Sustainability

Greenpeace has alleged further palm oil supply chain abuse. IOI says it is putting its house in order. ©iStock

IOI damage raises questions about RSPO standards

By David Burrows

The damage caused by IOI’s deforestation and peatland drainage is “far greater” than that detailed in the complaint that led to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil suspending the supplier back in April, says Greenpeace.

Schneider Electric to pay biggest Superfund penalty in EPA history

$6.87m penalty for allegedly violating cleanup operation

Schneider Electric to pay biggest Superfund penalty in EPA history

By Jenny Eagle

The US Justice Department, EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has confirmed Schneider Electric USA will pay a $6.87m penalty for allegedly violating a cleanup operation.

Palsgaard celebrates CO2-neutrality milestone

Palsgaard celebrates CO2-neutrality milestone

By Jenny Eagle

Palsgaard, which makes emulsifier/stabilizer blends, which are used in products from cake mixes to chocolate, confectionery, dairy and ice cream, is the first Danish food producer to achieve CO2-neutrality.

Picture credit: PRE

Mixed feelings from PRE, APEAL, EuPC, BPF

Debate rages on over revised Circular Economy Package

By Jenny Eagle

The debate surrounding the revised Circular Economy Package rages on as some associations are not happy with the decisions announced while others welcome the changes.

First Vice-President Frans Timmermans

Reaction from ACE, EuropaBio, European Bioplastics, CEPI, EUROPEN

Circular Economy: Part I – What does the future hold now?

By Jenny Eagle

The European Commission has adopted a revised Circular Economy Package to help European businesses and consumers - "closing the loop" of product lifecycles through greater recycling and re-use. 

Is obesity caused by junk food? One study says

Junk food not the biggest culprit for obesity: Study

By Hal Conick

While many people have snacks, sugar and sodas pinned as the bad guys in the war against obesity, one recent study found little to no correlation between consumption of junk food and obesity.

Hakim Zemni believes educating customers is bakery's biggest challenge.

DISPATCHES FROM PURATOS' TASTE TOMORROW EVENT IN CHICAGO

Customization essential to innovation in bakery

By Hal Conick

Customization is the key to giving consumers what they want to see from the bakery industry, according to one industry consultant.

PepsiCo: ‘Is sustainability mainstream or faddish?’

Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, Dubai

PepsiCo: ‘Is sustainability mainstream or faddish?’

By Jenny Eagle

PepsiCo will highlight its sustainability progress across its most significant areas: water, packaging, waste, energy and agriculture at Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, in Dubai, this week (October 27).

Many customers are looking for clean label, but is it worth it for manufactures?

DISPATCHES FROM 2015 AACC INTERNATIONAL

Clean label: Is it worth it?

By Hal Conick

“Clean label” and “clear label” have been industry buzz terms in the bakery and snacks industries over the last few years, but is the commitment to going “clean” worth the cost?

An example of flexible packaging, which is growing in popularity, from Jelly Belly.

Pack Expo 2015

Consumer trends changing the world of packaging

By Hal Conick

Consumer trends are actively changing how food items are packaged, according to a report released at this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo 2015.

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