As the issue of chemical migration from food contact packaging materials receives more attention, FSANZ has released a survey on the range of chemicals used in packaging materials.
At the Australian Institute of Packaging - National Technical Forum last month, the latest packaging trends were discussed. Here is a summary.
New research suggests that when products clearly reflect factors which impact ethical consumerism on their labels, consumers will favour these products over others.
Pack-Track is investigating new drinks packaging which would help to reduce waste from on-the-go drinks, highlighting two potential solutions.
Research reveals that an increasing number of consumers prefer store brands over famous brands.
‘The Packaging Supply Chain’ is the theme behind the fourth biennial AIP National Technical Forum, which will be held alongside Auspack Plus 2011.
Australian shoppers will be able to formulate a balanced diet and make healthier food choices following the launch of a new Daily Intake Guide consumer education campaign by the Australian Food and Grocery Council.
It's 10 years since Taylors Wines started using the screw cap in preference to corks on its wines. The company has surveyed consumers to find out how their perceptions of screw cap v corks had changed.
Food regulators have found no major health risks associated with the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging and closures according to the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC).
Woolworths South Africa has begun rolling out its Essentials range of supermarket items, the first phase of a complete packaging overhaul being undertaken across all lines within the retailer’s portfolio of house brands. The mammoth task is being overseen by the company’s recently appointed Creative Director, Vince Frost.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued two publications calling for the amendment of US labelling laws to allow the voluntary use of only metric units on some consumer products.
A decision by the European Parliament to adopt front-of-pack food labelling - very similar to the system used by Australia’s food industry - has been commended by the Australian Food and Grocery Council.
The packaging landscape is set to change as new, disruptive technologies displace and replace current packaging options and solutions.
Convenient meal options are driving the demand for microwave packaging products with steady growth forecast for the next few years.
The safety of stay-tabs on beverage cans has been called into question after a US study has identified 19 cases of ingestion at a single hospital over a 16-year period.