Welcome to the August 2015 IoPP Industry Spotlight!

Throughout August we promise you great content on food packaging matters.

August 10, 2015

Packaging tip: How Hellmann’s squeezed more mayo out of a bottle
Hellmann’s learned that Americans missed out on more than 1,000 pounds of its mayonnaise in 2014, which was trapped inside nearly empty squeeze bottles. The brand is solving that consumer frustration with a new-and-improved squeeze bottle.

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Additional reading—New protocols for food safety of RPCs issued
A working group of the Reusable Packaging Association has developed recommendations for retailers, growers and providers of reusable plastic containers to strengthen food safety around RPCs.

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Perspective: Product protection should be a foremost consideration for packaging
(Courtesy of AMERIPEN, the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment)
Rather than being in the packaging business, it might make more sense to describe ourselves as being in the protection business: What we protect is the product, the purse and the planet, writes Keith Fanta, Section Head, Packaging Sustainability at Procter & Gamble.

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Aug. 20 webinar: Health & Wellness Trends—Food Packaging Implications
Have you ever wondered about packaging implications of key trends affecting food and other products? For example, more than 50 million Americans have arthritis. One in five Americans spends less than 15 minutes preparing dinner. And many millennials want to know more about how food is grown, and they view food not just as nutrition but also as entertainment and self-expression. Find out how to relate today’s food culture to tomorrow’s packaging at IoPP’s information-packed standard webinar on Aug. 20. “The Changing Face of Health & Wellness, and Implications for Packaging” will be presented by Karen Wilder, Senior Director, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at the Schwan Food Co.

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