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FDA contact material regulations

FDA contact material regulations: does your packaging comply?

There’s more to packaging than meets the eye. Sure, colours and graphics are what draws consumers to packaging in the first place. But there’s lots to be said for the material itself as well, especially from a manufacturer’s point of view. To prevent chemicals transferring from packaging to food, all packaging materials must adhere to […]
demand for food packaging is soaring

Golden times ahead! Demand for food packaging set to soar

Golden times lie ahead for the food and beverage packaging industry, in Europe as well as North America. Smithers Pira expects packaged food and drink consumption in Europe will grow 3 percent annually to 953 billion packages by 2020. Along similar lines, the market research firm projects volume consumption in North America to reach 551.32 […]
self-heating food packaging is trending

Self-heating food packaging is getting hotter and hotter

Nothing beats a hot meal, especially when you don’t have time to cook. Ah, the joy of microwaving! But there’s only so much you can do with your packet of soup, instant pasta or any other type of ready meal that needs heating when you’re in your car, on the train, or worse: when your […]
FDA label changes

FDA label changes: US consumers are cutting down on sugar

  Consumer behavior is a complex and ever-changing phenomenon. One factor that seems to remain constant, however, is the consumers’ willingness to improve their dietary habits. A survey by Leatherhead Food Research which questioned 1,061 respondents shows nearly half of US consumers consider health and nutrition among their top priorities. More specifically, 48 percent are […]
food labelling activity equivalence

Food labelling: traffic light system vs activity equivalence 

How Brexit will eventually affect the British economy, let alone the British packaging industry, is anyone’s guess for now. Ask the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), though, and they’ll tell you all about the activity equivalence labelling system they proposed in 2016. Indeed, Prime Minister Theresa May (in a speech at the Conservative Party […]
food labels for different demographics

Do your food labels meet consumers’ changing needs? 

While consumers are more health-conscious than ever, less than half of them actually read labels before placing food products in their shopping carts. Marketers everywhere are now scratching their heads, because food labels are not just an informative medium subject to ever changing regulatory compliance rules but also a chance for brands to boost sales. […]
food labelling fails

Food labelling: consumers long for more clarity and compliance

Consumers are increasingly aware of what they eat, attaching more and more importance to food safety and nutrition benefits. Meanwhile, despite (or due to?) the many rules and guidelines in place, manufacturers still fall short when it comes to food labelling.
food processing methods and packaging materials

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 packaging designs. This article provides an overview of the packaging implications of the most common food processing methods.
traffic light labels EU

They’ve seen the light! EU welcomes ‘traffic light labels’

Remember when we talked about traffic light labels in the UK? They’re now coming to the rest of the EU! With a few minor changes, that is. Coca-Cola, Mondelez, Unilever, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Mars are paving the way for this innovative food labelling concept. While public health campaigners applaud the color-coded labels for their easy […]
transparent food packaging design tips

Transparent food packaging: standing out by being invisible

Transparent food packaging is one of the latest food packaging trends taking the world by storm. Is it a trend that’s here to stay? We sure think so. Research has shown that more than half of US consumers find it important to see the actual product they’re buying. How to adjust your food packaging design […]
best product packaging colours

Are you sure your product packaging has the right colour?

When it comes to product packaging, looks can really make or break a sale. No matter how great a product may be, it simply won’t sell – let alone get noticed – if its packaging design isn’t well-thought-out. The ideal product packaging design is eye-catching, made of quality materials and adheres to the rules of […]