Packaging & Technology News

Zinc in canned goods can restrict nutrient absorption, study finds

10 Apr 2018 --- Zinc nanoparticles that are present in tinned foods may negatively affect how the digestive tract operates, as they are absorbed into the bloodstream, a study has found. Researchers at Binghamton University, State University at New York, found that the nanoparticles may decrease nutrient absorption in digestion, as well as bump up the levels of zinc in the food itself to 100 times the daily allowance. The long-term effect on human health is unknown and is something that warrants future research, the researchers state.

Demand for health and sustainability driving food packaging and processing innovation: DLG

04 Apr 2018 --- Consumer demands for health and sustainability are fundamental drivers for change in the food sector as these have a direct influence on production processes and subsequent packaging, according to Carola K. Herbst from the DLG’s (German Agricultural Society) Food Competence Center. Speaking to NutritionInsight and during seminars at Anuga FoodTec 2018, which took place in Cologne in March, Herbst said the lifestyle of consumers dictated what and how people want to eat.

Study: Eye-catching labels may unnecessarily harm many healthy foods

24 Oct 2017 --- Labels such as “organic,” “fair trade” and “cage-free” may be eye-catching but are often free of any scientific basis and stigmatize many healthy foods, a University of Delaware-led study has found.

Lack of Attention and Motivation Main Cause of Consumer Label Ignorance says EU Study

31 Jan 2012 ---  lack of motivation and attention are significant barriers when it comes to the effect of nutrition labelling on consumer choice. Professor Grunert explains that “consumers need to be motivated to engage with nutrition information – for instance, by having a health goal – in order to pay attention to nutrition labels”.

Multivac Releases New Twin Lane Traysealer

10 Feb 2011 ---  Its main areas of operation lie in the food sector, primarily in meat, sausage and convenience products; it is also suitable however for the packing of seafood/fish and cheese, as well as fruit and vegetables or salad products.

Glanbia Opens New Collaboration Center

07 Aug 2009 ---  “The expansion of our Twin Falls R&D operation with the new Collaboration Center will speed the delivery of product prototypes to our customers, effectively reducing development time by almost 40 percent,” said Eric Bastian, Vice President of R&D.

New Separating Technology for Pomegranate Launched

19 Sep 2008 ---  Hefestus’ proprietary technology takes a complete pomegranate and, with water and sound-wave technology, separates the peel from the arils as well as separating them from the paper-thin white membrane surrounding seed clusters.