Traces of phthalates, a chemical found in food packaging and equipment, were detected in products of powdered macaroni and cheese mixes, according to a study by the Coalition for Safer Food Processing & Packaging.
Constantia Flexibles Group has responded to a growing demand in domestic food packaging by installing a laminating machine at its factory in Timashevsk, Russia, for packaging coffee, dairy and processed food.
WeighPack Systems has introduced its Bingo Bagger machine designed for foodservice and wholesale applications for the food and dairy industries and has started marketing its cheese packaging capabilities.
Sealed Air’s BL75 fully-automated, high-speed bag loader has been available for several years in Europe, but is now available in the US to help cheese processors improve operational efficiency by reducing the need for intensive manual labor.
NIZO, the Dutch food and nutrition contract research organization, and Process Systems Enterprise (PSE), a UK advanced process modelling company, have announced the formation of the Centre of Excellence (CoE) for food product and process modeling.
In some European countries, calorie intake from packaged food is four times greater than for fresh - a golden opportunity for industry to make processed food healthier in one of three ways, says one Euromonitor analyst.
Dairy products are expected to be the fastest growing segment of US shipments of processed foods due to rising consumer demand for snacks with more natural ingredients and higher amounts of protein, according to a report released by Freedonia Focus Reports.
Virtual reality has arrived and is set to change the way the food industry engages with consumers and even the way consumers taste food by creating multisensory experiences, according to one digital marketing expert.