Fats and oil supplier, AAK UK, has flagged up its commitment to supply sustainable palm stearin from 2012/2013, as it reveals that its full range of bakery fats now contain RSPO certified sustainable palm oil.
Allied Bakeries, part of Associated British Foods, is converting to 100 per cent recycled packaging for two of its Kingsmill brand bread products by recycling its 'virgin material' bread bag packaging off-cuts.
The development of better extraction methods and control over growing fruit will enable the flavour sector to meet increasing demand for naturally sourced flavours, despite pressures of natural resources, says EFFA president.
Shifting opinions on sustainability means that biodegradable and compostable plastics are no longer seen as destined to replace all traditional packaging – but are now viewed as one option among many, according to a new report by industry experts.
The Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Round Table has formally adopted ten guiding principles to give a coherent way for assessing and communicating the environmental performance of food and drink products.
Many American consumers would be receptive to foods containing genetically modified wheat if it is produced sustainably, suggests a new survey examining attitudes to food technologies from the International Food Information Council (IFIC).
Producers must ensure packaging is more sustainable as customers remain convinced that food packing is excessive and are altering their consumption patterns as a result, warns research from Datamonitor.
Sustainable packaging is a buzzword on the lips of consumers and industry players alike. But what is sustainable packaging and how far has the sector come in developing a road map towards this most elusive of goals?
The globe’s two biggest food firms, Nestlé and Kraft, have launched internal investigations after a Greenpeace report claimed both purchase palm oil from Indonesian company PT Smart whose parent group Sinar Mas allegedly engages in widespread illegal...
Reducing meat and dairy consumption, eating fewer fatty and sugary foods, and wasting less food are the three changes to consumption habits that will have the biggest impact on making diets more sustainable, says a new report.
The need to maximise profit combined with a desire to help the environment have been major drivers in Kraft slashing water use in its food processing operations by more than 20 per cent in three years, the company said.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is set to step up scrutiny of how manufacturers source their palm oil over the next six months after a poor industry response to purchasing sustainable shipments of the ingredient.
Bob Hogan, director of international sales and marketing at flexible packaging suppliers, Zip-Pak, spoke to FoodProductionDaily.com about some of the misperceptions surrounding the concept of sustainability and food and beverage packaging.
Sudpack said that a growing demand from its food manufacturer customer base for the optimal use of raw materials, a reduction in waste and packaging that gives product shelf stand out appeal is driving its current developments.
After gaining novel foods approval in the EU, baobab is tipped to become a billion dollar industry. Stephen Daniells speaks to William Smith from Afriplex to find out what foods baobab fruit pulp is turning up in, and whether supply can match the demand.
The palm oil industry is claiming a major triumph in terms of sustainability ahead of an incoming shipment of the product to Europe next week, which is seen by some as a milestone for ethical sourcing.
Associated British Foods has become the latest manufacturer to show
concern over rising energy prices and the competitive retail
environment - but insists half-year profits will be in line with
expectations, boosted by its clothing...
Food companies do not yet face the ethical sourcing equation of the
clothing industry, where brands from Nike to Marks & Spencer
cannot afford a single claim of sweat-shop production. But the
moment is fast approaching for food,...
Kellogg reported a solid 7 percent increase in its earnings for the
third quarter with the North America region also putting up a
strong performance thanks to the successful introduction of new
Polymer company Cargill Dow has a new partner in Italy to help
service the European food packaging industry. The companies are
working together to offer thermoformed packaging to the bakery and
convenience food markets made from NatureWorks'...