Because child-resistant packaging requirements vary in states where cannabis is legal, many companies infusing food and drinks choose containers with the best protection—required or not—so they can sell the same packages everywhere.
Rapak North America, a business unit of DS Smith Plastics and market leader in bag-in-box packaging and filling systems, has announced that two of its U.S. facilities have achieved scores of 98 out of 100 points on the SQF Edition 8.0 certification audits.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have issued 13 warning letters to manufacturers, distributors and retailers for selling e-liquids for e-cigarette use in packaging that causes the products to resemble kid-friendly food products.
When it comes to grapes, the challenge is that they begin to deteriorate as soon as they are picked. So extending grape shelf life is critical to helping grocery stores save money and to also address the food waste issue.
New packaging materials and technologies are available to keep snack and bakery products fresh over the course of their expected shelf life, and to actually extend that shelf life. These innovations include modified-atmosphere packaging (MAP) solutions and active packaging, often in combination with the latest packaging material technology.
CSP Technologies, Inc. has partnered with aseptic sampling specialist QualiTru Sampling Systems to develop TruDraw, a single-use aseptic sampling system for sampling of liquid dairy products. The product virtually eliminates the risk of external exposure, ensuring sampling accuracy.
With no uniform definition of clean labelling across the industry, retailers are urged to strike a balance between providing detailed nutritional information and ensuring that labels remain clear and easy-to-understand.
April 11, 2018
The report, “The Clean Label Phenomenon for Food Retailers: Enhancing Transparency for Consumers,” sponsored by Food Marking Institute (FMI), Arlington, Va., and Solutions for Retail Brands, Inc. (S4RB), Fort Worth, Texas, and written by Kieran Forsey, co-founder and CEO of S4RB, says the clean labelling phenomenon has become a “moving target” for retailers as consumer demand for transparency soars.