Food design & research > Packaging

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Why pizza boxes should not consist of recycled cardboard

03 December, 2007

A new test can identify takeaway paper-based food containers (such as pizza boxes) that break phthalate safety rules, according to a recent paper in the journal Packaging Technology and Science.


Canned milk design wins award

27 September, 2007

The Southern Cross Packaging Awards have been decided for the year, with the winners due to receive their awards at a presentation dinner at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Melbourne, 4 October.


Study reveals latex allergens in packaging

09 August, 2006

A recent study by Leatherhead Food International revealed that up to one third of food packaging may be contaminated with latex and the latex can be transferred to food in some cases. In one unnamed chocolate biscuit, the latex was 20 times the level that instigates a reaction. The wrapper contained 85ng/ml of latex.


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