Processing & Packaging

Eef de Ferrante, MD, AIPIA, (centre) at last year's Asia Summit. Photo: AIPIA

AIPIA cancels China Summit amid concerns over Coronavirus

By Jenny Eagle

AIPIA, the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association has announced it is postponing its China Summit, due to be held in Shanghai in April, due to concerns about Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China and many other regions.

“Allowing non-dairy products to use dairy terms to promote goods with wildly different nutritional values has undermined public health.

US dairy groups press Congress on Dairy Pride Act

By Beth Newhart

Three years after its first introduction to the Senate, the divisive Dairy Pride Act is still on the minds of US dairy. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) made a case for stricter labeling guidelines while the FDA is stalled.

Fogg's new lifter design for glass bottles now come with the option of a gas spring.

news in brief

Fogg debuts new lifters for glass bottles

By Jim Cornall

As glass bottles become more popular because of sustainability concerns, Fogg Filler, a US company that designs and manufactures rotary filling systems for the liquids industry, has designed and engineered new lifter pedestals for glass bottle filling.

“We aren’t going to stop change, and we aren’t going to stop technology.

IDFA zeroes in on next-gen, and ‘making what we can sell’

By Beth Newhart

At the International Dairy Foods Association’s (IDFA) Dairy Forum this week, president and CEO Michael Dykes spoke of the challenges facing US dairy, including product innovation, milk bankruptcies and setting the industry up for a sustainable future.

Grated cheese is being packed in a variety of bag styles, branded and plain, including 2kg pillow packs, 200-220g stand-up Doy style bags with a zip re-close system and 200-220g Easy Pack bags with a tape re-close system.

New line allows Extons Foods to expand

By Jim Cornall

UK company Extons Foods brought PFM Packaging Machinery on board to help further the firm’s expansion, from a sole trader selling products to local shops in and around Stockport to the UK’s largest independent cheese slicing company.

In front of Lackham House at the Wiltshire College campus, some of the people from Lackham and T H WHITE who have worked on the joint dairy initiative. Left to right: Adrian Ford, Amy Colderick, Nigel Ellis, Rob Wheeler, Bob Gallop, Chris Newey, Alex Scott, Amanda Burnside, Mike Howes, Iain Hatt, Andy Hill, Philip Steans and Venetia Summers.

New Dairy Engineering qualification results from joint initiative

By Jim Cornall

Milking equipment supplier T H WHITE has joined forces with Wiltshire College & University Centre in the UK to create a robotic dairy parlor that is supporting the development of a dedicated undergraduate Dairy Engineering qualification.

What’s new from the Winter Fancy Food Show?

What’s new from the Winter Fancy Food Show?

By Beth Newhart

The Specialty Food Association’s (SFA) Winter Fancy Food Show (WFFS) commenced in San Francisco last week. Dairy and non-dairy alternative products from the specialty sector exhibited for the first time in 2020.

Positive dairy reaction as USMCA passes Senate

By Beth Newhart

After months of uncertainty, the US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) has officially passed the US House and Senate. President Donald Trump said he will sign it into law next week.

Follow us

Products

View more

Webinars