Processing & Packaging

Innovation in dry food packaging

Special Edition: Dry Food Packaging

Innovation in dry food packaging

By Helen Glaberson

A flour product adapted especially for its resealable plastic flour pouch and a vacuum packed chocolate bar are two products that stand out above the raft of new dry food launches, according to Mintel’s Global New Products Database (GNPD).

Bisphenol A molecule

Sweden signals intent to banish bisphenol A in can linings

By Rory Harrington

Sweden has signalled its intent to become the first country in world to phase out the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food and beverage can linings as part of a government strategy to curb human exposure to the controversial chemical.

Ardagh CEO Niall Wall says Fi Par acquisition will make Italy a key market

Ardagh buys up Italian can maker Fi Par

By Guy Montague-Jones

Ireland-based Ardagh Group has agreed to buy can and aerosol maker Fi Par in a deal that builds on its €1.7bn acquisition of Impress last year.

Sven-Arne Löfving, manager of Leaf Denmark's Malaco plant

Special Edition: Food Factory Careers

Profile of a plant manager

By Helen Glaberson

Production manager Sven-Arne Löfving is soon to retire after spending almost 30 years in the food production industry. In the third part of FoodProductionDaily's special edition on food factory careers, he talks about what it takes to run a successful...

Special Edition: Food Factory Careers

Nestlé reveals strategy to plug engineering skills gap

By Jane Byrne

A lack of engineering graduates has created a challenge for the food manufacturing sector in terms of vacancy filling or expansion projects and we spoke to the head of HR at Nestlé to hear about the food giant’s strategies to remedy the deficit.