Food design & research > Packaging

Swallowing risk with beverage can pull-tabs

09 December, 2009

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.


As good as glass

15 September, 2009

Barrier tests conducted by Superfos have shown that plastic can offer barrier properties nearly as good as glass.


US seeking to define ‘natural’

15 September, 2009

The term ‘natural’ on meat and poultry product labels in the US is under discussion as the country seeks to define the conditions under which the claim can be made.


International collaborative closure trial opens doors

15 September, 2009

A significant number of global wineries and closure manufacturers are taking part in an international collaborative commercial closure trial, designed to collect evidence about the performance of the major closure types.


Organics and packaging

15 September, 2009

Consumers want organic packaging as well as organic foods and beverages.


Colours count

14 September, 2009

The choice of colour on a label or package can mean the difference between success and failure for a food or drink in the marketplace.


Country of origin logo achieves success for Australian exporters

04 September, 2009

The Australian Made logo has been rated as the most important selling point after quality and price in recent research.


Smart ink for smart packaging

04 September, 2009

In the food industry, marketing options will increase when smart inks start giving consumers more relevant information.


Packaging beverages and liquids

06 July, 2009

The future of beverage packaging is becoming varied, interesting and intelligent.


New style for Smith's Chips

26 May, 2009

Smith’s Snackfoods (a division of PepsiCo) is Australia’s largest potato chip manufacturer.


Cold-aseptic filling

12 May, 2009

Aseptic cold filling offers a solution to meeting consumer demand for minimally processed foods and drinks.


What is needed on a label

12 January, 2009 by Janette Woodhouse, Editor

Too much information on the labels of ready meals will make it too difficult for consumers to extract the information they are interested in when making purchasing decisions.


‘4+ serves a day’ campaign launched

09 October, 2008

Go Grains Health & Nutrition has released the ‘4+ serves a day’ campaign, which food manufacturers can use to alert consumers that the product contains grains.


Vacuum-packed chilled foods guidance

31 July, 2008

The UK’s Food Standards Agency has produced guidance and a fact sheet to help minimise the risk of C. botulinum in vacuum and modified atmosphere packed chilled foods.


US demand for frozen-food packaging

12 February, 2008

Demand for frozen-food packaging in the US is projected to increase 4.1% per year to US$6.4 billion in 2011. This, along with other trends, was presented in Frozen Food Packaging — a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm.


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