The FDA deputy commissioner for food policy and response said that "we don’t believe that food packaging is a common route of transmission’ of COVID-19" during a virtual press briefing on April 2nd. America has plenty of safe food and there’s no reason to stockpile, federal and state government officials added.
In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, ABB’s Robotics & Discrete Automation business will offer key software services free of charge. This way, ABB is working to help customers and partners keep production lines going and to enable businesses to continue to function while many are working from home.
As the world continues to grapple with the deadly coronavirus and social distancing guidelines extended through April 30th, a growing number of retailers are using the same technology that has helped with crowd control during holiday shopping to limit potential exposure to COVID-19 for consumers and employees.
Five Dow sites are expected to produce more than 200 metric tons, equivalent to more than 880,000 8-oz. bottles of hand sanitizer, which will be
donated to local health systems and government agencies.
Broken Golden Arches, unconnected Audi rings, spaced-out Coca-Cola typography, brands with missing on-pack personalities and more are showing the public that yes, we are ALL in this together. See who's joined the charge.
Income elasticity analysis reveals that adidas, Nike, LVMH and Groupe Danone have higher Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk exposure among select FMCG companies, while Kraft Heinz and Kimberly-Clark, which are less dependent on discretionary spending, appear to be less exposed.
Coty Inc. has started producing hydro-alcoholic gel, which is used as hand sanitizer, to help combat the COVID-19 virus. The products are free of charge and are being distributed to medical and emergency services staff who are facing shortages due to the fast-spreading COVID-19 virus.
The FPA issued letters to the White House, all Governors and Capitol Hill leadership with regard to the need for essential packaging manufacturing during this time of uncertainty, particularly food insecurity and access to pharmaceutical and medical supplies.
The manufacturers of corrugated cardboard boxes are working to keep transport packaging flowing to makers of essential products including packaging for food and other consumer products, medical and pharmaceutical products, tissue and hygiene products and more amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this issue of Packaging Strategies we have the annual Packaging Outlook, covering flexible and rigid plastics, glass, metal cans, paperboard and corrugated, as well as packaging machinery & automation and packaging design. Also covered is the trend of less is more in beverage branding, how dispensers can make or break a brand experience, one conveying company that’s setting the bar in vertical farming, a dairy manufacturer that moved to plant-based products and more. Enjoy!