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USA Food Recalls

USA Food Recalls

06-09-2016

Improved testing methods and tighter regulation led to double-digit increases in food recalls in the second quarter of 2016, according to a new report from Stericycle ExpertSolutions. FDA recalled food batches were more than 80 times higher than in the first quarter, and the USDA recalled more than 45 times more product by weight in the same period...

New RAIN RFID Inlay for Apparels from Avery Dennison

New RAIN RFID Inlay for Apparels from Avery Dennison

21-09-2016

Avery Dennison has introduced a new inlay supporting the ISO-18000-6C and EPC Gen 2 (RAIN) specifications ideal for denim and other apparel items, it claims. The new inlay meets or exceeds all category performance requirements specified by Auburn University's ARC testing program...

How to Find Your Pallet

How to Find Your Pallet

21-09-2016

Dutch start-up company Ahrma Holding will launch a new pallet concept on the logistics market. The hybrid pallets made from a mixture of fibreboard and plastics will incorporate a transponder that is integrated in each unit...

Flowers ‘Sleep’ with Water Free Logistics

Flowers ‘Sleep’ with Water Free Logistics

21-09-2016

Netherlands-based shelf life extension technology company PerfoTec has introduced a packaging solution for flowers that will eliminate water for supply chain purposes. Bas Groeneweg, director, explained that the shelf life of flowers can be extended using the AMAP (active modified atmospheric packaging), already commonly used in fresh fruits and vegetables markets. However...

Anti-counterfeiting is now Child’s Play

Anti-counterfeiting is now Child’s Play

21-09-2016

Selinko the product identification platform provider, has teamed up with with NXP Semiconductors to provide connected packaging to a new range of children’s toys, Lini Cube - a building block construction kit integrating a 3D concept along with a completely innovative design - developed by German company Sunny Hills...

Best Before dates are ‘Bad News’ in Europe

Best Before dates are ‘Bad News’ in Europe

06-09-2016

With pressure mounting on the European commission to reinstate food waste targets in its Circular Economy strategy a recent report from Berlin’s Humboldt University claims that confusion surrounding Best Before labels are a major contributor to the problem, says a recent article in Food Navigator...

Keeping the Birds Bacteria Free

Keeping the Birds Bacteria Free

21-09-2016

Parkside Flexible Europe, based in Yorkshire, UK, says it has developed technically-advanced flexible packaging with built-in antimicrobial technology to reduce bacteria growth on the outer packaging of fresh poultry. The company is using...

New Technology for Antimicrobial Packaging

New Technology for Antimicrobial Packaging

06-09-2016

Crossing is a start-up founded by Dr V. Beghetto from the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice, which has developed the know-how to produce a new class of "activators for cross-linking" (ACL) at competitive prices, he claims. These compounds are able to crosslink between them a wide range of materials of natural and/or synthetic origin...