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Packaging with Smart Functions
NORWAY - Researchers believe that the packaging of the future will contain substances that will get rid of unwanted bacteria. Or it could be made from food waste....
Smart Packaging for Prime Products
Food packaging tends to get judged in terms of three criteria: the environment, marketing and functionality. ...
Chilled Food: Fresh Products Popular with Consumers
The relatively new convenience product segment known as chilled food involves food that is freshly made, freshly processed and freshly cooled. ...
Key Elements of the New EU Food Labelling Regulation
One of the most important innovative elements of the new food labelling rules in the European Union is the mandatory nutrition information on pre-packed foods....
Packaging - Intelligent and Interactive
The days are gone when packaging was used for nothing more than protecting the product and ensuring an attractive presentation at the point of sale. ...
Packaging and the Prevention of Waste
The key strategy to manage waste is to prevent it in the first place, writes Chris Wright, TheMeatSite senior editor. ...
Risks of Recycled Cardboard in Food Packaging
Harmful mineral oils from the printing inks used on cardboard can migrate into food if recycled cardboard is used for food packaging. ...
Study Shows Policy Effective in Reducing Packaging
Policies to reduce packaging are effective as long as they remain in place for at least five years and aim for an absolute reduction in packaging volume, experiences from the Netherlands suggest....
Comparing Purchases of Eco-labelled Products
Ecolabels can help encourage sustainable consumption. A new study has compared the national organisation of environmental (eco and organic) labels and its impact on purchases of labelled products in 18 European countries....
Variation in Turkey Meat Colour: a Consumer Issue in Germany
Consumers may be put off turkey meat purchases if they notice variations between different cuts or packs, according to Dr Krischek of Hanover University, who then outlined some of the factors affecting turkey meat colour. Jackie Linden, senior editor...
Rotten Meat Does not Stand a Chance
When it comes to packaged fish or meat, it is nearly impossible to distinguish between fresh goods and their inedible counterparts. ...
Meeting Consumers' Package of Demands
The change in consumer habits and the growing wealth of populations is seeing a change in eating habits and demands, writes TheMeatSite Editor in Chief, Chris Harris. ...
Packaging that Knows When Food is Going Off
Packaging that alerts consumers to food which is starting to go off is being developed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. ...
High Oxygen Packaging Effects on Beef Cuts
Beef steaks stored in high-oxygen modified atmosphere packaging (HiOx-MAP) had more discoloration, lipid oxidation, and lower tenderness, juiciness, and flavour during nine days display compared to the steaks packaged in vacuum (VAC), according to a study...
Innovation in Traditional Foods Could Harm Their Image
Researchers from the Institute for Food and Agricultural Research and Technology (IRTA) have analysed the definitions of 'traditional food' and 'innovation' in order to predict the degree to which people will accept changes in the foods they eat....

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