Edible packaging, which is currently being developed by manufacturers, may extend the shelf life of foods and offer a environmentally safer alternative to traditional aluminum foil or vacuum packaging.
Months after the Mohammed cartoon controversy, products from Denmark-based Arla Foods are slowly making their way back onto the shelves of nearly 50% of the 50,000 Middle East markets that stocked them in the past.
The U.K.'s first factory capable of recycling HDPE resin found in plastic milk bottles could break ground within a year. The Waste and Resources Action Programme, the agency in charge of the plant, is hoping to attract commercial sponsors after the first few successful resin-recycling trials.
Produce packaging, including products such as clamshell packs and plastic containers and bags, is expected to grow into a $4.3 billion business by 2010 due to the popularity of fresh-cut and ready-to-eat produce.
Hidden latex was discovered in one-third of England's food packaging, and some was transferred into food items, according to a U.K. Food Standards Agency study. Manufacturers in the U.K. are not required to label latex-containing food packaging.