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Food & Beverage

Koehler Paper is Expanding its Line-up of Environmentally Friendly Fast-food Products

With the most recent innovation – Koehler NexPure OGR – Koehler Paper is expanding its line-up of environmentally friendly fast-food products.

Tesco Removes Bakery Bags to Save 33m Pieces of Plastic

Tesco is removing packaging from a range of its most popular bakery products in a bid to remove 33 million pieces of plastic each year.

Nestlé’s Quality Street Chocolates Drop Plastic Wrappers for Recyclable Paper

The change marks the first switch away from rustling, shiny plastic wrappers for the brand in 86 years since Harold Mackintosh launched the brand in 1936 – with the intention of keeping 2bn wrappers a year out of landfill.

Equipment

tna Launches the auto-splice 3 Packaging Module

Global food processing and packaging solutions specialist, tna, has added the brand new tna auto-splice 3 to its packaging portfolio – a pair for its tna robag 3e, which was launched in 2021.

Agr International Unveils the ThicknessPen™ Portable Thickness Gauge

The ThicknessPen, with its patent-pending dual measurement mode technology, is ideal for measurement in the laboratory or on the plant floor.

GEA to Present SmartPacker System at PPMA

German-headquartered equipment firm GEA will be promoting its expertise in packaging systems at the UK’s PPMA Total event at the NEC, with its SmartPacker TwinTube.
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Trends

EPPA: EU Targets on Reusables Are Unscientific, Unsustainable and Unnecessary

As the EU prepares to set strict new targets on packaging waste, a mounting body of evidence shows that proposed targets on reusables are unscientific, unsustainable and unnecessary.

GEA Debuts New Food Processing, Packaging Facility

GEA, an international food processing technology supplier, announced that its has opened a new state-of-the-art food processing and packaging North American Technology Center in Frisco, Texas. The company celebrated the opening of the facility in September.
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Printing & Labeling

FDA Proposes Updated Definition of ‘Healthy’ Claim on Food Packages

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed updated criteria for when foods can be labeled with the nutrient content claim “healthy” on their packaging.

UK Supermarkets Are Removing Best-before Dates from Packaging

Sainsbury’s confirmed earlier this year that it will be removing best-before dates from more than 100 of its pre-packed fresh produce lines. More than 130...

New Food Labelling in Canada

Health Canada is introducing new nutrition labelling regulations for packaged foods requiring a symbol on the front of packages indicating that a food is high in saturated fat, sugars and/or sodium. The regulations will come into effect on July 20, 2022.

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Non-food

A trial to remove un-needed toothpaste packaging in the UK has been launched by Tesco.
In Germany, pharmaceutical giant Bayer has issued a “packaging challenge” as it looks for more sustainable options for its plethora of products.

Materials

With the most recent innovation – Koehler NexPure OGR – Koehler Paper is expanding its line-up of environmentally friendly fast-food products.
Materials researchers from Flinders University are partnering with German biomaterials developer One-Five to develop non-pollutive biopolymer coating materials for food packaging.

Events

PACK EXPO International Attendance Surpasses Last Edition

Back after four years, the industry came together in a big way at PACK EXPO International (Oct. 23-26, 2022). The show convened over 44,000 attendees, surpassing the 2018 event. With 2,200 exhibitors showcasing groundbreaking packaging and processing innovations over 1.2 million net square feet at McCormick Place in Chicago, PACK EXPO International was the one and only time the entire industry came together this year.