New PETG packaging products launched at Pack Expo 2009
Two new polyethylene terepthalate glycol (PETG) packaging materials, which are claimed to more environmentally friendly than PVC, have been launched by packaging specialist Spartech Corporation at the Pack Expo 2009 trade event in Las Vegas.
Lightweight PET lidding is greener, cuts costs, says company
A new polyester lidding material for food and pharmaceutical products offers significant improvements in terms of lightweighting, costs savings and recycling potential, said its US manufacturers.
The green credentials of glass are equal to or even better than those of PET bottles, a leading glass industry body has said.
‘World-first’ bottling kit boosts quality and rPET content
Improved bottle quality and the ability to include higher amounts of food-grade recycled PET are claims made for a new preform beverage packaging system by manufacturers Husky Injection Moulding Systems.
“Unique” water-based heatseal for recycled PET
The new water-based heatseal for recycled PET, with approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for indirect food contact, is unique in that it suits all recycled PET (rPET), according to its makers Henkel.
"Make or break" time for California BPA ban
The bid to ban bisphenol A (BPA) in California looks set to go the wire after a vote on the law in the State Assembly was delayed for the second time amid fierce political wrangling.
Pallet rivals clash as both call for FDA safety probe
A simmering row between pallet industry competitors escalated yesterday when a plastic pallet producer called on US authorities to launch a food safety probe into its wood-based rivals.
IFT Awards focus on food safety and technology
Scientists and academics who focused on improving food safety were among those celebrated with Achievement Awards at the Institute of Food Technology Annual Meeting and Food Expo, Anaheim, California.
Greater traceability to boost seafood safety
Improved seafood safety through greater traceability are the benefits claimed for a new collaboration between information technology company IBM, food software company FXA Group and two Vietnamese seafood producers.
Many Chinese food companies lag behind foreign firms in ensuring food safety, partly because consumers do not trust safety certification, said experts yesterday.
HACCP module eases food safety compliance
Food and beverage companies will find it easier to comply with safety standards thanks to a new Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points module launched by computer specialist EtQ for its Quality /Food Safety Management Software, claims the manufacturer.
New technology boost for food safety, says Chr. Hansen
A new phage based product is designed to reduce contamination of cattle and poultry by bacteria such as E. coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter, claims a global biotechnology company.
Jar maker plays up plastic's benefits over glass and tin
New multi-layer plastic food packaging jars are designed to compete with glass and tin equivalents in terms of safety and aesthetics, according to the UK manufacturer.
Food safety consultation launched by FSA
The UK’s Food Standards Agency is inviting responses to draft proposals designed to guarantee that only safe food contact materials and articles are marketed in the UK and the EU.
Scientists call for more sensitive BPA testing
A new study calls for more sensitive analytical methods to better incorporate differences in susceptibility between children and adults when determining exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA), the chemical found in food packaging.
2008 round up: most popular food safety stories
FoodProductionDaily’s review of the articles that sparked most interest in you the readers continues today with the most viewed pieces in the food safety area.
New computer program aids food safety certification
Complying with Global Food Safety Initiative standards will become much easier for food suppliers with the launch of a new computer program, claims its manufacturer Integrated Management Information.
Chinese target small producers' food safety standards
A four-month campaign to restore the tarnished image of Chinese food products and ingredients in the wake of the melamine scandal will begin this week, according to the government in Beijing.
New Glass Recycling Targets
Members of the North American Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) have pledged to use at least 50 per cent recycled glass in the manufacture of new glass bottles and jars by 2013.
Views sought on UK food safety publication
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is seeking the views of food manufacturers based in England on its updated guidance for food handlers.
No change to BPA opinion required, says EFSA
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said it will not be revising its position on bisphenol A (BPA), following on from the criticism of the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) draft assessment of the chemical, which is used in certain food packaging.
New BSE test could help allay meat safety fears
A test to instantly detect beef that has been contaminated with tissue from a cow's brain or spinal cord during slaughter could improve control of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in the food supply chain, claims a US study.
Process may offer biodegradablity in petrochemical plastics
A research group based at University College Dublin claims it can convert plastics such as polystyrene (PS), polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and mixed plastics into a biodegradable polymer.
