Food

KM Packaging's John Shipley argues that minimising carbon emissions and reducing food waste are two of the most significant global challenges for the next century.

The Arnott’s Group has set its sustainability agenda with the release of its first formal Sustainability Statement in the lead up to World Environment Day.

A new report by Innova Market Insights and PackagingInsights has highlighted the trends to dominate the packaging sector in the post-pandemic world. Joshua Poole writes.

The PIDA Save Food Packaging category recognises companies working to minimise or prevent food waste from paddock to plate using innovative design features, while meeting sustainable packaging targets.

Fresh Fodder, boutique producer of hand-crafted dips, has recently tripled its productivity rates with the help of the Ilpra FS2500 Rotary Cup Filler, which is part of Jet Technologies’ packaging and lidding range.

Multivac has released a full wrap labelling solution, best suited for fish and seafood products, which the company says will make a lasting impression at the point of sale and in the chill cabinet.

PepsiCo has become the first large food FMCG business in Australia to move to 100 per cent recyclable packaging across its entire snacks range.

Global flexible packaging and lidding films supplier KM Packaging has become a REDcycle partner, with products in its K Peel lidding film range already REDcycle approved.

Food waste, whether it be food damaged or spoiled in transit, or food that is wasted from the hospitality sector and households, has a significant economic and environmental impact, says Paula Birch, sales director, Parkside Flexibles.

Apart from the massive strides the brand has made in working towards a circular economy model for packaging, KitKat has also pledged to become carbon neutral by 2025.

On-pack track and trace technology, in the form of smart labels, is being embraced by Australasia’s meat producers, as a tool to deliver supply chain transparency, product authentication, proof of provenance, consumer engagement, and now, COVID-19 clearance.

Result Group will be distributing the FreshTag time-temperature indicator (TTI) labels that signpost the freshness of food with easy-to-read colour codes.

The AIP and NZIFT will host a series of online sessions with packaging experts at this year's FoodTech PackTech in Auckland.

Australian healthier snack company, Vege Chips, has pledged its official support of the nation’s busiest wildlife hospital in the Gold Coast, the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.

Back from a six-year stint abroad, well-known and highly regarded packaging technologist Ian Hayes has returned to take up the role of packaging development manager at Simplot Australia.

Nestle will introduce bio-based lids and scoops made from sugar cane and its by-product for a range of its infant and child nutrition products.