Processing & Packaging

Tetra Pak sees reasons for optimism in the Middle East.

Dubai launches hint at Middle East’s growing clout for Tetra Pak

By RJ Whitehead

It is no coincidence that Tetra Pak has chosen the Middle East as its launch site for a trio of new products. Doing so reflects the relative importance of this previously unsophisticated market, which the company now brands as “dynamic” and sees as having...

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FSSAI to draw up new packaging regulations

By RJ Whitehead

Cases of contamination owing to the use of substandard materials have prompted the Indian regulator to take action by preparing new food packaging guidelines.

China invests heavily in Dubai food hub

China invests heavily in Dubai food hub

By RJ Whitehead

Dubai Food Park will feature a Chinese food processing cluster following a pledge to invest AED1.35bn (US$367m) by Ningxia Forward Fund Management Company.

Huhtamaki acquires IP’s Chinese paper business

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Huhtamaki acquires IP’s Chinese paper business

By RJ Whitehead

Memphis-headquartered International Paper (IP) has announced the completion of the sale of its foodservice business in China to Huhtamaki Group for an estimated EUR15m (US$18m).

Ribena recalled in Malaysia

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Ribena recalled in Malaysia

By RJ Whitehead

The manufacturer of Ribena has recalled some batches of the fruit drink in Malaysia over a “manufacturing error”.