Packaging equipment & materials

Consumer warning over needles found in meat

Needles found in packed meat in Lithuania

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Needles have been discovered in packed meat products in Lithuania, according to the country’s State Food and Veterinary Service.

Packaging supplier in plastics pledge

Sealed Air makes plastic pledge for 2025

By Ashley Williams

Packaging supplier for the meat sector Sealed Air has revealed it will make all of its packaging solutions 100% recyclable and usable by 2025.

US farmers want origin labelling laws changed

US farmers call for food origin label shake-up

By Aidan Fortune

The US National Farmers Union (NFU) has lent its support to a campaign calling for origin labels to be changed as they are currently hindering beef producers.

Coveris to increase capacity by 20%

Coveris to increase capacity by 20%

By Aidan Fortune

Packaging provider Coveris has unveiled a £1m investment plan at its linerless labels facility in Spalding, England, which will see it increase capacity by over 20% in order to meet growing demand for the sustainable pack format.

Retailer moves to recyclable meat packaging

Retailer moves to recyclable meat packaging

By Aidan Fortune

Australian retailer Coles has become the first supermarket chain in the country to introduce recyclable packaging for its range of fresh meat and poultry products.

Sealed Air has acquired AFP

Sealed Air acquires AFP

By Aidan Fortune

Packaging provider Sealed Air has acquired AFP, a leading, privately held fabricator of foam, corrugated, moulded pulp and wood packaging solutions.

Devro sales up 7% in 2017

Devro sales up 7% in 2017

By Aidan Fortune

International casings supplier Devro has posted a solid 2017, with performance growth in most regions.

EU clarifies stance on origin of ingredients

EU clarifies stance on origin of ingredients

By Diana Yordanova, in Brussels

After initially confusing food businesses as to whether they must comply with upcoming draft European Union (EU) rules on country-of-origin labelling, the European Commission has told GlobalMeatNews that its planned new rules will be voluntary.

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