This week’s podcast features several interviews from the IFT event in New Orleans earlier this month, as well as with PACCOR about their next-generation bottle caps. We also have our weekly update on the dairy markets with INTL FCStone.
Glanbia Nutritionals has leveraged its existing cheese production of roughly 1bn lbs per year and freeze drying capabilities to create a freeze dried cheese, which it says will help open up new markets for the company.
There are some exciting opportunities ahead as the future of packaging knows no bounds, according to Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP), but how can manufacturers tap into this space while taking into consideration the high costs?
Innovation can be driven by many things – from profits to shelf-life. However, according to Sven Thormahlen, head of strategic innovation at Danish dairy company Arla Foods, consumers often drive that innovation.
A study conducted by Purdue University found that the rapid heating and cooling of milk significantly reduces the amount of harmful bacteria present in fluid dairy milk, and can extend its shelf life up to seven weeks.
Helping retailers shift over 1.3 million products that would have been wasted otherwise is just the first step for French company, Zéro-Gâchis, which has set its sights on expanding to Spain, Belgium and beyond.
Multisorb Technologies, which makes sorbent products, such as desiccants, moisture regulators and oxygen absorbers to extend shelf life has received a (Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) FSSC 22000 certification for its Oxygen Absorber product line.
Is cinnamon water set to steal coconut water's crown, can quark ever rival Greek yoghurt and will cauliflower rice really replace oats for a healthy breakfast porridge? FoodNavigator met up with the product developers who think so.
As the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) heads towards it annual Congress, this year in Jaarbeurs, Utrecht (18-19 November), we ask AIPIA’s managing director Eef de Ferrante what has been happening in the sector in 2015.
Innovation is the driving force behind growth in the dairy industry, Jeffrey Andrews, senior director of contract manufacturing at HP Hood, told a crowd gathered at the 2015 International Dairy Show in Chicago.
Multinational packaging player Sealed Air has rejected ‘competitor claims’ and ‘retailer misconceptions’ regarding its use of chlorine-based barrier material PVDC in its vacuum shrink bags, and says these have created market confusion.
The first public version of a new database for active and intelligent packaging (AIP) innovations that aims to give small and medium enterprises (SME) free access to the groundbreaking technology has been launched.
A new intelligent technology that gives a running countdown of a product’s shelf life by analysing time and temperature data could replace traditional ‘use by’ dates on food labels, said the Norwegian company spearheading the development.
A rapid egg cooling system that uses carbon dioxide to create a thin layer of ice on the inside of the shell would cut salmonella illnesses and significantly extend product shelf life, said the US scientist spearheading the development.
The benefits for nano-packaging, showing how it can overcome current food and drink industry challenges in terms of shelf life, distribution or sustainability, need to become more apparent in order to ensure widespread commercial implementation, says...
New oxygen scavenging technology for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers that allows for lightweighting and prolongs shelf life has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, said manufacturers Constar.
Less downtime, more accurate shelf life forecasts and reduced food spoilage are promised for a new calibration package, incorporating both hardware and software, from US-based Mocon, manufacturer of headspace gas analyzers for packaging.
Adopting Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) materials designed to better protect ‘sensitive beverages’ such as milk, juice and tea products from factors like light and oxygen is the aim of a new package testing service.
High pressure processing equipment, which uses a working pressure
of 87,000 psi (6116.7 Kgf/cm2) was one of three food
packaging and processing systems honoured with a 2008 IFT Food Expo
Huge volumes of food waste could be diverted from land-fill sites
and back to the table, if only there was proper attention was paid
to processes and compliance with regulatory safeguards, according
to an industry expert.
Danisco believes its new range of ingredient blends called
Powerflex, intended to keep tortillas soft and fresh no matter what
the shelf-life requirements, could help open up new global markets
for the food product.