Food

Woolworths has introduced 60 new products, in convenient packaging, on shelves around the country this week, as more Aussies seek recipes packed with vegetables and that are easy to prepare.

Global supplier of integrated food-processing and packaging solutions tna announced the appointment of Raj Singh as group aftermarket and services manager.

Freedom Foods has launched its brand Vital Life with an immune boosting product, using a shot format for its packaging, supplied by Amcor NZ. It has a bend, snap and squeeze call to action for consumers to use the product with ease.

Indonesian food and beverage manufacturer SoGoodFood – and Ecolean customer – has become the first company in the country to receive the Class A certificate in the aseptic category from the Indonesian National Agency of Drug and Food Control.

BioPak, KM Packaging Services, and agriculture company Costa have come together to create a pack for Woolworths’ sweet berry truss tomatoes.

In the lead up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Danone will have two specially designed YoPRO yoghurts hit Woolworths stores around the country, as it partners with some of Australia’s best athletes for the launch.

Yakult has launched its first aseptic food and beverage products on the Korean market, in Ecolean Air Aseptic lightweight packages. The first two products tap into the health products trend, with convenient and innovative packaging.

BerryWorld Australia has begun picking its first Tasmanian-grown raspberries, and packaging them for exclusive retail partner Woolworths in heat sealed punnets at its purpose-designed on-site packing facility.

Dual QR code packaging technology is at the heart of global food giant Danone’s digitally enabled Track & Connect service for consumers and retailers, introducing a new level of supply chain transparency for its baby formula brands.

The team at Soar Print is supporting the Waste-Not Kitchen by printing their soup packaging for free. Waste-Not Kitchen is an initiative that uses meat and vegetables that would be otherwise thrown out to make soups.

New Zealand supermarket chain Countdown has invested NZ$500,000 in shelving, packaging and production changes for its 10-week trial to remove plastic produce bags and a tonne of other plastic in three of its stores.

Tetra Pak has launched what it calls the world’s first full-scale virtual marketplace for the food and beverage industry at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Novelty Christmas packs from BerryWorld Australia have launched in stores, featuring a Christmas design on its 125g heat-sealed raspberry packs.

Orora has showed off new trial plastic-free cartons for Pink Lady apples.

Despite growing consumer awareness and campaigns to counter food waste, Australia’s annual food waste grew in 2019 to $10.1bn. The Rabobank 2019 Food Waste Report shows it increased by 13 per cent from $8.9m in 2018.

Colpac has launched a redesign of its chilled-food-to-go packaging range, following customer feedback, to incorporate new features and a new medium-sized salad bowl pack.