Asia Pacific: Oats prefered over other carbohydrate sources by most food manufacturers, DSM tells FNI

DSM will participate for the first time at FoodPro, in Melbourne, Australia from June 22 to 25, 2014. With an aim to grow its presence in the Asia-Pacific market, the company will discuss its nutritional lipids offering and the advantages omega-3s can bring to heart, cognitive and eye health to trade visitors. DSM will also present to trade visitors OatWell oat...

Americas: RPC Superfos offers free packaging design system TurnAvisual to customers

RPC Superfos has launched TurnAvisual for packaging designers to create artwork on three dimensional (3D) digital models of their chosen container that is also available on mobile devices. After selecting the container from an online library and a few clicks, the designer can generate a draft depicting their artwork as it will look on the finished pack. It can be shared...

Americas: Air quality systems are vital to preventing airborne plant pathogenic contaminants in food factories, says RGF Environmental

Successfully treating direct surface pathogens is only part of the food safety challenge for processors, according to South Florida-based RGF Environmental. The company recommends a two-pronged safety program with installation of plant air quality systems. It says industry studies have proven that airborne pathogenic contamination of food products at the processing level is a safety concern, and in some cases is...

Americas: Ampac sells produce packages enabled by Dow technology in North America

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics says flexible packaging converter, Ampac, is now a licensee of PacXpert Packaging Technology. Authorized to sell packages in North America, Ampac will produce packages enabled by PacXpert Technology and will sell the packages to their customer base under the Ampac CubePak name. Dow says PacXpert Technology enables the conversion of large rigid plastic containers to easy-to-carry,...

Europe: CCGB launches stevia-sweetened Coca-Cola Life in the UK

Coca‑Cola Great Britain (CCGB) announces that Coca‑Cola Life, the newest addition to the Coca‑Cola Trademark, will be available across the UK in September 2014. First piloted in Argentina and Chile in 2013, this will be the first time it will be available in Europe. The product is the company’s first new item to be launched in the country since the arrival...

Americas: Agr International reveals updated system to predict bottle shelf-life on the line

Agr International and Container Science have introduced an update to PPT3000 testing systems of bottles with M-RULE shelf-life model that will provide more accurate shelf-life estimates verses current, time-consuming methods such as Zahm-Nagel, Septum and other long-term tests. The changes made to the PPT3000 include the ability to directly enter wall thickness data. This enhancement, in addition to other improvements, provides...

World: Unilever’s program to grow tea sustainably with technology

Unilever says it is embarking on a tea research and development program aimed at safeguarding future tea supply using 21st century plant breeding methods that will lead to improved and sustainable tea varieties of tomorrow. By broadening the natural diversity of tea plants to enhance their productivity, quality and overall sustainability, the project will help ‘future proof’ supply of tea. The...

Americas: H.B. Fuller Company factory-to-retail packaging for Quaker Oats wins award

H.B. Fuller Company, in partnership with Quaker Oats Company and International Paper Company received an Institute of Packaging Professional's (IoPP) 2014 AmeriStar Award for retail ready packaging designed for Quaker Real Medleys single serve oatmeal. Each year, IoPP presents AmeriStar Awards to leaders in the industry, recognizing excellence and innovation in packaging design. The team received the award in the...

Americas: MBI, DSM to exchange microorganisms for research, food security

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) and DSM Food Specialties (DSM) have signed a collaborative agreement involving early stage research of several biological active ingredients. MBI is a global provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products and DSM is a Netherlands-based manufacturer of specialty ingredients for international food and beverage industries. “As a globally operating company, we are exploring partnerships all...

Asia Pacific: Email alert system helps to manage changes to equipment pooling transactions effectively, CHEP Australia tells FNI

CHEP Australia, provider of pallet and container pooling services, has launched an email alert designed to notify a CHEP user when a correction/reversal has been performed on their account by a trading partner. The company says this feature would help to reduce equipment losses, aid customer account management processes and improve trading partner relationships. Equipment pooling in Australia Equipment pooling, such as...