From organic food to eco-labels, sustainable sourced ingredients and traceability, the UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published a set of manufacturer guidelines to optimize their packaging systems to drive the sustainability agenda.
Constantia Flexibles is closing its confectionery and snacks flexible packaging plant in Bucharest, Romania, in July, axing 90 jobs.
Boon Food Concepts says it has launched the first ready meal of its type for the chiller aisle in the Netherlands in a stand-up pouch.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed lightweight 100% bio-based stand-up pouches using its patent pending enzymatic fibrillation of cellulose (HefCel) technology.
The Belgian Food Authority (FASFC) has recalled several Dutch waffles and cheese biscuits due to mineral oil contamination.
Cascades Sonoco is investing $16m in its water-based coating technology to replace LDPE (low density polyethylene) coating.
General Mills’ cereals are getting a DC super hero makeover: Cheerios’ mascot BuzzBee takes on Batman, while Lucky Charms’ leprechaun dons Green Lantern’s outfit.
The Barton Group has expanded the applications for its patented dispensing pouch technology called SqueezyStraw.
Bosch Packaging Technology has launched a microsite for the confectionery, bakery, nuts, snacks and powder industries to help producers find the right machinery systems to meet their needs.
tna was founded by Alf and Nadia Taylor, in Sydney, Australia, in February 1982, transforming the snack food industry by launching a high-speed vertical form fill system (VFFS) called the tna robag in 1985.
More than 1,100 products across Mondelēz’s US snack portfolio, including Oreo cookies, Good Thins crackers and belVita breakfast biscuits, are now searchable on the SmartLabel app.
RPC Group has announced plans to acquire Letica, a North American manufacturer and distributor of rigid plastic packaging, for £552m ($691m).
Deltasacs, which specializes in plastic pouches, stand-up and flat-bottom confectionery bags, has launched packaging with biodegradable and compostable materials.
Students of the Cologne International School of Design (KISD) presented packaging concepts based on the theme ‘sweet traditions’ and childhood memories at ISM in Cologne.
Mondi Group, which makes food and beverage packaging, has acquired Excelsior Technologies for $40m, to further grow its consumer packaging business.
FUEL10K has increased the size of its on-the-go Porridge Pots to capitalize on the new wave of young consumers skipping breakfast.
Ecomec in Belgium deals in second-hand machinery for processed packaging for the candy, chocolate, biscuit and wafers market.
The European Parliament’s environment committee (ENVI) voted to amend its Waste Legislative Package this week (January 24) with more ambitious EU targets for 2030.
Bemis, headquartered in Wisconsin, US, will open a Business Services Centre in Northern Ireland, creating 95 jobs to support its European operations.
The Competition Commission of South Africa has stopped Corruseal Group acquiring Boxlee and Pride Pak Packaging.
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