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Vegan chocolate packaging is sweet on sustainability

Vegan chocolate packaging is sweet on sustainability From Packaging Digest A new gourmet vegan line of chocolates has recently been launched by HNINA with packaging that is made of 100% biodegradable and recyclable kraft paper produced with wind energy. Packaging Digest interviewed the chocolatier; some excerpts are below: Our packaging is made of 100% biodegradable […]

Seaweed to be used to produce bioplastics

Seaweed to be used to produce bioplastics From Foodprocessing.com (Australia) Researchers have developed a way to introduce sustainably cultivated seaweeds as feedstock for biodegradable bioplastics. SEABIOPLAS is an FP7-funded project that aims to develop a greener alternative to bioplastics. Polylactic acid (PLA) is expected to be one of the leading contributors to bioplastic growth, and […]

See-Through Food Packaging Boosts Sales

See-Through Food Packaging Boosts Sales From the Wall Street Journal The grocery store is having a moment of clarity. The thinking: Shoppers are more inclined to buy when they see what they’re getting. General Mills Inc. worked for more than a year to put Larabar Uber fruit-and-nut bars in clear wrappers, says JoAnne Garbe, packaging […]

CFIA plans ‘soft approach’ to mandatory pig traceability program

CFIA plans ‘soft approach’ to mandatory pig traceability program From Better Farming The mandatory national pig traceability system became effective July 1, but the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will be taking a soft approach to enforcement for up to a year after that date when dealing with people who can’t produce their pig movement records, […]

US Demand for Pet Food Packaging to Reach $2.5 Billion

US Demand for Pet Food Packaging to Reach $2.5 Billion From Packaging Europe US demand for pet food packaging is expected to rise 4.8 percent annually to $2.5 billion in 2018, according to The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based market research firm. Growth will be based on the use of higher-value, more-sophisticated packaging and continued […]

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging From NPR Like it or not, plastic packaging has become an ingrained part of the food system. And behind many of those packages that allow us to eat on the go or savor perishable cookies or fish imported from the other side of the globe is a whole […]

Chicken on the path to world domination: OECD

Chicken on the path to world domination: OECD From The Sydney Morning Herald Once, pork could do no wrong. It was cheap, plentiful and versatile. Now its day is done. The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2014 report has revealed that the world’s insatiable appetite for chicken is surging to new highs. “Currently, pork accounts for the […]

Agri-Food Processing ‘Key Part’ Of Ontario’s Economic Future

Agri-Food Processing ‘Key Part’ Of Ontario’s Economic Future From Blackburn News Food and Beverage Ontario is endorsing recommendations of a recent report on Canada’s processed food trade deficit. The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute report urged the various industry stakeholders to work together to tackle the deficit and become more competitive in the global market. The […]

What’s next in active and intelligent food packaging?

What’s next in active and intelligent food packaging? From Packaging World Among the types of active and intelligent packaging most commonly researched is antimicrobial food packaging. But when will we see commercialization and true marketplace impact? The applications that are commercialized seem to have small and narrow markets. Films or sachets are available containing nisin, […]

Retail-Ready Packaging on the Rise

Retail-Ready Packaging on the Rise From Food Production Daily PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, condicted a study delving into the retail-ready packaging (RRP) market. Its work reveals the thoughts of food and beverage brand owners, equipment manufacturers, and retail leaders on drivers and opportunities in the market. Paula Feldman, Director of Business […]