The objective of food contact materials (FCM) or food contact article (FCA) is to package and safeguard food during transportation and storage, to increase shelf life or for branding purposes. It includes all materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. (FCM) can release substances into food and beverages to which the consumer will be exposed to through their diet. These substances can be intentionally added substances (IAS) or non-intentionally added substances (NIAS). Non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) are chemicals that have not been added for a technical reason during the production process. The presence of, possibly toxic, NIAS is often not known by the manufacturer itself.
Food & Beverage
Swiss milk processor, Emmi, in partnership with food packaging company, Tetra Pak, has launched an augmented reality (AR) connected experience accessed via its smart packaging. Created in partnership with digital experiences studio, Appetite Creative, the AR-enabled experience seeks to encourage healthy, happy and positive lifestyles among customers.
The Coca-Cola Company on Monday released its first label-free plastic bottles in South Korea.
The company has removed the plastic label to increase recycling efficiency and adapt to the nonlabel trend in the industry to protect the environment.
GROM has launched new paper-based spoons in its scoop shops across the UK, France and Portugal, thanks to Qwarzo’s unique coating technology, which transforms paper into a suitable material.
Importantly, the new spoons are fully recyclable and compostable. Qwarzo’s innovative coating technology makes them resistant to water and grease by providing paper with an environmentally friendly barrier layer.
A true milestone in sustainable food packaging: Dr. Schär partners with Niederwieser Spa in developing the world’s first gluten-free bread packaging made with certified circular plastic.
Starlinger & Co GmbH received two Letters of No Objection issued by the US Food and Drug Administration FDA regarding the use of up to 100 % rHDPE in food contact packaging.
Thermoformers and brand owners have been demanding polypropylene (PP) that delivers better clarity and higher rigidity to enable downgauging when molding products such as drink cups and lids, trays and food packaging.
The state of Sikkim has decided to ban packaged mineral water from January 1, 2022. Travellers must take note, and not enter the state with any packaged mineral water bottles.
It’s time to acknowledge the role of Deposit Refund Systems in achieving a Circular Economy for beverage packaging
Natural Mineral Waters Europe (NMWE), UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe and Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) urge the EU to acknowledge the role of Deposit Refund Systems (DRS) and support the establishment of minimum requirements for new DRS in the revision of the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive. They also reiterate their full commitment to collaborate with policymakers and local stakeholders in the implementation of efficient industry-wide collection schemes across the EU.
Amcor worked with Alianza Team to launch the first bottle in Colombia for cooking oil made with all recycled content
You can say goodbye to half-used ketchup packets that leak on your pants. Kraft Heinz has announced a new product that claims to squeeze out every last drop from your takeout condiments.