Packaging http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33208/all en No need to panic over horsemeat scandal: EU official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/no-need-panic-over-horsemeat-scandal-eu-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The EU's top health official on Friday said there was no need to panic over a Europe-wide horsemeat scandal, saying it was a labelling rather than a health issue.</p> <p>"Till now this is not a food safety issue," EU Health and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Tonio Borg told reporters during a visit to Athens.</p> <p>"We should not create panic ourselves. Sometimes the reaction can be irrational. Unless there is proof that it is a food safety issue we will treat it as a labelling issue," Borg said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/no-need-panic-over-horsemeat-scandal-eu-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Germanic paganism Meat Packaging AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:53:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756550 at http://www.globalpost.com substandard food-punishment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130327/substandard-food-punishment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 27 (Yonhap) -- Those caught producing and distributing adulterated food could face a minimum of three years in prison as part of the government's effort to root out problems caused by substandard food that threatens public safety, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said Wednesday.</p> <p>It is one of the comprehensive countermeasures the government devised to guarantee the safety of foodstuff in line with President Park Geun-hye's pledge to eradicate the country's four major "social ills" of school and sexual violence, home-wrecking crime and substandard food.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130327/substandard-food-punishment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> food Food safety Industrial engineering Law Packaging Politics Yonhap News Agency Wed, 27 Mar 2013 08:15:57 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5795047 at http://www.globalpost.com China trumpets environmental gains from curbing plastic bags http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130531/china-trumpets-environmental-gains-curbing-plastic-bags <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Beijing, May 31 (EFE).- China has saved the equivalent of 6 million tons of petroleum over the past five years since prohibiting supermarkets and other stores from providing customers with free plastic bags and banning the manufacture and use of bags thinner than .025 millimeters, the National Development and Reform Commission, or NDRC, said Friday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130531/china-trumpets-environmental-gains-curbing-plastic-bags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bags Packaging Technology Agencia EFE Sat, 01 Jun 2013 01:45:44 +0000 Agencia EFE 5849797 at http://www.globalpost.com Harvard study finds food expiration labels are misleading http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130918/harvard-study-finds-food-expiration-labels-are-misleading <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Atossa Araxia Abrahamian</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans throw out billions of pounds of food every year because they falsely believe "sell-by" and "best-before" dates on package labels indicate food safety, researchers have found.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130918/harvard-study-finds-food-expiration-labels-are-misleading" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business food Labor Law Packaging Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 18 Sep 2013 21:47:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5938061 at http://www.globalpost.com All Syria chemical weapons placed under seal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131031/all-syria-chemical-weapons-placed-under-seal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>International inspectors have placed Syria's entire declared stock of over 1,000 tonnes of chemical weapons and agents under tamper-proof seal, the world's chemical watchdog said Thursday.</p> <p>"All stock of chemical weapons and agents have been placed under seals that are impossible to break," Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) spokesman Christian Chartier told AFP, adding that the seals were "tamper proof".</p> <p>mbr-cjo/yad</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> chemical Packaging Security Weapons of mass destruction AFP Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:32:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5976230 at http://www.globalpost.com European Union seeks to reduce plastic bag mountain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131104/european-union-seeks-reduce-plastic-bag-mountain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union member states will be encouraged to tax or even ban plastic bags under proposals to tackle the tons of plastic waste that enters the water system and kills wildlife.</p> <p>Some countries, such as Denmark, have greatly reduced the use of plastic bags by introducing mandatory charges. Monday's initiative aims to spur all 28 EU states into action.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131104/european-union-seeks-reduce-plastic-bag-mountain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bags European Union Packaging Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Nov 2013 14:31:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5979458 at http://www.globalpost.com Companies push voluntary labels on genetically modified food, states consider requiring them http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140206/companies-push-voluntary-labels-genetically-modified-food-st <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - Large food companies are trying to head off state efforts to enact mandatory labeling of genetically modified ingredients by proposing new voluntary labels nationwide.</p> <p>The food industry and farm groups are pushing Congress to pass legislation that would require the Food and Drug Administration to create guidelines for the new labels, which food manufacturers could use.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140206/companies-push-voluntary-labels-genetically-modified-food-st" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Packaging Technology The Canadian Press Thu, 06 Feb 2014 18:03:01 +0000 The Canadian Press 6063478 at http://www.globalpost.com Prince Edward Island to bring in new food safety regulations in coming months http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140303/prince-edward-island-bring-new-food-safety-regulations-comin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CHARLOTTETOWN - The chief public health officer for Prince Edward Island says the province will bring in new food safety regulations over the coming months to ensure they meet national standards.</p> <p>Dr. Heather Morrison says the updated regulations will ensure food is properly stored and handled in establishments that serve food.</p> <p>The changes will include more training, written cleaning and sanitizing procedures, and food safety management plans, as well as a new licensing and fee structure to be implemented April 1.