

One of Zip-Pak's products

Zip-Pak targets India and emerging market growth

21-Nov-2014 - Zip-Pak is putting its efforts towards emerging markets such as India and revealed it has just picked up two major customers in the country.

FlexLink to upgrade WLX Conveyor in 2015

FlexLink plans hygienic conveyor launch next year

21-Nov-2014 - FlexLink will launch a conveyor with improved hygiene for direct food contact in agreement with European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG) guidelines next year.

Norovirus photo courtesy of CDC / Charles D. Humphrey

NACMCF finalizes norovirus control strategies document

21-Nov-2014 - The National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) has moved closer to finalizing its recommendations on control strategies to reduce foodborne norovirus infections.