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New alternative for food packaging made from crustacean shells

A material made from crustacean shells could one day be used to replace petroleum by-products in food packaging.
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New York City to ban foam cups, food containers

Restaurants, coffee shops and food carts in New York City will no longer be allowed to sell food and drinks in foam containers, starting this summer.
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Packaging ink can transfer to food inside, study shows

Researchers in Spain have found that inks commonly used in food packaging materials can transfer to the food inside, even though inks are usually placed on the external side of the packaging.
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UK retailers address Campylobacter issue

In an effort to reduce the rate of Campylobacter infections, two U.K. retailers are extending the use of "roast-in-the-bag" packaging.
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Study finds 175 dangerous chemicals in food packaging

As many as 175 chemicals that have certain hazardous properties are currently being used for manufacturing food contact packaging in the United States and Europe, new research warns.
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Canadian study deems BPA in food packaging safe for pregnant women

Exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging in doses the general population is likely to experience on a daily basis is not expected to pose any health risks, even to newborns and young children.
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Rigid packaging thermoformer Placon acquires injection molder

Placon, a custom and stock rigid thermoformed packaging designer and manufacturer based in North America, has completed the acquisition of privately-held, West Springfield, Massachusetts-based rigid plastic container manufacturer, Plastic Packaging Corp.
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Kraft Foods recalls 96,000 pounds of hot dogs

Kraft Foods Group, Inc. initiated a voluntary recall of 96,000 pounds of hot dogs due to mislabeling.
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Food processing, packaging equipment market poised for growth

The global market for equipment used in food processing and packaging is expected to grow to $31.3 billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate of 6.3%.
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Scientists warn of chemicals migrating to food products from packaging

Although chemicals from packaging, known as food contact materials, leach into food and drinks in minimal amounts, being exposed to them over a lifetime may have a cumulative effect.
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