PACKAGING: Weekly round-up

Here is your weekly round-up of Packaging news. If you have a news item you would like to submit for next week’s round-up, please contact Carly Wood at

  • With just one month remaining until the main elements of the Food Information to Consumers EU 1169/2011 Regulation (FIC) are due to come into effect in the UK, analysis of the industry’s journey toward compliance has identified where issues may persevere for those involved with the sale of food and drink products.
  • KM Packaging Services has enhanced its range of lidding films with the launch of a new steam venting product.
  • Antibacterial packaging that is designed to delay the development of germs and bacteria in canned products is set to become a hit with consumers, a new survey from Canadean found.
  • The Food Standards Agency has published a nationwide snapshot survey on a cross-section of pre-packed processed foods both with and without allergen advisory labelling.
  • A new report on Bottled Water Packaging Innovation from food and drink consultancy Zenith International has highlighted four key themes driving new product development worldwide.
  • Research and Markets has released a new report, dubbed ‘Europe Active and Intelligent Packaging Market – by Type, Applications, Geography and Vendors – Forecasts, Trends and Shares (2014-2019)’.


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