Breaking News on Dairy Processing & Markets

Carton recycling to hit 55% of US households

Just in time for Earth Day, the Carton Council of North America has announced the number of US households with access to carton recycling jumped by 1m in the first...

Former Amcor exec fined for 'major role' in Fonterra tender fix

A former Amcor executive has been ordered to pay a NZ$60,000 fine for the “major role” he played in attempting to fix a 2004 call for tender by Fonterra.

Tetra Pak awarded $2m for cheese vat patent infringement

Cheese Systems Inc (CSI) has agreed to pay $2m (€1.45m, £1.2m) in damages to Tetra Pak for infringing on one of the Swiss processing and packaging giant's US cheese making technology patents....

2014 SPECIAL EDITION: DRIVING UP QUALITY, DRIVING DOWN COST

Academic puts smart money on smart dairy packaging

Smart packaging will play a pivotal role in the future of FMCG including dairy as companies cut waste with higher quality, longer lasting products and new technology drives material prices...

2014 SPECIAL EDITION: DRIVING UP QUALITY, DRIVING DOWN COST

‘Hey Presto! Better Queso Fresco, with High Pressure Processing

High Pressure Processing (HPP) is a promising technology to extend the shelf life of soft cheese Quesco Fresco and possibly prevent harmful recalls without altering its taste.

Eco-friendly labels give foods a natural face

Lightning Labels says putting natural-leaning food and beverage products inside sustainable packaging and labels can turn shoppers into customers.

Heinz updates barcode readers to prevent infant formula export errors

Heinz has installed “advanced” barcode readers at a British infant formula plant to ensure the premium products it manufactures for Chinese consumers aren’t confused with the standard powder destined for the...

'Ground laid' for dairy drinks with bits in Brazil: SIG Combibloc

SIG Combibloc is predicting a bright future for the dairy drink with bits category in Brazil following the launch of the latest "drinksplus product" - chocolate milk containing flakes of coconut....

Guest article

Do different designs add value in the eyes of the end consumer?

'Packaging is not easy to produce at the drop of a hat, particularly artwork. That’s why the food industry has been looking at the automated production of artwork; to create...

Ocean-derived packaging material fights microbes

US Aragonite Enterprises has launched renewable plastic, made from materials culled from the ocean, imbued with anti-microbial properties.

News in brief

BPF takes plastic packaging to Twitter

The British Plastic Federation’s Rigid Plastics Packaging Group is to co-host a Twitter Q&A session about plastic packaging.

FrieslandCampina swaps paper for plastic on Rainbow Condensed Milk can

Cans of FrieslandCampina’s Rainbow Condensed Milk will have their traditional paper labels replaced with heat-shrinkable plastic that can better survive the “difficult environmental conditions” experienced in the Middle East....

Federal Mfg.: Filler fits the bill for high-speed beverage jobs

The manufacturer has released a compact, high-speed machine designed to fill and cap up to 450 1.75-L PET juice carafes per minute.

Better printing for dairy pots: Greiner Packaging

Swiss packaging manufacturer Greiner Packaging International unveiled its K3D dairy cup this month. It claims it is the first time cardboard has been shaped into the structure of a curved...

BEVERAGE & DAIRY TREATMENT 2014

'Sell your process pizzazz!’ Packaging guru urges beverage brands

Beverage brands using sophisticated process technologies including aseptic and HPP should better communicate the advantages that they lend, says one world renowned packaging expert.

GEA PROCOMAC, AVURE, COCA-COLA HELLENIC, REFRESCO-GERBER

Beverage & Dairy Treatment 2014: Free Online Event!

Join us on March 20 for a free online event devoted to filling technologies including aseptic, ESL and high pressure processing (HPP) that also teases out their packaging and branding implications

Coca-Cola Hellenic reveals interest in Pulpy Super Milky style dairy mixed drinks

Coca-Cola Hellenic says it is exploring the technological aspects of filling dairy and juice-based mixed drinks but agrees with Refresco Gerber that Western European markets are not quite ready.

Finnish dairy Valio ‘wanted something new’: Tetra Pak

Finnish dairy giant Valio has adopted Tetra Pak's Tetra Brik Aseptic Edge carton in the hope of revitalizing three established dairy brands.

Launch of bio-based TwistCap OSO 34

Tetra Pak reports boom in bio-based caps

Tetra Pak has extended use of its bio-based cap, calling it ‘another step forward’ towards its ambition to make fully renewable packages. 

Daisy cottage cheese package spotlights simplicity

Daisy has launched redesigned cottage cheese packaging that draws attention to the dairy dish’s short list of natural, quality ingredients.

Johannesburg, South Africa March 18-19 2014

‘Not just a drinktec carbon copy!’ food & drink technology Africa

With the inaugural food & drink technology Africa trade show only days away, show organisers Messe München insist the continent is the ‘market of the future’ but presents distinct challenges....

FLEXIBLE PACKAGING 2014: RISING DAIRY BAG-IN-BOX DEMAND

Dairy bag-in-box demand ‘growing steadily’: Smurfit Kappa

Demand for bag-in-box packaging from the dairy industry for foodservice products is increasing "steadily" but potential for growth still lies in the retail sector, says Smurfit Kappa....

Guest article

Top 5 Packaging Trends 2014

‘Brand owners are constantly innovating to keep up with the changing demands and requirements of consumers, as well as to stand out in an increasingly competitive environment.

Tetra Pak: 43bn cartons recycled in 2013

Packaging giant Tetra Pak is making progress toward hitting its 2020 targets on creating sustainable progress, boosting recycling, and reducing its environmental footprint.

APAC dairy packaging growth 7% CAGR

Tetra Pak boosts dairy carton growth

Dairy containers are leading a global increase in food packaging, with growth in the sector driven by Asia and Latin America as milk-based products become more popular in these regions....

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