Packaging, labelling & coding > Consumables

Nutritional labelling for sodium needs improvement

20 December, 2017

Researchers from the University of Georgia have suggested that nutrition labels on food are not effective in lowering the consumption of sodium.


More awareness needed on health risks of obesity

13 December, 2017

Food labelling, marketing and food policy initiatives could help reduce obesity rates and prevent negative health effects such as an increased risk of cancer, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.


Six companies sued for unlawful use of patented packaging

21 November, 2017

Windham Packaging LLC filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission after six companies used its patented breathable packaging without paying for it.


Woolies private label products to carry the new Australasian Recycling Label

16 November, 2017

Woolworths is implementing an evidence-based, standardised labelling system designed to minimise consumer confusion about recycling across is own brand range.


Analysing resistant starch as a fibre: call for submissions

24 October, 2017

Submissions are invited on an application to change the Food Standards Code to include a method of analysis for resistant starch (RS) as a fibre.


SPC set to benefit from new labelling requirements

12 October, 2017

The Country of Origin Food Labelling Standards (CoOL) will be implemented on 1 July 2018, and they are expected to benefit Australian food and beverage companies such as SPC.


Fenugreen FreshPaper biodegradable paper

12 October, 2017

FreshPaper by Fenugreen is a small piece of biodegradable paper infused with a combination of organic spices, which is designed to keep fruit and vegetables fresh for up to two to four times longer.


MPI concludes food packaging materials are safe

12 October, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

From tins to plastic, food packaging is a crucial part of the food production process. But are these materials ensuring the safety of our food? The simple answer is yes.


What's the difference between "Use by", "Display until" and "Best before"?

27 September, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and Champions 12.3 are attempting to standardise food date labels worldwide by 2020 to prevent food waste.


G. Mondini Darfresh on Tray

26 September, 2017

For food processors, keeping protein-based products — such as meat, seafood and poultry — fresh for as long as possible without using any additives is a huge challenge, but one that is being addressed by G. Mondini's Darfresh on Tray (D.O.T.) packaging technology.


Spin-welding technology creates shelf-stable probiotic beverages

26 September, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

Karma has used Emerson's spin-welding technology to create shelf-stable mix-to-drink probiotic beverages that will soon be available in the US consumer market.


Do you have to stick with smelly glue?

06 September, 2017

Do adhesives have to be smelly? The short answer is "No".


GA used as oxygen scavenger in new bio-based packaging

05 September, 2017

Researchers have produced a multilayer bio-based packaging film using gallic acid as an oxygen scavenger.


Smart labelling system detects fresh food

04 September, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

Packaging research institute ITENE has developed Freshcode, which is a smart labelling system that provides a visual indicator guaranteeing the freshness of packaged chicken breasts.


Xolution introduces its Relock system

04 September, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

Xolution's Relock system is not only a resealable can that prevents spillages, but it also ensures the beverage remains carbonated for a longer period of time.


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