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Can we safely use recycled plastic as food contact material?

Can we safely use recycled plastic as food contact material?

12 Nov 2015

At the NVC Netherlands Packaging Centre we receive questions about food contact materials legislation on a regular basis. The European Union laws in this field are extensive but in general reasonably clear.

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Campden BRI publishes ‘needs’ statement

Campden BRI publishes ‘needs’ statement

7 Jan 2015

A new statement of what industry needs from science and technology has been published by Campden BRI. The document was compiled following an extensive consultation of Campden BRI’s industrial members – some 2,400 companies across 75 countries. The ‘nee...

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Magic Leaves

Magic Leaves

28 Nov 2014

Sometimes, the most terrible problems have unexpected solutions. For example: in the tropics, there is a miraculous tree whose leaves are extremely nutritious. The leaves of the moringa tree contain more vitamins and minerals than most natural food we ...

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Colouring Foodstuffs – Clarifying Their Clean Label Contribution

Colouring Foodstuffs – Clarifying Their Clean Label Contribution

25 Nov 2014

While consumers are now tending to approach the term “natural” with more caution with the realisation that there is no legal definition of what it actually means, there is still considerable interest in clean-label, “all-natural” and additive/preservat...

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European Consumers Await Next Generation Functional Dairy Drinks

European Consumers Await Next Generation Functional Dairy Drinks

17 Nov 2014

The European dairy industry has operated in a challenging regulatory environment in recent years as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) worked its way through a series of health claim dossiers for functional products. A high level of uncertainty ...

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The Complete Package – Packaging

The Complete Package – Packaging

10 Nov 2014

Packaging within the food and drink industry is not only one of the largest sectors – it’s also one of the most innovative. With the sheer volume of products developed and released a year, it’s somewhat of a mission keeping up with all the ideas ...

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Industry Interplay in Food Packaging

Industry Interplay in Food Packaging

4 Nov 2014

Sterilization, opening mechanisms, packaging for longer life, speed, hygiene, cost-effectiveness, reducing waste, ease of use…. packaging for solid product, for liquid product, for viscous product….into cups, bottles, trays…..packaging for market appea...

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Health and Wellness: Trends in 2014 [VIDEO]

Health and Wellness: Trends in 2014 [VIDEO]

29 Oct 2014

Euromonitor International’s latest health and wellness data shows that globally, the health and wellness industry saw 6.5% growth between 2013-2014, reaching US$773 billion in total sales.  Important differences in consumer demand remain between emergi...

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Technology Meets Tradition

Technology Meets Tradition

28 Oct 2014

The bakery and confectionery sector is going through some interesting times. Many of the products in the sector are particularly indulgent, and the good news in this regard is that consumers now seem to be – in general – better off and are ...

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Milking Added Value Options for Beverages

Milking Added Value Options for Beverages

28 Oct 2014

Many sources have highlighted dairy beverages as a key growth market for the future and certainly the soft drinks industry seems to think so, with Coca-Cola recently identifying value-added dairy as a top target for still beverage retail growth to 2020...

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Edible Insects: The Protein of the Poor?

Edible Insects: The Protein of the Poor?

22 Oct 2014

While three quarters of the food industry and NGOs claim to be looking for solutions to solve the challenge of feeding the world’s growing population, two vital questions still go unanswered: How will corporate responsibility initiatives lead to ...

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The Rise of the Dairy Protein

The Rise of the Dairy Protein

17 Oct 2014

The next time you shop in a supermarket, take a peek at the ingredients panel on the cereal bars you may be purchasing. Or, the sports drink you may be guzzling down after a workout. Or perhaps, the powder mixed in any number of products, ranging from ...

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