Packaging Equipment & Materials

Danish Crown to switch to recyclable packaging

Danish Crown to switch to recyclable packaging

By Aidan Fortune

Processing giant Danish Crown is to switch all of its green and black meat trays to environmentally-friendly PET materials to help reduce food packaging waste.

Multivac's Hans-Joachim Boekstegers and Guido Spix outline the company's recent progress at IFFA

Multivac outlines future growth

By Aidan Fortune

International packaging specialists Multivac has given an overview of its growth opportunities as well as future trends in the industry.

IFFA 2019 is here

Meat industry gathers at IFFA 2019

By Aidan Fortune

The world’s largest trade show that is dedicated to the meat industry is now upon us. IFFA 2019 takes place 4-9 May in Frankfurt and will feature more than 1,000 exhibitors from 49 different countries.

Members of the Plastics Action Alliance at the launch of the group

Plastic Action Alliance sets out goals

By Aidan Fortune

Irish food businesses, operating as part of the Plastics Action Alliance, have set out their objectives to help reduce the use of plastic packaging in their operations.

Nabil Foods signs Universal Studios tie-up

Nabil Foods signs Minions deal

By Michelle Perrett

Jordan-based halal frozen and chilled products supplier Nabil Foods is collaborating with Universal Studios as part of a marketing campaign that will see the fun and playful characters of the Minions in a tie-up with the Nabil kids’ line range and marketing...

The FSA's guidance on the shelf-life of meat products has been questioned by BMPA and MLA research

Shelf-life guidance comes under fire

By Aidan Fortune

Research into the shelf-life of meat products has found that the ’10-day rule’ may no longer be appropriate for the industry.

Volker Gerloff will step down from the company

Management changes at Multivac

By Aidan Fortune

Packaging equipment provider Multivac has announced that the CEO of its Marking & Inspection division is to step down.

Marel Poultry's BoxGrader at Şenpiliç's processing plant

Şenpiliç partners with Marel to enhance operations

By Ashley Williams

Turkey-based poultry processor Şenpiliç has revealed a partnership with equipment manufacturer Marel Poultry to control its packing, batching and labelling operations at its processing plant.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Revealed: Spain’s meatiest retail trends

Revealed: Spain’s meatiest retail trends

By Oscar Rousseau

Spain favours smaller shops closer to city centres than huge supermarkets on the outskirts of town, according to an industry expert commenting on the country’s top retail trends.

Ask our experts anything related to meat packaging after the webinar

Last chance to register for packaging webinar

By Rod Addy

Time is running out to register for a free online event scheduled for tomorrow, exploring the latest developments in packaging to crack down on spoilage in meat export consignments.

Octofrost CEO Rasmus Larsoon said the deal puts the business closer to its customers

OctoFrost Group buys Dutch Innotec Systems

By Oscar Rousseau

A Sweden-based manufacturer of machinery tunnels used to quick-freeze bulk meat products has acquired Dutch Innotec Systems for an undisclosed sum.

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council; Shinzo Abe, Japanese Prime Minister; and Jean-Cluade Juncker, President of the EC

EU and Japan FTA to boost beef and pork sales

By Oscar Rousseau

The EU and Japan have reached what the bloc is calling its “most important bilateral agreement ever”, with the main principles of a free trade deal that will enhance meat exports essentially done. 

The launch of Serbia's meat quality label last month

Serbia’s meat quality label will lift quality and sales

By Zlatko Čonkaš

The president of a key Serbian meat industry association has told GlobalMeatNews that a new meat quality label will help raise standards among her country’s manufacturers and processors, boosting sales at home and abroad.

State of the Industry: Global Meat 2017 provides exclusive data on trading trends

GlobalMeatNews Survey

Drive to cut meat eating had biggest impact last year

By Oscar Rousseau

Pressure from all angles to cut meat consumption for health or environmental reasons had the single biggest impact on the industry last year, according to an exclusive GlobalMeatNews survey.

The business said it was 'forced' to pass on the price increase

German firms hikes plastic prices

By Oscar Rousseau

A German business making sealants for the food and drink industry said it plans to increase prices by 15% in April. 

Linpac said the investment could also lead to new jobs outside of France

New jobs at French packaging plant

By Oscar Rousseau

Packaging firm Linpac will create jobs and training opportunities after pumping over €7 million into a new production line at its Pontivy factory in France.

Quiz: The month in meat

Quiz: The month in meat news

By Oscar Rousseau

A quiz on this month's biggest meat news - have you been paying attention to the global meat industry? 

Linpac said prices for all expanded polystyrene packaging will rise by 10%

Linpac hikes food packaging prices by 10%

By Oscar Rousseau

Global food packaging manufacturer Linpac has announced it will increase prices by 10% for plastic food packages used by meat industry professionals, among others.

France's COOL scheme came into force on 1 January 2017

Pressure mounts on French country-of-origin scheme

By Oscar Rousseau

FoodDrinkEurope (FDE) has challenged France’s controversial mandatory two-year country-of-origin labelling scheme for meat in ready meals and milk in prepared foodstuffs, claiming it would lead to higher production and consumer costs.

The British Meat Processors Association said the High Court ruling is 'not entirely surprising'

UK government loses first Brexit battle

By Oscar Rousseau

The UK’s High Court has ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May cannot trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – the process for leaving the European Union (EU) – without parliamentary approval. 


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