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Asia Pacific: Vietnam tests new flavors in beer clubs, report

Vietnamese beer drinkers are increasingly picking up premium and superpremium products from shelves, with premium beer consumption rocketing to 10 million hectoliters in 2016, according to GlobalData. Its report states that the volume of discount beer that includes Bia Hoi (a local unfiltered ‘homebrewed’ beer, popular in rural areas) has been steadily declining in Vietnam since 2011, which dropped to...

Europe: Crown creates Shazamable beer can

Record label Island Records has partnered with Crown Bevcan Europe and Middle East to launch a “Shazamable” can for its Session IPA Beer. This collaboration was recognized at the Annual World Beverage Innovation Awards, held in September 2017 at Drinktec in Munich, Germany, where the range won Best Can or Alubottle. Island Records worked closely with Shazam to innovate...

Americas: Firm invests in EasyPak

Private investment firm Graham Partners has invested in EasyPak, a thermoformed packaging provider headquartered in Leominster, US. EasyPak serves food producing customers with packaging made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials, among other value-added capabilities. Graham identified thermoformed packaging as an attractive market to invest in, with growth driven by increasing demand for sustainable packaging options and consumer preferences for freshly prepared,...

Middle East: Digitization, data “bury the food bug”, says Ecolab

The adoption of new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) Big Data and Data Science will ensure food safety, improve sustainability and help "bury the food bug", said Dr. Ruth Petran, Ecolab’s VP of food safety & public health at the Dubai International Food Safety Conference 2017, organized by Dubai Municipality. "Data is a powerful tool for monitoring,...

Europe: Sensor for lesser packaging wastage

Butler Automatic has developed an enhanced register sensor for new and existing SP1 Automatic Film Splicers, which improves upon the previous sensor’s accuracy and reliability, and features software that more precisely controls the splice position, thereby reducing packaging film waste. The register sensor in the SP1 Automatic Film Splicer uses registration marks on the film to provide an automatic, in-registration...

Europe: Competition honors 7 start-ups

Seven companies, from a short-list of 75 start-ups selected for a four-month acceleration program this summer by MassChallenge Switzerland, have been selected to receive financial prizes. MassChallenge Switzerland, of which Givaudan is a founding partner, is a not-for-profit start-up accelerator program established to help entrepreneurs across all industries. It also rewards the highest-impact start-ups through a competition to win significant...

Europe: Mettler Toledo releases whitepaper on conformity in packaged food

Mettler Toledo has published a free, comprehensive white paper 'Ensuring Conformity of Packaged Food' that unravels the complexities of conformity. Written to help packaged food manufacturers and brand owners consistently achieve conformity, the white paper explores: • What conformity is - from regulatory compliance to product and package presentation needs, • What drives different food industry stakeholders to require conformity, • How to...

Americas: Fish oils in PlantGels

NutriGold launches its Non-GMO Project verified omega-3 fish oils in PlantGels, a plant-based vegan softgel made from tapioca. PlantGels represent a cleaner and healthier alternative to soft gels made using carrageenan, bovine, porcine, or fish gelatin. They help address existing barriers to Non-GMO Project verification for products encapsulated using animal gelatin because of inherent challenges in verifying the non-GMO status...

Americas: Barry-Wehmiller companies merge

Barry-Wehmiller says Hayssen Flexible Systems and the bag converting and bag filling divisions of Thiele Technologies will form BW Flexible Systems. Meanwhile, the BW Container Systems team and the end-of-line teams from Thiele Technologies will merge to become BW Integrated Systems. This new business will offer end-of-line packaging equipment, including case packing, cartoning, palletizing, depalletizing, robotics, conveyance and controls....

Europe: Whey protein food for infants

Arla Foods Ingredients will showcase high quality whey protein-based Complementary Feeding solutions that support babies and their parents during the gradual move to solid foods at Food Ingredients Europe in Frankfurt, Germany, from November 28-30, 2017. The range contains whey protein in food product concepts that deliver benefits for gut health, allergy management, healthy growth and bone development. Product...