INOTEC – Sausage separation 2.0 – awarded industrial design for sausage cutting machines, iF Design award 2017

inotecThe new generation of INOTEC sausage cutting machines was awarded by Germany’s most traditional design institution iF International Forum Design GmbH in Hannover. The “iF Design Award 2017” has a tradition of over 60 years and every year more than 5.500 products of 59 countries apply for it. The critical jury members were convinced by INOTEC’s sausage cutting machine WT99-iT because of an extremely hygienic and dynamic machine design which meets all requirements in terms of sanitation and resists the tough industrial conditions of the food industry.

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Calls for considered approach to changes to international worker visa program

cattlecouncilThe Sheep Meat Council of Australia and the Cattle Council of Australia today call on the Federal Government for a considered approach to its proposal to abolish the 457 visa program to mitigate the potentially detrimental flow-on effects to Australia’s red meat industry.

Cattle Council of Australia President, Howard Smith said that as Australia’s largest food manufacturer and significant employer in rural and regional areas, the meat processing sector, which directly employs more than 200,000 Australians, it is imperative for the industry to be able to overcome skill set shortages in the domestic labour market with access to international workers.

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Sustainable procurement in supply chains addressed by new international standard

bsiBSI, the business standards company, has launched ISO 20400:2017 Sustainable procurement – Guidance. Designed to assist organizations to meet their sustainability responsibilities, ISO 20400 outlines what sustainable procurement is, and how an organization can implement sustainable procurement practically.

The overarching concern of the new international standard is to make the supply chain integral to an organization’s sustainability goals.

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Tyson Foods Commits to New, Sustainable Approach to a Better Workplace

tysonfoodsCompany initiates expanded programs to support employees

As part of Tyson Foods’ (NYSE:TSN) focus on sustainable food production at scale, the company has committed to expanded efforts to create a better workplace at its production facilities.

“We believe sustainability is about continuous improvement and solutions that last, and this includes a healthier workplace,” said Noel White, chief operations officer at Tyson Foods.

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swop Joining Hands with “Packaging Family” to Expand and Upgrade the “FMCG InnoZone”

interpackAccording to the Report of the Chinese FMCG Internet B2B Market in 2016 released by Kantar China, the overall transaction volume of the Chinese FMCG B2B industry in 2018 is estimated to reach RMB 20 trillion. This translates to numerous business opportunities for manufacturers of packaging materials and products in the FMCG packaging market. With the increased consumption of China’s middle class, higher packaging requirements are being placed on FMCGs. In the “Made in China 2025” plan, new materials are included as one of the ten major development fields.

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Tesco, Hilton Food Group and LINPAC Team Up To Maximise Recyclability Potential of Fresh Food Packaging

linpacblTesco Plc has partnered with key supplier, Hilton Food Group, and fresh food packaging manufacturer, LINPAC, to maximise the recyclability potential of its plastic fresh food packaging in support of the recycling industry.

The three companies have worked together to bring the lightweight LINPAC Rfresh® Elite plastic pack for meat and poultry to Tesco shelves. The unique pack is manufactured from in excess of 95 per cent food-safe recycled content, which is typically recovered from plastic (PET) water bottles from household waste.

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Corbion announces details of share buyback program

corbionCorbion will execute a share buyback program of € 25 million in 2017. The share buyback program will be executed as from today, 18 April 2017, and will run to 31 December 2017 at the latest. The share buyback will not exceed 10% of the currently outstanding share capital, up to a maximum of € 25 million.

The maximum number of shares to be repurchased on any given day will not exceed 25% of the average daily trading volume on the regulated market on which purchases are made, calculated over the last 20 trading days before the date of repurchase.

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Paul Ingall Joins Yamato to Drive New Spare Parts Business

yamatoscalePaul Ingall has joined automatic weighing machine manufacturer Yamato Scale Dataweigh as business development manager. Paul’s chief responsibility will be to work with the operations manager to improve Yamato’s spare parts and actuator repair offerings.

“I will be working with the operations team to highlight Yamato’s high quality genuine spare parts and the excellent after sales service that Yamato provides,” said Paul.

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