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FDA gluten-free deadline approaches

Manufacturers have just under a week to ensure gluten-free products comply with FDA regulation.

Meat prices are beefing up

Food producers are feeling the heat as the cost of red meat continues surging, but analysts anticipate the trend likely will cool later in the year.

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Henkel & Comexi Group to open training academy

Henkel India and The Comexi Group have partnered to open a training academy in Q4 for flexible packaging in India, Middle East and Africa. 

Ending the lockout is 'just and proper' rules judge

US district judge orders Kellogg to cease Memphis lockout

A US district judge finds Kellogg guilty of unfair labor practices and grants an injunction to force an end to its Memphis lockout, nine months on.

Australia

Victorian grains to reap long-term research benefits

Grain growers in the state of Victoria will benefit from a new five year agreement that will increase research and development in their industry, according to the Australian agriculture minister.

‘Important changes’ as gluten-free label laws move under FIC

Rules on gluten-free labeling have been published under the EU Food Information to Consumers (FIC) regulation, and there are some important changes for the future, says the Association of European...

New Zealand

Taura claims its fruit pieces are the world's smallest

Kiwi fruit products company Taura Natural Ingredients has introduced what it claims is possibly the world’s smallest real fruit pieces.

Packaging design inspiration gallery: TIE-INS

In addition to pushing summer blockbusters and television shows, foods in packaging that promotes movies, programs, cartoons, and other non-food items can be hot sellers at retail. Here are some...

Smooth sailing: Key conveyors add contaminant-resistant stainless steel

Key Technology has reworked its vibratory conveyors with a stainless-steel rotary finish to resist bacterial attachment.

Nutrition Facts Panel could help bakers with sodium-nutrient ‘balancing act’

The Nutrition Facts Panel overhaul could fuel more micronutrient fortification in baked goods, helping the balancing act between sodium and nutrients, says the American Bakers Association (ABA).

Delta Packaging to open production plant in Poland

Delta Packaging will open a 10,000m² production plant in Poland in June next year, to expand its services across Europe.

'Sin taxes' on unhealthy foods will work, says EU report

Taxes imposed on sugary, salty or fatty foods do lead to reductions in consumption, says the European Commission in a new report. But higher taxes could also encourage consumers to...

Russian all-natural snack start-up: 'We’re catching the wave, not chasing it'

The Marc Bakery aims to transform its $1m Russian snack business into $45m in just three years – a possible goal in a country where all-natural remains nascent, its founder says.

Meat market: Active packaging boosts shelf life and profits

Recent market intelligence indicates use of active and intelligent packaging for meat products extends the useful life of the foods, while expanding the potential for profit.

Pecans: America's forgotten nut?

Pecans are not top of mind for US manufacturers and ingredient players but the antioxidant-rich nuts can move way beyond the famous pie, says the head of Georgia’s Center for...

News in brief

Kellogg to close Georgia snack plant

Kellogg will close a snack plant in Georgia by the end of 2015 as part of its restructuring program, Project K.

Printpack opens 203,400-square-foot packaging plant

With the opening of its expanded and updated flexible packaging plant, the company is stepping up efforts to boost efficiency.

Rigid v Flexibles: How big a bite can flexibles take?

Rigid packaging will remain a necessity for some food and pharmaceutical applications, according to Transparency Market Research (TMR) – but Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE) believes the door is wide open...

Genius pumps ‘a good whack of its budget’ into Commonwealth Games sponsorship

Genius Foods, the UK’s leading gluten-free food producer, made a big investment into its summer campaign after being asked to be an official provider of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Garuda International: We’ll ride the coattails of bigger oat beta-glucan players

The oat beta-glucan industry is tough as prices remain too high for most manufacturers, but as bigger players jump aboard Garuda International says business should be bolstered.

Bridor to pump $32 million into US operations

Artisan specialist Bridor USA Inc. will expand its Vineland plant to drive more European-style products into the US market, says its CEO.

Oh, Canada! Solegear lands $1.6m for bioplastic development

The developer of plant-based plastics for packaging and other applications has landed $1.6m in funding from a Canadian government program.

Oxfam praises ‘bold’ climate change move from General Mills

Following a damning report published by Oxfam in May, General Mills has revamped its climate change plan; pledging to reveal global greenhouse gas emission targets by August 2015.

Making contact: Vonco flexible packaging approved for food

The flexible packaging manufacturer has received the go-ahead from the American Institute of Baking for its products to be used in food-contact applications.

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Bridges Ventures acquires controlling stake in Wholebake

UK investment firm Bridges Ventures will bolster capacity and brand development at Welsh energy bar specialist Wholebake.

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