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Clear Flexible Food Packaging Showcases Freshness, Visual Appeal

June 26, 2015 9:35 am | by Kevin Young and Markus Hoedebeck, Mondi North America, Consumer Goods Packaging | Articles | Comments

See-through flexible packaging is one of the hottest trends in the food industry. Fueling the trend are both technical and social forces.

'Fitness' Label on Food May Lead to Weight Gain

June 25, 2015 10:45 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

A new study warns slapping the word "fitness" on food labels may actually cause you to eat more...

Kraft Sued Over All-Natural Label For Capri Sun

June 24, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A northern California man earlier this month filed a class action lawsuit against Kraft Foods,...

Sealable Lid

June 24, 2015 7:45 am | by KM Packaging | Product Releases | Comments

Ideal for multiple applications from premium ready meals to gourmet products, including joints...

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Anheuser-Busch to Invest More Than $1.5B in US Operations By 2018

June 23, 2015 10:15 am | by Anheuser-Busch | News | Comments

Anheuser-Busch today announced it will invest more than $1.5 billion in its U.S. brewing, agriculture, packaging and distributing operations by 2018.

What's Behind the Healthy Food Labeling Trend?

June 22, 2015 1:25 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

NYU Stern School of Business's Michelle Greenwald discusses food labeling. She speaks on “Market Makers.”

Center for Trends & Technology at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Focuses on Improving Productivity, Efficiency, Agility

June 19, 2015 9:50 am | by PMMI | News | Comments

CTT is a PACK EXPO-exclusive educational feature that uses a series of displays and seminars to address critical issues around productivity, sustainability, agility and other key components of manufacturing success.

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USDA to Expand Biofuel Loan Program to Plant-Based Materials

June 19, 2015 9:35 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Agriculture Department this week announced that it will expand a federal loan guarantee program to manufacturers of plant-based plastics, fibers and other materials.

InvisiPac Pattern Control System

June 18, 2015 7:25 am | by Graco Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

With the InvisiPac Pattern Control System, users can easily convert from a solid adhesive bead to a stitched bead. Stitching can be turned on or off with the push of a button, and operators can easily stitch individual beads or the entire pattern.

It's Worth Educating Mom Bloggers About Natural, Organic Foods

June 16, 2015 11:20 am | by Wendy Hirschhorn, CEO, Wendy's Bloggers | Articles | Comments

There are great rewards for natural and organic food manufacturers that would take the time to educate Mom Bloggers on the virtues of their natural and organic food products. For starters, Mom Bloggers would be glad to share this information with millions of Moms. And as consumers, they’d welcome the clarity.

Photos of the Day: Sipping Liquor From a Deodorant Can?

June 11, 2015 9:10 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Sick of dishing out $10 for an 8 oz. beer at concerts and ball games? Hong Kong entrepreneur Scott Przirembel has developed "sneaky flasks" that allow users to sneak alcohol into public places. No more paying high prices!

House Votes to Repeal Country-of-Origin Labeling on Meat

June 11, 2015 8:35 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Under threat of trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, the House has voted to to repeal a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry.

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NYC Officials Want Salt Warning Labels on Menus

June 10, 2015 9:10 am | by JENNIFER PELTZ, MEGHAN BARR, Associated Press | News | Comments

New York City could become the first city in the U.S. to require a warning label on high-sodium menu items at chain restaurants, health officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

San Fran. Considers Health Warning on Soda Ads

June 9, 2015 11:30 am | by JANIE HAR, Associated Press | News | Comments

San Francisco officials are deciding whether to impose a warning on ads for a favorite drink of children and a bane of public health advocates: Sugary soda pop.

Canada Seeks $3B in US Tariffs as Meat Labeling Fight Continues

June 5, 2015 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canada has filed a request to impose more than $3 billion a year in tariffs on the United States in the latest move in an ongoing trade dispute.

