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PreScouter has identified 11 companies which offer smart packaging technologies. Photo: PreScouter.

PreScouter research report

‘Which smart packaging technologies are readily available in 2018’

By Jenny Eagle

Amcor’s MaXQ digital system, EVRYTHNG and ScanTrust Internet of Things (IoT), Smartglyph and MagicAdd are just some of the technologies identified by PreScouter research, which has led to readily available smart packaging in 2018.

Tree cover loss in Colombia accelerated last year after areas formerly controlled by FARC opened up for agriculture. ©GettyImages-StreetFlash

Cocoa & Forests Initiative expanded

Colombia pledges deforestation-free cocoa by 2025

By Oliver Nieburg

The world’s tenth largest cocoa producer has joined the Cocoa & Forests Initiative as it looks to combat a 46% increase in tree cover loss last year.

Greenyard counts the cost of a massive recall linked to nine deaths ©iStock

Greenyard sees cost of fatal Listeria recall topping €30m

By Katy Askew

Greenyard Foods has estimated that the cost of its massive Listeria recall will total at least €30m after the Belgian vegetable processor was forced to pull frozen vegetables processed at its Hungarian production plant from shelves across Europe.

Arla Foods UK is warning specialty cheese could be ‘very scarce’ and other dairy products an ‘occasional luxury’ if a London School of Economics report on Brexit scenarios comes to fruition. Pic: Getty Images/Azure-Dragon

Arla foresees post-Brexit dairy problems for UK consumers

By Jim Cornall

European dairy cooperative Arla Foods says Brexit could leave UK consumers with less choice and higher prices, turning everyday staples, like butter, yogurts, cheese and infant formula, into occasional luxuries, and making speciality cheeses ‘very scarce.’

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