Dart Container, a US-based manufacturer of packaging solutions for the food service industry, has acquired Solo Cup Company, a manufacturer of single-use foodservice products, in a transaction valued at approximately $1bn.
An international trade coalition has called for more harmonised legislation on printing inks used in food contact materials (FCM) as it issued comprehensive in-house guidance notes in a bid to aid safe practice and compliance from players.
A suite of novel functional food and beverage concepts containing Hidrox - a potent anti-inflammatory ingredient from olive juice - is being developed by California-based CreAgri as it seeks to build on its success in the dietary supplements arena.
Infor, a leading provider of business application software, has announced that Patties Foods, a producer meat pie and dessert brands in Australia, has upgraded its its Lawson enterprise management software to support its international expansion.
A recent study that found no bio-based plastics are fully sustainable contained significant inaccuracies and was based on out of date information, according to the leading manufacturer of one of the materials covered in the research.