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140303/prince-edward-island-bring-new-food-safety-regulations-comin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business food Hygiene Packaging The Canadian Press Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:31:11 +0000 The Canadian Press 6085883 at http://www.globalpost.com Prince Edward Island to bring in new food safety regulations in coming months http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140303/prince-edward-island-bring-new-food-safety-regulations-comin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CHARLOTTETOWN - The chief public health officer for Prince Edward Island says the province will bring in new food safety regulations over the coming months to ensure they meet national standards.</p> <p>Dr. Heather Morrison says the updated regulations will ensure food is properly stored and handled in establishments that serve food.</p> <p>The changes will include more training, written cleaning and sanitizing procedures, and food safety management plans, as well as a new licensing and fee structure to be implemented April 1.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140303/prince-edward-island-bring-new-food-safety-regulations-comin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business food Hygiene Packaging The Canadian Press Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:31:11 +0000 The Canadian Press 6085884 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaysia says France has satellite images of objects potentially from missing jetliner http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140323/malaysia-says-france-has-satellite-images-objects-potentiall <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PERTH, Australia - France on Sunday provided Malaysia with satellite images of objects that could be from a passenger jet that went missing more than two weeks ago, the latest word of such images that officials are hoping will help solve one of the world's great aviation mysteries.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140323/malaysia-says-france-has-satellite-images-objects-potentiall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Packaging Pallet Transport The Canadian Press Sun, 23 Mar 2014 14:15:45 +0000 The Canadian Press 6102519 at http://www.globalpost.com Pallet, belts sighted in Australia hunt for MH370 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140323/pallet-belts-sighted-australia-hunt-mh370 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australian officials said Sunday that a wooden cargo pallet along with belts or straps have been spotted in the remote Indian Ocean by one of the aircraft deployed in the hunt for a missing Malaysian jet.</p> <p>The objects were seen by a civilian aircraft assisting in the search for Malaysia Airlines MH370 on Saturday in what the Australian Maritime Safety Authority confirmed was the "first visual sighting in the search so far".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140323/pallet-belts-sighted-australia-hunt-mh370" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mike Barton Packaging Pallet Technology AFP Sun, 23 Mar 2014 14:33:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6102692 at http://www.globalpost.com Unilever introducing tactic to cut plastic use per bottle by 15 per cent, starting with Dove http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140422/unilever-introducing-tactic-cut-plastic-use-bottle-15-cent-s <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>AMSTERDAM - Unilever PLC, the producer of countless disposable containers that clutter the landfills of the world, says it is adopting technology that will cut the amount of plastic it needs to use in each bottle by 15 per cent.</p> <p>The technology, developed with Zotefoams PLC of Britain, injects tiny gas pockets into bottle walls, reducing the weight and amount of plastic used, without sacrificing robustness.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140422/unilever-introducing-tactic-cut-plastic-use-bottle-15-cent-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Packaging Technology The Canadian Press Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:29:14 +0000 The Canadian Press 6127518 at http://www.globalpost.com Correction: Food Safety-Illness story http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140430/correction-food-safety-illness-story <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BALTIMORE - In a story April 30 about people who were sickened at a food safety conference, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a spokesman for the Baltimore City Health Department. His name is Michael Schwartzberg, not Swartzberg.</p> <p>A corrected version of the story is below:</p> <p>More than 100 sickened after food safety summit</p> <p>More than 100 sickened after food safety conference in Baltimore; cause remains unclear</p> <p>By JULIET LINDERMAN</p> <p>Associated Press</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140430/correction-food-safety-illness-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food safety Industrial engineering Packaging The Canadian Press Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:13:08 +0000 The Canadian Press 6135204 at http://www.globalpost.com The steel industry's fight for American stomachs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140507/the-steel-industrys-fight-american-stomachs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Allison Martell</p> <p>(Reuters) - When the steel industry goes to Washington, it usually talks about trade, tariffs and taxes. But there is also the small matter of fruit cocktail.</p> <p>After years of declining food can shipments, steelmakers and packaging producers are in the midst of an ambitious push to rebrand canned goods as convenient health food. They're even trying to rename the pantry, to "cantry."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140507/the-steel-industrys-fight-american-stomachs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Food and drink Packaging Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 07 May 2014 21:17:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6141217 at http://www.globalpost.com EU tackles massive food wasting 'best before' labelling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140519/eu-tackles-massive-food-wasting-best-labelling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Several EU countries pressed Monday to change 'best before' food labelling, blamed for millions of tons of food being thrown away when getting a square meal is a daily struggle for many.</p> <p>European Union agriculture ministers discussed a document which argued that labels recommending consumption before a specific date were inappropriate for foodstuffs such as rice, pasta or coffee.</p> <p>These products could be kept for longer without any harm being done, it said, with the 'best before' date system "causing unnecessary food waste."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140519/eu-tackles-massive-food-wasting-best-labelling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> food Food and drink Health Packaging AFP Mon, 19 May 2014 15:41:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6150943 at http://www.globalpost.com