Monthly archives: March, 2008

Smart label monitors food shelf life

A new smart label that allows food processors to monitor the shelf life of products packed with modified atmosphere gases has been launched by Finland-based UPM.

VION launches frozen ready meals with Amcor VentValve

Amcor VentValve has been chosen by Dutch company VION for the launch of its frozen ready meals. Supplied by Amcor Flexibles Raackmann, the Amcor VentValve uses a valve which is integrated in the laminate, and the thermoforming lidding is sealed on a PP tray.

Polymer opal films shed light on spoiled foods

New polymer opal films use nanotechnology to change colour, a quality that can be used to indicate when foods have become spoiled, say scientists.


Pick n Pay progress in its big “fresh” re-launch

march-pnp_saladsConvenience, health and freshness are huge trends among consumers of food. That is fundamentally why Pick n Pay last year undertook a huge re-launch of its fresh convenience food and produce offerings.