All news articles for May 2015

57% of children and teenagers failed to eat even one serving of whole grains per day, the study's authors found

Young adults may need targeting to increase whole grain intake

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Teenagers and younger adults in the UK are falling far short of international targets for whole grain consumption – with 15% of teenagers consuming no whole grain foods at all, according to a study in the British Journal of Nutrition.

O. Kleiner uses PacXpert to produce Brainypack

O. Kleiner: PacXpert as replacement for rigid packaging

By Daisy Phillipson

PacXpert from Dow Packaging enables the transition from larger traditional rigid containers to flexible packaging with potential cost-cutting benefits, according to a licensee of the technology.

Processes to recycle post-consumer PET into food contact materials approved

Post-consumer PET recycling processes evaluated

By Joseph James Whitworth

A panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has backed two processes used to recycle post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) into food contact materials.

85% of fruit snack products analysed by Action on Sugar contained more sugar than Haribo Starmix sweets

Kids’ fruit snacks criticised for high sugar content

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Many fruit snacks aimed at children contain more sugar than confectionery – but could be misconstrued as ‘healthy’ because of their association with real fruit, according to pressure group Action on Sugar.

The GN800 was developed with Agripak

Reveals first unit sold to a EU processor to produce PET sealed containers

GN sees opportunity in form/cut/stack thermoforming market

By Joseph James Whitworth

GN Thermoforming Equipment has entered the form/cut/stack thermoforming market and revealed it has sold its first unit to a European processor for production of PET sealed containers.