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Snack Pack Trends

In this article, we summarise a post from the Packaging Innovation website which discusses 3 trends in snack packaging. We have added a fourth trend regarding sustainability. Pure Ingredients, Clean Label As more and more consumers demand pure food, food manufacturers are getting rid of artificial ingredients and striving to use only natural ingredients. This […]

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Monday, June 24th, 2019

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Weight Watchers’ New Brand and Packaging

An article on the www.healthcarepackaging.com website reports that the Weight Watchers company announced in September 2018 that it was rebranding the company. The purpose of the rebrand was to reflect a shift in focus from weight loss to overall health and wellness. Weight Watchers is a global brand that was founded in the US in […]

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Friday, June 21st, 2019

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FSAI’s New DNA tool Detects Food Fraud

This article is a summary of an article from the Irish Times that reported on a new DNA tool, developed by the FSAI that will enhance the ability to fight food fraud. It enables the entire genetic content of a food to be revealed without any prior knowledge or suspicion of what may or may […]

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Monday, April 29th, 2019

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Food and Drink Consumer Research

Ingredion, a food ingredient manufacturer commissioned research to find out which food and drinks products consumers really want. The report is called “Food That Just Clicks”. This article gives a brief summary of key findings and link to the full report. The research was carried out by MMR on behalf of Ingredion in September 2017. […]

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Monday, March 25th, 2019

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How Robots will Shape the Food Industry

This is a summary of an article from the Bord Bia website which reports on the Food Loves Tech Conference in the US in November 2018 which had demos of how robots can be used in the foodservice industry. It reported on innovations such as how food businesses can grow salad greens in-house in water […]

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Saturday, January 19th, 2019

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Food Fraud Conference 2019

The Food Fraud Conference is now in its third year and will bring together quality assurance heads from global food manufacturers and processors who need to keep up-to-date on the latest regulations. This one-day event brings industry professionals from around the globe to discuss the upholding the integrity of the global food supply chain. This event […]

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Thursday, January 17th, 2019

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Is Taste Eligible for Copyright Protection?

European Court of Justice Ruling on Taste as Copyright for a Food Product Dutch Cheese Manufacturer Attempts to Protect Dip with Taste Copyright This article is a summary of an update on the Matheson website regarding the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling that the taste of food cannot be protected by copyright as it […]

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Monday, December 17th, 2018

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Food Safety Conference Dublin August 2019

“The Science of Food Safety – What’s our Future?” Conference The FSAI is hosting a 2-day international food science conference entitled “The Science of Food Safety – What’s our Future?” The two-day event will focus on microbiological safety and chemical safety. It will feature international and national keynote speakers from the food industry. Regulatory chemists; […]

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Monday, November 19th, 2018

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The Psychology of Colour in Food Packaging

Over 90% of consumers make snap judgements of products based on the colour of packaging alone according to an article on the Packaging Innovation website. Red, for example, more than any other colour stimulates consumers appetites. In this article, the effects of various packaging colours on consumer’s perception is explored. In this article, the effects […]

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

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Food Fraud 2018 Information Pack

The Food Fraud Conference took place in London in March 2018. An interactive conference pack PDF is available to share the knowledge, progress and innovations being made from Food Fraud Conference. A crucial theme discussed at the conference was how the wider industry needs to share knowledge to win the fight against food fraud in all […]

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

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