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‘Important changes’ as gluten-free label laws move under FIC

Rules on gluten-free labeling have been published under the EU Food Information to Consumers (FIC) regulation, and there are some important changes for the future, says the Association of European Coeliac Societies (AOECS).

Delta Packaging to open production plant in Poland

Delta Packaging will open a 10,000m² production plant in Poland in June next year, to expand its services across Europe.

DIGGING INTO INNOVATION AND NPD WITH DATAMONITOR CONSUMER

What do women want (from bread)?

Manufacturers should look to develop breads tailored to women’s nutritional needs, according to a Datamonitor researcher.

‘Stand-still’ cereal segment should consider milk-less snack bags: Canadean

Cereal makers should consider moving NPD away from the breakfast table and introducing milk-free snack bags to be eaten like crisps, according to Canadean.

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Seda and Dilly & Wolf launch snacks tub

Paper cup and container producer, Seda has teamed up with Dilly & Wolf to launch a range of 200ml pots in the UK, which are lined with an aluminium barrier layer to keep snacks fresh. 

KP Snacks bags on pub passion during World Cup

KP Snacks has gone pub-themed for the 2014 FIFA World Cup; recreating a local UK pub in Rio for the games and running a consumer competition fronted by celebrity pub landlord Al Murray.

World Cup 2014 fever: Nobody else can seriously compete against snacks, says ESA

Savory snacks are a perfect fit for the World Cup and industry has injected huge efforts into flavor development, pack design and marketing campaigns to draw the punters in, says the director general of the European Snacks Association (ESA).

The Carolina Nut Company: Making PBJ peanuts was like a Reese’s moment

The Carolina Nut Company has rolled out a peanut butter & jelly (PBJ) peanut variety that it says bucks the trend in nut flavors and should help US expansion plans.

ASA: Chia and flax ad should be ‘super-seeded’

The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has upheld four complaints about the implied health claims of Bioglan ‘superfood’ chia and flax seeds.

General Mills and Kellogg refute Oxfam climate change attack

General Mills and Kellogg have dismissed Oxfam’s claim that they are the ‘worst offenders’ on global greenhouse gas emissions and not doing enough to tackle climate change.

'We need more time': SFA calls for 4-6 years on Nutrition Facts panel overhaul

The two-year proposed window for manufacturers to change nutrition labeling is not enough, snack makers need four to six years, says the CEO of the Snack Food Association (SFA).

2014 Sweets and Snacks Expo

Leaders of the pack at 2014 Sweets and Snacks Expo

The 2014 Sweets and Snacks Expo showcased thousands of product launches, and old favorites, in standout packaging. Here are a number of bags, pouches, and other containers that captured attention.

Mary’s Gone Crackers founder: We realized we were more than a cracker company

Mary’s Gone Crackers has become much more than a cracker company and it needed a brand revamp to better reflect that, says founder.

Kids' cereal waddles into plantable packaging

Little Duck Organics’ Mighty Oats single-serve cereal cups boast an outer carton that, when planted in the garden, sprouts tasty vegetables from the seeds in the paperboard.

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2014

‘Boring’ bread needs clever labeling and flavor excitement: Mintel

Packaged bread is typically boring and lifeless but clever labeling and flavor innovation should reinvigorate the category, says a Mintel analyst.

Interpack 2014

Dow to launch pacXpert across EMEA

Dow Packaging has launched pacXpert at Interpack with plans to roll the product out across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) this month. 

Aplix Easy-Lock wins Kellogg’s deal

Aplix has won a deal to supply Kellogg’s Special K Muesli and Crunchy Nut packs with its Easy-Lock polyethylene reclosable design across Europe.

Shelf appeal: Image analysis has greater focus than the untrained eye

Image analysis could be a effective way to determine quality loss in storage compared to visual inspection, according to researchers.

Two-compartment pouch shakes up jerky packaging

Jerk Nation pouches with jerky and seasoning separated, engineered by Thought For Food and Son, invite consumer interaction.

Packaging design inspiration gallery: SUSTAINABILITY

Earth Day is an annual global celebration highlighting the importance of sustainability, recycling, water conservation, and other ways to save the planet. Here are some examples of food packaging that pitches in on the eco effort with compostable materials, natural paper, and other features.

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