Nampak has announced that it plans to expand its packaging
operations beyond the low growth South African domestic market and
will initially drive its future growth by concentrating on its
Immediately after the European Court's decision to overule the EU
competition authority's veto on the merger between Swedish
packaging manufacturer Tetra Laval and French PET bottle
manufacturing group Sidel, the Swedish...
The EU has agreed on legislation to bring an end to the four year
ban on new genetically modified food products being sold in Europe.
MEP's claim the laws will be the strictest in the world, backed up
by comprehensive labelling,...
Shrimp producers in Thailand have urged the government to impose
the same exacting standards on food shipments from the European
Union that are imposed on Thai shrimp exports bound for Europe,
according to a report in the Bangkok...
A dispute between the Peruvian fishing industry and the European
Union over the labelling of sardines has been resolved,
surprisingly, in favour of the South American country, according to
a report on FT.com.
Nearly a year after the Swedish company Tetra Laval announced its
plans to acquire French packaging firm Sidel, the European Court of
Justice will rule on 25 October on whether the deal can be allowed
The Health Ingredients Europe meeting in Paris last week had a
pavillion for emerging markets. Organised by SIPPO - the Swiss
Import Promotion Programme - the stand included companies from
Bolivia, Ghana, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria,...
In Germany, the Dusseldorf administrative tribunal has ruled that
the planned introduction of compulsory deposits on drink cans does
not comply with the law on waste and recycling, according to a
report in Die Welt.
Shrimp and chicken processors whose products contain chemical
traces banned by the EU could face the closure of their businesses,
as well as a ban on exporting, according to a report in the
The Food and Drink Federation has come out in support of the
British Retail Consortium's warning of the dangers of setting
unrealistic targets forrecycling of packaging, ahead of today's
vote in the European Parliament.