Food Packaging

Would you eat your water bottle if that would save the planet?

New products with edible food packaging want to take the sustainability trend to a new level. Yet, experts say these products still face substantial …

Sustainability

Global Fresh Produce and Banana News

Freshfel report shows there is still misleading consumer informationThe image and name of fresh fruit is still often being misused by other food …

Food Science

Ishida targets revolutionary food packaging

The new technology involves printing readable content on the entire package, allowing any point of it to be scanned to give a price, but using …

What this symbol that’s on nearly half of your food actually means

The Hechsher, or the Ⓤ marking on many common food items, is a signifier that the food is certified kosher. There are various symbols that appear on food packaging. The symbols differ depending on which kosher organization has certified the food and the contents of the food. The small letters next …

Business

Food packaging design: how to comply with food processing methods?

Food packaging, evidently, needs to be as safe as it is appealing. Food processing methods greatly determine packaging requirements and, hence, food …

Food

If you’re trying to understand the labels on food packaging or articles about nutrition, you might...

If you’re trying to understand the labels on food packaging or articles about nutrition, you might wonder about some of the terms and abbreviations …

Nutrition

Germany's Klöckner Agrees to Buy Linpac to Boost Food Packaging - Bloomberg

Klöckner Pentaplast Group, the German maker of packaging materials, has agreed to buy U.K. firm Linpac Senior Holdings Ltd. to bolster its food …

Business

Cloves and silver make for better food packaging

The petroleum-based plastic film typically used in food packaging is difficult to clean up and recycle, and it remains in landfills for many years …

Food Safety

The west’s throwaway culture has spread waste worldwide

Packaging – much of it single-use food wrapping – has created a rubbish problem that now pollutes every corner of the world. Manufacturers got us into this mess, but it’s up to us to dig ourselves out – and here’s how<p>In 2003, I was told by a restaurant owner on a Thai island that local fishermen …

Recycling

The way junk food packaging tricks you into ditching your diet

<i>By Emily Drooby, Buzz60</i><p>Ever walk into a convenience store and see all of the colorful candy packages? Well, it turns out you're basically walking …

Junk Food

Send us your tips for reducing food packaging waste

Guardian Cook is looking to source tips on keeping food packaging waste to a minimum. Share yours via GuardianWitness<p>For Cook’s green issue next week, we’re asking: how do you keep your use of food packaging to a minimum?<p>Have you picked up any clever tips in using or recycling packaging? Let us in …

Sustainability

Toxic Packaging: Are Fast Food Wrappers Hurting Your Family?

Visit us at Mamavation.com for more updates, healthy tips and challenges.We moms all know that fast foods are not healthy, but every now and then, …

Nutrition

Study: Fast food packaging contains chemicals harmful to human health, environment

Earlier this month, news broke of a study that found potentially health-harming chemicals in a variety of fast food packaging. Upon hearing such …

Fast Food

Fast Food Packaging Worries

Chances are good that if you’re a reader of this website, you don’t eat fast food on a regular basis. But nobody’s perfect. Perhaps, every now and …

Black Market

EU awards €7.7 million to Israeli-led project prolonging food shelf life

The European Union recently awarded €7.7 million to the international NanoPack Project, led by the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, to …

Israel

The Scary Way Your Fast Food Packaging Could Be Making You Sick

You’re probably under no illusion that fast food is good for you or the environment. Burgers dripping with grease, sourced from factory-farmed meats …

Fast Food

Surprisingly, This Is The Most Unhealthy Part Of Your Takeaway

No, not the ocean of BBQ sauce<p>Junk food in 2017 is an untamable monster, with three layer burgers and triple fried chips becoming standard fare in …

Junk Food

Surprisingly, this is the most unhealthy part of your takeaway

Somehow not the ocean of BBQ sauce<p>Junk food in 2017 is an untameable monster, with three layer burgers and triple fried chips becoming standard fare …

Junk Food

Ketchup or PFAS with those fries? Researchers raise concerns about chemicals in fast food packaging

As if cheeseburgers, fries and microwave popcorn weren’t enough of a dietary worry, now you have another concern<p>As if cheeseburgers, fries and microwave popcorn weren’t enough of a dietary worry, now comes word that fast food packaging is also a cause for concern.<p>In a paper published last week, …

Sustainability

Now Even Fast-Food Packaging Is Bad For You

A new study finds that packaging and wrapping at restaurants like McDonald’s, Burger King, Chipotle, and Starbucks are packed full of PFASs, a kind of chemical you don’t want soaking into your food.<p>Remember BPA, and how we all had to stop drinking water from BPA-containing plastic bottles? Well, …

Black Market

Toxic chemicals in one-third of fast-food packaging: study

Fast food isn’t exactly known for its health benefits, but a new U.S. study suggests even the packaging may be harmful.<p>That’s because the study found one-third of fast food packaging contains chemicals known as PFASs (for polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances) that give it stain-resistant, …

Chemicals

Fast Food Packaging Found To Be Just As Nasty As Fast Food

The same compounds that give sandwich wrappers and pastry bags their grease-repellant properties might just make you sick.<p>You’re probably under no …

Chemicals

Fast-food wrappers are full of chemicals

The processed ingredients in your burgers and fries aren't the only cause for concern in a fast-food meal.<p>When you make the conscious decision to eat …

Fast Food

The unhealthiest part of your hamburger isn't what you think

We all know fast food is not good for us - greasy chips, deep-fried chicken and salty burgers may be delicious, but most of us keep them as an …

Fast Food

Which fast-food wrappers have more dangerous chemicals than others? Study offers answers | Restaurants

The risky chemicals that keep cooking grease from leaking out of fast-food containers are widespread, according to a peer-reviewed study released …

Food Safety

Warning: fast food packaging and grease-proof paper contain potentially harmful chemicals

Some fast food packaging contains potentially harmful chemicals that can leach into food, warns a new study.<p>Researchers found more than 20 toxic highly fluorinated chemicals, including a phased-out substance.<p>Grease-proof packaging has helped make burgers and pizzass on-the-go a less messy …

Chemicals

Fast Food Packaging Might Be Dangerous For You

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but as it turns out, your fast food order might be coming with a side of harmful chemicals.<p>According to a new study published in the journal <i>Environmental Science & Technology,</i> many fast food chains are using wrappers that contain dangerous chemicals. For the …

Chemicals

Burgers Aren’t the Only Fast-Food Products That Could Harm You - Bloomberg

The risky chemicals that keep cooking grease from leaking out of fast-food containers are widespread, according to a peer-reviewed study released …

Chemicals

Potentially dangerous chemicals found in fast-food wrappers, researchers say

For more than three decades, fast-food chains have relied on the chemical industry to keep grease and oil from soaking through burger wrappers, …

Food