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.
Now that the FDA requires food manufacturers to list trans fat content in products, many companies are turning to alternatives such as palm, palm kernel and coconut oil -- all of which contain saturated fatty acids. The trans fat labeling law has also introduced a host of questions from serving sizes listed in nutrition facts to labeling in restaurants.
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.
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.