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‘Exploding population growth’ threat to food industry: Avure

European and Asian food manufacturers and processors who operate Avure high pressure processing (HPP) systems now have 24 x 7 access to its HPP technical service.

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Graphic Packaging to close Canadian site with 150 job losses

Graphic Packaging has been slammed for plans to eliminate 150 jobs at one of its sites in Canada later this year, by one of the largest unions in the country.

Maternal 'junk food diet' may alter baby's brain development

Eating a junk-food filled diet during pregnancy may affect the development of brain pathways in developing babies, permanently altering responses to foods that are high in fat and sugar, say...

People on the move July 2013

Industry movers July 2013: GEA, Multisorb, Linx, Mocon and more

Who are the latest industry movers in the processing and packaging arena? Check out our people on the move gallery for July to find out.

CSPI aims to bust common myth that processed snacks are cheaper than fruit and veg

Given the obesity epidemic and high rates of chronic disease in the US, consumers should replace convenience foods and snacks with cheaper options like fruit and vegetables, says the Center...

Peanuts prevail amid allergen anxieties

Anxiety surrounding peanut allergies has created the impression of an epidemic in the US but industry has remained resilient with sales showing 'excellent growth', the president of the American Peanut...

Cereal Partners ordered to pull ads comparing Cheerios to croissants and Nesquik to jam on toast

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that Cereal Partners UK must remove two adverts that compared the nutritional value of Cheerios to croissants and Nesquik to jam on toast.

dispatches from IFT 2013

EnWave highlights dehydration tech at IFT 2013

EnWave Corp. sat down with at IFT 2013 to discuss the evolution of dried foods and how they meet changing consumer demands.


Why there is great urgency for sustainability in palm oil

Increasing global consumption of palm oil poses serious sustainability challenges and raises questions about leading consumer nations’ responsibility in managing the footprint of its global supply chain. 

Grupo Bimbo to deepen ‘green’ footprint with $1.5m distribution center

Grupo Bimbo will pump 20 million pesos ($1.5m) into a new eco-friendly distribution center in Mexico City as part of its drive towards a fully sustainable supply chain.

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European Commission clears ADM-GrainCorp deal

The European Commission has cleared ADM’s acquisition of GrainCorp for A$3.4bn, the sixth global regulatory body to do so.

Triggering memories: Nostalgia booming in bakery

Evoking memories through packaging and marketing is snowballing in bakery and it’s a perfect fit with consumer sentiment, an analyst says.

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Weet-Bix makes Australia’s most trusted brands list

Weet-Bix has been named one of Australia’s most trusted brands in a recent Reader’s Digest annual survey.

Newcomer signs 'win-win' potato defect deal

Key Technology has signed a licensing agreement with EVK and Insort to deploy a CIT (Chemical Imaging Technology) to improve product quality on potato processors. 

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Flexicon Europe moves into bigger UK HQ

Flexicon Europe has moved into larger UK headquarters, to increase manufacturing area, office space and operational efficiencies.

Is azuki the next big bean?

The azuki bean, also known as adzuki and aduki, is more commonly found in Japanese kitchens, yet has recently been creeping into the European culinary consciousness. With its high nutritional...

Food for thought: FoodProductionDaily packs a punch with fresh new-look website

We have redesigned to give you easier access to global industry news, on everything from Processing and Packaging to Safety & Regulation, Financial and Supply Chain.

Stock food packaging delivers shelf appeal

Plastic Ingenuity’s line of stock plastic food packaging offers food firms a balance of shelf appeal and flexibility.

EFSA health claim opinions

Non-fermented fibre wins tooth claim; cranberry may need to find new tract

Non-fermented carbohydrates can deliver tooth health benefits but there is not enough data to show cranberry can benefit urinary tract infections, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found in...

EFSA: "Increasing maternal folate status contributes to the reduction of the risk of NTD.”

EFSA (finally) backs folate supplements for neural tube defects

Europe’s head science agency has joined other international authorities in backing B vitamin folate’s ability to reduce neural tube defects (NTDs) like spina bifida and hydrocephalus in early-stage foetuses....

Hostess Brands president: 'The Twinkie is like Elvis - many impersonators, but only one king'

Hostess Brands may develop new cake lines with added fiber, wholegrain or even gluten-free variants and it's not afraid of competition, its president says.

Can potato chip alternatives live up to health claims?

As part of the growing chip industry, supermarkets aisles are now populated by alternatives to the traditional potato-based snack. But how much of their “healthy version” branding can be pinned...

China research

KFC named China’s most powerful brand

Fast food chain KFC tops the table in China as the most powerful international brand in the country, according to research compiled for the BBC.

Dessicant keeps food cargo high and dry

Dessicare Inc has launched Cargo Dry Plus, a device that helps protect food products and packaging during shipment and storage.

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Speakers confirmed for Flexible Packaging Middle East

Mars, Johnson & Johnson, Constantia Flexibles and Manucor S.p.A. confirmed as guest speakers at this year’s AMI Flexible Packing Middle East.

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