All news articles for May 16, 2014

The Videojet 9550 print-and-apply labeling system reportedly avoids jams and misalignment, cutting downtime needed for adjustments.

Videojet: End-of-line labeling a frequent source of headaches

By Jenni Spinner

Jams, wonky applicators, broken ribbons, and other misfires on end-of-line food packaging label systems can bring an entire packaging operation to a screeching halt; one technology expert explains how to avoid such woes, and costly downtime.

“Attempts to promote healthy diets will only work if the food systems underpinning them are put right,” warns UN Special Rapporteur Olivier De Schutter.

Unhealthy diets now rank above tobacco global as cause of preventable diseases

Battling unhealthy food requires tobacco-style response

By Nathan Gray

The international community must develop a global convention similar to the legal framework for tobacco control to fight diet-related ill health, warn Consumers International and the World Obesity Federation.

GreenPalm: More needs to be done in,

More EU members urged to back sustainable palm oil trading

By Nicola Cottam

Sustainable palm oil trader GreenPalm will use this year’s European Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Summit as a platform to urge key players in the EU palm oil industry to galvanise shared knowledge and promote sustainable sourcing.

Dr Url: “I commit myself to working with staff, scientific experts, European institutions, member states and stakeholders to uphold EFSA’s core values and to work towards more open risk assessment and further building trust.”

EFSA MGMT BOARD: "Bernhard will ...provide Europe with the best scientific advice to protect consumers from food-related risks..."

EFSA confirms Bernard Url as new chief

By Shane STARLING

Doctor Bernhard Url is the new chief of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) after its management board confirmed the acting-chief as its next executive director this week.

The Faerch Plast Denmark plant.

Faerch Plast releases first CSR report

By Jenny Eagle

Faerch Plast, producer of plastic containers, has published its first annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, which gives stakeholders an inside view of the company’s CSR strategy, priorities and performance on its sustainability goals and...

What does it take to be a food & beverage CEO?

Road to the top: What does it take to be a food & beverage CEO?

By Elaine Watson

What does it take to get to the top of a leading food and beverage company? Can you still make it from the shop-floor to the boardroom? Is an MBA essential? And do operations managers or R&D directors ever get to lead Fortune 500 companies, or do...

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