The Benefits of Pre-Applied Zipper Packaging Film

June 5, 2015 9:15 am | by Butler Automatic | Articles | Comments

Reclosable packaging is in a period of rapid growth, as many manufacturers realize the added value reclosable features offer consumers. This is especially true in the food industry, where a push towards reclosability has led to the implementation of a number of reseal technologies: traditional zip locks, slider locks, reusable adhesives and even Velcro-like closures.

EasyLine

June 5, 2015 7:35 am | by Plascon Group | Product Releases | Comments

With the EasyLineTM System, your production rates can increase by up to 50 percent when compared to traditional bag insertion methods.

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Coke Unveils First Entirely Plant-Based Plastic Bottle

June 3, 2015 1:15 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Coca-Cola Company on Wednesday debuted the world's first plastic bottle made entirely from plant materials.

New Hampshire Governor Vetoes Baby Pictures on Beer Bottles

June 3, 2015 8:25 am | by RIK STEVENS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan on Tuesday vetoed a measure that would have allowed some images of minors to grace alcoholic beverage labels as long as they didn't encourage young people to drink.

Packaging Containers

June 3, 2015 7:20 am | by Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Branded the "WAVE" series, these containers are available in 16, 24 and 32 ounce sizes. The spoon-able inside surface, and shiny black outside, attract the impulse buyer with a modern, contemporary design.

This Week in Food History: Why is the Rum Gone?!

June 2, 2015 9:15 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

This week in food manufacturing history, we'll cover an alcohol ban, the creation of the pop-up toaster and the death of a man who forever changed the way food was packaged.

Q&A: Code Assurance/Code Detection with Videojet's Mark Breunig

June 1, 2015 1:00 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Food Manufacturing recently had the chance to connect with Mark Breunig, Videojet North American Product Manager, Continuous Ink Jet, for a Q&A on the topic of code assurance/code detection.

Keeping Up With the Innovative World of Labeling

May 27, 2015 8:00 am | by Yann Renard, Business Development Manager — Labelers, Sidel North America | Articles | Comments

For long-term success, manufacturers must ensure that their labels are attractive and sustainable and that their manufacturing processes are efficient. While achieving synergy between all of these labeling needs is complex, it is not impossible. Innovative technology and techniques are making it easier to accomplish.

A New Food Labeling System

May 26, 2015 3:15 pm | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

You may have seen headlines lately about calorie miscounts on food product labels or inaccurate health claims. How can consumers really know what they're buying? A start-up is now working on fixing these problems.

Report Anticipates Green Packaging Market to Grow 50 Percent by 2021

May 26, 2015 2:40 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The global market for packaging classified as "green" is expected to increase by more than 50 percent by 2021, according to a recent report from Transparency Market Research. 

One Ingredient at a Time, Consumers are Changing the Food Industry

May 21, 2015 4:45 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Consumers are learning to voice their concerns through social media, advocacy groups, consumer surveys and petitions — announcing to the food industry exactly what they want and do not want in their food supply. But are food companies listening?

House Panel Votes to Repeal Country-Origin Meat Labeling Law

May 20, 2015 8:25 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The House Agriculture Committee voted 38-6 to repeal a "country-of-origin" labeling law for meat on Wednesday — just two days after the World Trade Organization ruled against parts of it. The labels tell consumers what countries the meat is from: for example, "born in Canada, raised and slaughtered in the United States," or "born, raised and slaughtered in the United States."

SP1 Automatic Film Splicer

May 14, 2015 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SP1 Series Automatic Film Splicer is ideally suited towards food and beverage packaging applications. The SP1 Automatic Film Splicer increases efficiency in packaging operations by eliminating the packaging line downtime caused by manual film roll changes.

Research: Over Half of US Consumers Think Organic Labeling is an Excuse to Charge More

May 13, 2015 1:45 pm | by Mintel | News | Comments

Organics would seem tailor-made for shoppers seeking foods and beverages that are healthier for them, their families and the planet, but new research from Mintel reveals that Americans appear confused about the benefits of organics, with many perceiving the organic label as nothing more than an excuse to sell products at a premium.

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