Packaging, labelling & coding

Junk food should have graphic warnings: study

29 May, 2018

Graphic warnings on unhealthy foods, like the ones used on cigarette packaging, may encourage consumers to make healthier choices.

Best Before, food waste reduction and bottom lines

25 May, 2018 by Janette Woodhouse

Tesco's has announced that it is removing 'Best Before' dates on nearly 70 selected fruit and vegetable lines to "help cut down on food waste".

Is Amazon sounding the death knell for the barcode?

23 May, 2018 by Janette Woodhouse

Amazon Go is ruffling more than a few feathers in supermarket land. It opened its first store in Seattle in January and has just announced intentions of opening two more.

Heat and Control partnering with Hayssen

22 May, 2018 | Supplied by: Heat and Control Pty Ltd

Following its partnership agreement with Hayssen, Heat and Control will now add flow wrapper technology to its product line-up.

Packing scampi at double the speed

17 May, 2018 | Supplied by: tna solutions Pty Ltd

In the UK, frozen seafood manufacturer Whitby Seafoods has been able to double its packaging speed by installing a new packaging and distribution line.

Jet Technologies cask for beverages and liquid products

09 May, 2018 | Supplied by: Jet Technologies

Jet Technologies' cask is suitable for all types of drinks and offers a high preservation quality.

Eriez Xtreme Metal Detector and ProGrade Magnets

01 May, 2018 | Supplied by: Eriez Magnetics Pty Ltd

For the most difficult food industry applications requiring the best level of protection against metal contamination, an Eriez Xtreme Metal Detector can be combined with ProGrade Magnets.

Tetra Pak turns to paper straws

01 May, 2018 | Supplied by: Tetra Pak Marketing Pty Ltd

In an attempt to address the issue of plastic waste, Tetra Pak is working to replace plastic straws used in its small drinks cartons with paper ones.

Ball develops colourful can lids

01 May, 2018

Ball Corporation's Cameo End Printing allows customers to differentiate their product from competitors by brightening up the lids on their recyclable aluminium cans from Ball.

Consumers drink more when alcoholic drinks labelled as low strength

30 April, 2018

A study found the lower the alcohol strength labelled on the drink, the higher the total amount of drink consumed.

Australian coffee cups win international awards

26 April, 2018 | Supplied by: Detpak Pty Ltd

Australian-owned paper and board manufacturer Detpak has been recognised for its new series of hot cups at the Specialty Coffee Association Expo in Seattle.

Fortress Technology Phantom multi-aperture food metal detector

24 April, 2018 | Supplied by: AccuPak

Fortress Technology has released a multi-aperture, multi-lane metal detector range that will assist food manufacturers to reduce factory footprint, investment and ongoing operating costs.

Aurora FORCE10 magnetic separation systems

24 April, 2018 | Supplied by: Aurora Process Equipment

The FORCE10 range of magnets can be integrated into process lines to work hand in hand with metal detection and X-ray equipment so users can meet the ever-tightening tolerances for foreign matter in foods and beverages.

Brewers call for pregnancy warnings on all alcoholic beverages

23 April, 2018

The Brewers Association of Australia has been proactive in adopting pregnancy warning labels and is now criticising others' delay in following suit.

Gualapack bio-based spouts and caps

23 April, 2018 | Supplied by: AUSPOUCH

Gualapack has developed a range of spouts and caps made exclusively of bio-sourced polymers.

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