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.
Barrier tests conducted by Superfos have shown that plastic can offer barrier properties nearly as good as glass.
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.
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.
Consumers want organic packaging as well as organic foods and beverages.
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.
The Australian Made logo has been rated as the most important selling point after quality and price in recent research.
In the food industry, marketing options will increase when smart inks start giving consumers more relevant information.
The future of beverage packaging is becoming varied, interesting and intelligent.
Smith’s Snackfoods (a division of PepsiCo) is Australia’s largest potato chip manufacturer.
Aseptic cold filling offers a solution to meeting consumer demand for minimally processed foods and drinks.
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.
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.
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.
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.