Castleberry plant closed over safety fears
Castleberry, the US-based food company linked to botulism-tainted
food last summer, has now been temporarily closed by the Food and
Drug Administration (FDA).
US: New food safety tools target small meat firms
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has announced the development
of web-based resources to help small meat and poultry processors
with HACCP implementation.
Canada plans tough food safety laws
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has outlined radical plans
to improve the safety of imported and exported foods - after
admitting the country had fallen behind when it came to regulation.
New meat safety techniques compiled by regulator
About 35 new techniques for reducing pathogen contamination in meat
and poultry were added yesterday to a list of such methods being
compiled by the US Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
New 500-ml PET weighs in at 8.8g
Krones yesterday announced the release of what it is calling the
world's lightest of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container in
New technology for PET bottle packing
A new packing machine can place polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
bottles into crates at speeds of up to 60 crates a minute, the
PET bottle contains recycled materials
A polyethylene terephthalate (PET) juice bottle containing 30 per
cent recycled materials has been launched in the UK market.
Food executive sentenced to jail over E. coli outbreak
Breaching food safety rules can lead to jail, as the executive of a
UK food manufacturer has discovered.
Food container made from recycled PET
A new food container is made of recycled polyethylene terephthalate
(PET), providing manufacturers with the opportunity to present
themselves as "environmentally-friendly".
PET blow-moulder designed with modular oven
A new blow-moulding machine is designed with a modular oven, whose
length can be adjusted to the space available in a plant.
Mini closures target fizzy and malt beverages
New mini closures released on the global market target carbonated
and malt beverage processors using polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
Robot loads PET bottles saving labor and space
A new mobile robot designed to load and unload polyethylene
terephthalate (PET) blow-moulded bottles saves labor and space, its
Ardagh takes over Rexam's glass business
Rexam has completed its divestment of its European glass packaging
business and is now preparing for its takeover of Owens-Illinois'
New PET faster and cheaper to mould, says manufacturer
A new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin on the market is being
promoted as faster and cheaper to mould.
Portable gas detector improves plant safety
An upgraded sensor, which can detect up to four gases
simultaneously, could reduce waste while improving plant safety,
claims its manufacturer.
Pallietisers speed up process for PET
A new generation of palletisers for empty PET bottles meet the
industry's need to speed up the process, claims its manufacturer.
Rexam to sell glass business to Ardagh
Ardagh Glass today announced an agreement to buy Rexam's glass
container business for €660m.
Oxygen-scavenging PET gets the all clear
A newly developed clear monolayer polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
with an oxygen-scavenging barrier can now be used for packaging
ketchup after gaining regulatory approval in the US this month.
Titanium PET bottles take the pressure
A new titanium-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin allows
soft drink manufacturers to produce clearer bottles faster.
Banknote security transformed for food safety
Cutting-edge technology could slash counterfeiting and tampering
risks as ArjoWiggins, a leading banknote manufacturer, branches
into food security and brand protection.
Lamp coating contains broken glass and vapours
A new coating for fluorescent lamps helps contain glass and vapours
when broken, its manufacturer claims.
Adhesive developed for air-blown labels
A new hotmelt adhesive on the market has been specifically
developed for cool-temperature,air-blown label dispensing, a system
particularly in used in food packaging.
Products emphasise automation, safety
One of the world's biggest packaging conferences ended yesterday,
with suppliers vying to draw new business with a bevy of new
Pepsi may have to comply with changes in UK recycling legislation
The UK's Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
is revising packaging regulations, leading to speculation that the
Pepsi corporation will have to comply with UK recycling laws
regarding packaging waste.
Metal screen frames speed up filtering process
Using screen frames made from metal in filtering food ingredients
speeds up the production process, according to Rotex.
Hologram system provides method for food safety, authenticity
An Israeli company has developed a system of using holograms to
ensure the authenticity and safety of poultry, beef and fish.
Oxygen-scavenging PET brings clarity to market
The development of a clear monolayer polyethylene terephthalate
(PET) with an oxygen-scavenging barrier could be the impetus
companies need in deciding whether to make the conversion to
plastic containers from glass or metal.