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Food and Beverage Packaging editors and invited bloggers discuss industry trends, innovative new packages and offer a closer look at packaging issues.

Food safety, packaging and inks

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The topic of food safety drew a strong spotlight at the Food Packaging Technologies Summit held  April 5-7 in St. Louis.

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A blockbuster deal in rigid plastics packaging

By Joseph Pryweller
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One analyst said the deal between Silgan Holdings and Graham Packaging creates an oligopoly in rigid plastics packaging, another sees it as a move away from commodity plastics.
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Lessons learned from pet projects

By Rick Lingle
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Chris Small of WellPet adheres to three tenets for successful packaging development: Communicate, offer, and facilitate.
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UNCONTAINED: Moving thoughts at ProMat/Automate

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Some random thoughts about the ProMat/Automate 2011 show, just winding up at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
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POP and packaging impact: The view from Germany

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According to the Munich-based market research firm facit, the influence of packaging on purchasing decisions is twice as high as that of TV advertising, billboards or print media.
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UNCONTAINED: The Daily Show goes bananas

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As a big fan of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” I was surprised to see him dabbling in my world Monday night. More...
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Lawyer: Food Safety Act a work in progress

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The Food Safety Modernization Act originated from “bad PR” for the food industry and will require meticulous and accessible record-keeping by food and beverage processors. More...
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New microwave technology a disrupter for food packaging?

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Microwave Assisted Thermal Sterilization (MATS) could be commercial as soon as 2012.

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UNCONTAINED: Seeing eye-to-eye with color choices

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I stumbled onto a news item online that had a special, and unfortunate, personal resonance. More...
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UNCONTAINED: Trafficking in upfront nutrition info

By Rick Lingle
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What nutrition information should be, literally, up front? More...
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