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The latest food packaging trends

Chris Cornyn, president of DINE marketing, discusses the ways consumers are driving innovations in the packaging industry
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Experts say consumers are now the chief packaging officer, demanding packaging fulfill their personal needs.


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SeaWorld and Coke develop eco-friendly cup

By Jeremy Gerrard
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Using Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle packaging technology, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment deputed a refillable plastic cup manufactured from plant-based materials.


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World Cup champagne gets packaging worthy of a champion

By Jeremy Gerrard
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As the 2014 World Cup continues to ignite the globe with football fever, official champagne supplier of the games Taittinger, announced the release of a limited edition Brut Réserve NV and a gift carton made for the competition.


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Perfect frozen pizzas: It’s a wrap

Palermo’s new high-speed shrink wrapping line can side-seal 150 frozen pizzas per minute compared to the old sealing machine’s rate of 90 pizzas per minute.
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Based in Milwaukee, WI, Palermo’s Pizza was started by Sicilian immigrants Gaspare and Zina Fallucca who opened an Italian bakery on Milwaukee’s east side in 1964.


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Curve appeal

By Cindy Dubin
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Last year, some members of the dairy industry thought it hip to be in square packaging. But Dean Foods, Inc. is taking a more circuitous route. Its Land O’Lakes brand sour cream and cottage cheese products are appearing on retailer shelves throughout the upper Midwest in curved packaging.


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Food Packaging

Coffee stick makes a stir

By Cindy Dubin
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 Make a perfect cup of coffee—or tea—in about 30 seconds. Might sound too good to be true, but Australian inventor Dave Hopper may have enabled you to do just that with the development of Quikstix. 


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Food Packaging

Pallet wrap reduces contamination threat

The wrap offers greater resiliency and is less likely to tear.
By Mikell Knights
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Detectamet, a UK-based manufacturer of food-safe detectable products, developed its new detectable pallet wrap to reduce the contamination of finished food products.
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Food Packaging

Making renewable and recyclable cartons sustainable

Taking down the barriers to carton recycling helps to make cartons more recycle friendly for consumers.
By Mikell Knights
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 Sustainability is a consumer trend that is transforming the packaging industry. The top three concerns in relation to beverage packaging include recycling or landfilling, renewable resources and energy, said Erin Reynolds, marketing director at Evergreen Packaging, at last year’s Sustainable Packaging Forum in St. Petersburg, FL. 


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Aseptic applications: Redefining freshness

Through machinery developments, aseptic treatment of products and packages has notched gains against more entrenched technologies.
By Mikell Knights
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 Over the last 10 to 15 years, more low- and high-acid products have been processed in ways designed to kill bacteria and extend the life of foods and liquids. Retort-style thermal processing, chilling and refrigeration steps and the use of preservatives remain the most common routes to produce shelf-stable foods and beverages in the US. 


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Form/fill/seal machine

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The Parsons-Eagle Phaser XP vertical form/fill/seal machine produces pillow, gusseted or flat bottom packages from 2 to 13 in. in width and 3- to 15-in. long at speeds in excess of 60 packages/min.
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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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The August 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how your operation could be doing more to create a culture of employee engagement. Also, read more on how your business and insurance partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.

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