Food

In the Australian Institute of Packaging virtual conference Save Food Packaging & Food Waste session, panellists stressed the scale of what needs to be done to halve food waste by 2030.

Workers at one of the country’s largest egg packaging facilities, Huhtamaki, will go on strike this Friday, affecting the daily packaging of 7.5 million eggs and disrupting supply.

Swedish company Iggesund Paperboard has developed Inverform, a new, sustainable material for pressed and folded trays used in food packaging.

The Pro-Pac Group is delighted to announce it has been granted approval through APCO for its Barrier Laminated Polypropylene trays to be treated as kerbside recyclable, meaning they can be placed in a household recycling bin.

One of Australia’s leading potato suppliers Pye Group will invest $35 million in a new potato packing facility at Parilla, 210 kilometres east of Adelaide in South Australia’s Mallee.

Nutella has released five limited-edition jars as part of its ‘Spread Good Morning Vibes’ campaign, featuring colourful designs on PET shrink sleeves and an augmented reality (AR) experience.

Murray River Organics has developed its first all-organic, plant-based range of Mylk Chocolate, working with design agency What Came Next and Melbourne-based RollsPack for the packaging.

Seafood specialist Blue Harvest has taken steps to ensure its oyster packaging is not adding to the ocean plastic problem, choosing biodegradable sugarcane trays supplied by BioPak.

Brownes Dairy is bringing back traditional cheddar cheese to West Australian supermarkets for the first time in 14 years, and taking steps in ensuring sustainability in the packaging across the new range.

A network of Australian FMCG brands has launched to provide guidance and support during the current pandemic. Its goal is for homegrown Aussie businesses to support each other.

Two innovations on the market aim to help reduce food waste and solve fresh produce labelling issues with laser technology and a resealable label-free top film.

Ecolean is expanding into Brazil, partnering with Betânia Lácteos. The first Ecolean package in the Brazilian market is for a nutritious Bat Gut vitamin smoothie-type product.

Chicken producer Lilydale has released its latest range of premium product with new packaging featuring an updated logo to celebrate its farmers’ dedication over the past 20 years.

A new renewable energy system at McCain’s Ballarat food processing and packaging plant will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 27,000 tonnes and subsidise energy consumption by 39 per cent.

McCain has rebranded and relaunched its classic Potato Smiles as EmotiBites, following consumer demand to bring the product back into the freezer aisle.

Global flexible packaging and lidding films supplier KM Packaging offers mono-material food packaging with mono polymer structure lidding films.