SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Industrial Baking & Snacks

Trends > Smart Packaging

Exclusive interview

Food Safety Modernization Act a game changer for packaging machinery design - PMMI

By Rory Harrington , 10-Apr-2012
Last updated on 10-Apr-2012 at 10:14 GMT2012-04-10T10:14:05Z

Food Safety Modernization Act a game changer for packaging machinery design - PMMI

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has changed the game for US packaging machinery manufacturers by obliging them to rethink their design strategies, PMMI’s Jim Pittas told FoodProductionDaily.com from Anuga FoodTec.

The sweeping law that came into force at the beginning of 2011 as a response to a succession of food recalls in the US has seen stringent regulations imposed on manufacturers in terms of documentation and safety.

The revamped regime means it is a “whole new design game” for US manufacturers of packaging machinery, the industry body’s vice president for tradeshows said from the show in Cologne held at the end of last month.

Issues such as the need to switch from galvanized to stainless steel and the incorporation of clean design principles are dominating conversations between consumer product goods manufacturers and packaging systems producers as never before – particularly in the bakery, snacks and beverage sectors, said Pittas.

Where sustainability was the hottest topic a few years ago, this how now been replaced by the implications of the FSMA, he added.

Pittas also previewed PMMI’s Pack Expo 2012. He forecast the fallout from the FSMA would continue to dominate industry debate at this year’s major US processing and packaging event being held in Chicago at the end of October.

 

 

Related products

Schur to alter US packaging for Pepperidge Farm and Walkers Shortbread

Schur looks to upgrade packaging for Pepperidge Farm and Walkers Shortbread in US

Tracey Gilmore

Director of business development , Schur Packaging Systems

Mr Trotter: British pride secures listings on high street

Mr Trotter: British pride secures listings on high street

Matthew Fort and Tom Parker Bowles received “an overwhelmingly positive response” from the moment they launched...

UK cricket flour energy bar wins ife 2017 Sustainable Packaging Award

UK cricket flour energy bar wins ife 2017 Sustainable Packaging Award

Yumpa, a range of energy bars made with cricket flour, is the first of...

Have your cake and eat it: The Brexit effect on bakery and snacks

Have your cake and eat it: The Brexit effect on bakery and snacks

BakeryandSnacks asked exhibitors at ife 2017, held in London at the beginning of March,...

Pastinos takes on the premium snack market with pasta snack

Pastinos takes on the premium snack market with better-for-you pasta snack

UK brand Pastinos is targeting health-conscious snackers with a crunchy pasta snack as sales...

Gourmet breads on trend, says Bridor

Gourmet breads on trend, says Bridor

French artisan bakery maker Bridor says consumers are eating less bread, but are demanding...

Verdiujns extends portfolio of BRC-certified  wafers

Verdiujns extends portfolio of BRC-certified wafers

Verduijns Fine Biscuits launched three savory variants to its portfolio of organic wafers at...

Bread hit hard by price wars

Bread is ‘price war casualty’ – FoB director

Bread is one of the biggest casualties of the supermarket price war, as retailers...

food packaging, business, women

How to be a successful woman in the packaging industry

Passion, determination and ambition: all top tips for aspiring businesswomen, say three senior Swedish...

NPD category busters: From ‘Teagurt’ to coffee fruit energy to Milo expansion

NPD category busters: From ‘Teagurt’ to coffee fruit energy to Milo expansion

Jane Barnett

Insights manager for Australia-New Zealand, south east Asia and India,...

USDA WASDE: Wheat supply up but ‘quality issue emerging’ says AHDB

Wheat supply up but ‘quality issue emerging’

Wheat supplies have hit record levels across the globe, but for France and some...

UK gluten-free businesses should storm Europe

Europe is ripe for UK gluten-free businesses

France and other European countries are prime targets for the UK’s established gluten-free (GF)...

Manufacturers are struggling with healthier food calls

Bakeries struggling with calls to cut salt, sugar and fat

Manufacturers of baked goods are reaching a point where calls to cut salts, fats...

Thins in packaged bread could spark growth, Mintel

Can ‘thins’ save a dwindling packaged bread sector?

‘Thins’ have taken off in the US and Canada with bread, bagel and even...

Bread innovation needed amid carb, additive backlash: Mintel

Additives and carb backlash stumps bread innovation, says Mintel

Stephanie Pauk and Pam Yates

Analysts, Mintel

Key Industry Events

 

Access all events listing

Our events, Shows & Conferences...