Americans throw out about $161 billion worth of food each year, and consumer uncertainty about the meaning of the dates that appear on the labels of packaged foods is believed to contribute to about 20 percent of food waste in the home. To dispel this confusion and reduce food waste, the FDA is pushing for clearer food labels.
For several years, the Packaging Strategies list of the Top 50 Food Packaging Companies has changed very little. Sure, there has been some juggling of the ranks, but once again, Nestlé, JBS, Tyson, Pepsico and Mars round out the top five food packaging companies in the 2018 rankings.
CareerLink is a new online job board that will connect students from schools and universities with PMMI member companies looking for new talent. PMMI received a $50,000 grant from the Bosch Community Fund in order to connect students and members.
Manufacturer of the innovative multi-packing solution WaveGrip will introduce its latest entry level applicator as part of the Palmer Canning Systems stand at the Craft Brewers Conference in Nashville, Tenn, April 30-May 3, 2018. Designed for low-volume producers, the G1 Auto can create multi-packs of 4, 6 or 8 cans, with automatic pack separation at speeds of up to 100 cans per minute.
The newest advanced Pack 430 PRO X-ray system scans mid-sized packages such as chips, crackers and cookies, and detects and automatically rejects recall-causing contaminants like glass shards, metal fragments, mineral stone, some plastic and rubber compounds.
The global sanitary food and beverage packaging market is likely to grow at a CAGR of nearly 6% during the forecast period 2017-2021, according to Future Market Insights (FMI). Increasing emphasis on maintaining food safety during the supply chain is promoting investments by manufacturers.