Plastic packaging company Færch Plast to acquire Dutch 4PET Group

EUROPE - Færch Plast, a European leader in innovative and optimized plastic packaging solutions, is closing the loop on plastic food trays with the acquisition of Dutch 4PET Group, a leading sheet manufacturer with unique recycling capabilities. According to Færch Plast, the acquisition will make the company one of the world’s first integrated plastic packaging suppliers…

SIG unveils a microwaveable hot drinks carton pack for on-the-go consumers

SWITZERLAND - SIG Holdings AG, the Switzerland based aseptic carton packaging and filling machines provider has developed an aluminium-free, microwaveable hot drinks carton pack, ‘Heat&Go’ targeting particularly Asia where on-the-go consumption is rising. The new Heat&Go aseptic pack replaces aluminium foil, has a high-barrier film and a light-blocking pigment thus protecting the product from oxygen…

Chinese dairy manufacturer Mengniu revitalises organic milk using Tetra Pak solutions

CHINA - Mengniu, a leading Chinese dairy manufacturer, has upgraded its premium line of organic milk in collaboration with Tetra Pak, making it the first white milk in the world to use Tetra Prisma® Aseptic 250 Edge with DreamCap™​​. According to Tetra Pak, the new product line has a higher protein content, tastes better and…

PepsiCo India to reduce salt in snacks and pilot 100% plant-based packaging

INDIA - PepsiCo India has said it will reduce salt content in 75% of its snacks by 2025 as it looks to pilot 100% compostable, plant-based packaging for its popular brands in India this year. The food and beverages company is planning to cut the sodium content in its Lay’s snacks by 13-15% in line with…

Coca-Cola Nigeria to use 50% recycled packaging by 2030

NIGERIA - Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), the sole bottler of Coca-Cola products in Nigeria has announced a commitment to use an average of 50% recycled content in its bottled drinks packaging by 2030. According to NBC Legal, Public Affairs and Communications Director Sade Morgan, the company was also working on developing plant-based resins, and reducing…

Dairy farmers of Canada to participate in Front-of-Package consultations

CANADA – The Government of Canada has announced its plan to move ahead with its Front of Pack Warning Labelling public consultation, to which other dairy products, rich in essential nutrients, will be stigmatised by a warning label telling consumers as to which products are healthy and which are not. By exempting whole milk from…

World food and beverage companies want the government to label GMO ingredients

USA - The world’s top food companies and farmers of crops such as beet sugar are pitted against each other as they lobby the U.S. government over plans to label genetically engineered ingredients. According to Reuters, this issue of transparency over ingredients used by packaged foods makers which are facing flagging consumer trust and stagnating…

Bosch plans to sell its packaging business to focus on further growth on resources

GERMANY – Bosch, a German multinational engineering and electronics company, has made plans to sell its packaging machinery business (PA), especially the pharmaceuticals and food units of the Packaging Technology division to expand growth. According to the company, the decision was made to ensure it focuses on its resources, remaining as a stable partner for…

AB InBev’s Accra Brewery commits to recycling PET bottles

GHANA - Accra Brewery Limited (ABL), Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev’s subsidiary has announced plans to focus more on solutions for the recycling of its Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles, reported Ghana News Agency (GNA). This follows a successful separation between the brewery and Voltic Ghana, a manufacturer of natural mineral water brand. Before the separation of the…

FrieslandCampina Kievit expands portfolio with new dairy-based fat powders

NETHERLANDS- FrieslandCampina Kievit, the Dutch dairy company’s ingredients business has expanded its line of dairy-based fat powders with butter and cream offerings. The Vana-Lata BB75B butter and CB72B cream products enables brands to leverage global food trends, address the growing need for indulgence and transparency while delivering on the clean label popularity. According to the…