Nearly a third of food businesses have no corporate allergen management systems in place, an SGS survey has found.
Kind Snacks has filed a lawsuit against Clif Bar for allegedly infringing its packaging trademarks.
Tyrrells Crisps has apologized for inadvertently using an image of a Nobel Prize nominated poet to illustrate a "fleeting look of contempt" for its on-pack competition.
Bakers need to start thinking about concepts, packaging and branding ahead of formulation – like consumer packaged goods firms, says Nielsen’s bakery expert.
The InterFlex Group has acquired Star Packaging Corporation, a flexible packaging converter with markets in the North American bakery, chemicals and snack food sector.
Kellogg has cut prices of its single-serve cereal bars in the UK by 29% which could make them competitive amid waistline woes and catapult the brand out of the breakfast aisle, an innovation expert says.
Natural, active antimicrobial sachets containing concentrated oregano essential oil (OEO) should resonate well with consumers concerned about artificial preservation techniques, suggest researchers.
Snacking as we know it will evolve, driven by an unruly consumer desire to try new and exciting concepts and companies must buck up and innovate to profit, says a healthy foods analyst.
Designing food and beverage packaging and products for kids calls for a balanced approach.
Ishida Europe plans to expand into Africa next year and snacks will spearhead the move, its managing director says.
An upcoming conference will bring together top food firms and industry suppliers to hammer out sustainability, design and other packaging issues.
Ishida Europe has developed a new snack pack sealing system that uses ultrasonic technology – enabling manufacturers to make drastic film savings.
Amcor Flexibles has optimized its ‘bag-in-box’ technology to offer greater protection against contamination of products like cereals from carton board, inks or the environment, it says.
Green polyethylene (PE) is growing with Tetra Pak, General Mills and Danone adopting the technology but is not yet at full capacity, according to Braskem.
A Sonoco Plastics package has landed first-place honors for its design and sustainability.
Insignia Technologies will go ahead with trials in the US, UK and Europe after renewed interest with a sizeable cash investment.
Kellogg has developed an interactive music mobile app with entertainment major Live Nation but the move will only be semi-interesting for consumers and considered a novelty, says an analyst.
Automotive specialist SAS Automation dived into the bakery sector three years ago and says it plans to be a major player in de-panning within the next two.
The baking industry is acting on energy efficiency but cost comes first and this can block speedy progress, says the Carbon Trust.
Next generation energy-saving technologies do exist for bakers but not everyone is jumping on board, says the American Bakers Association (ABA).