Processing & Packaging

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Branding

Fresh new look for Montezuma’s Chocolates

By Anthony Myers

Montezuma’s Chocolates, which was taken over in 2018 by Edinburgh-based private equity firm Inverleith LLP, has announced a brand redesign.

Tomra Foods is holding a webinar to help its customers with production solutions during the coronavirus restrictions. Pic: Tomra Foods

Sweets & Snacks Expo

Tomra to host ‘Sweet Stuff’ virtual webinar

By Anthony Myers

With the cancellation of this year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo, Tomra Food solutions is offering its skill and guidance regarding confectionery sorting solutions online.

Tomra Food's Virtual Demonstration Center. Pic: Tomra Food

Coronavirus

Tomra Food offers virtual help to its clients with demonstration centers

By Anthony Myers

Belgian food technology company has announced it is taking action to ensure business continuity while protecting its employees’ and customers’ health with the introduction of Virtual Demonstration Centers to provide interactive demonstrations during the...

Nestlé signs European Plastics Pact. Photo: Nestlé

Nestlé signs European Plastics Pact

By Jenny Eagle

Nestlé has signed the European Plastics Pact, to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable and reduce its use of virgin plastics by one third by 2025.

Governments on both side of the Atlantic are shining a spotlight on sugar in order to reduce obesity. Pic: GettyImages/vchal

Sugar in the spotlight: The tax and the new Nutrition Facts label

By Gill Hyslop

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is rolling out a new Nutrition Facts label that shines a spotlight on ‘Added Sugars’ to help Americans cut back on the amount they consume, while on the other side of the pond, the UK’s sugar tax is producing...

Eef de Ferrante, MD, AIPIA, (centre) at last year's Asia Summit. Photo: AIPIA

AIPIA cancels China Summit amid concerns over Coronavirus

By Jenny Eagle

AIPIA, the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association has announced it is postponing its China Summit, due to be held in Shanghai in April, due to concerns about Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China and many other regions.

ProSweets/ISM 2020 is set to welcome a record number of international participants when it opens this weekend. Pic: Koelnmesse

ProSweets/ISM 2020

ISM set to welcome record numbers for its 50th birthday party in Cologne

By Anthony Myers

Together, ISM and ProSweets cover the entire value chain in the production of sweets and snacks - from chocolate and chocolate products, to sweets, biscuits, through to trending snacks. Here is a preview of what to expect at this year’s event when it...

Mantrose enhances confections with superior edible coatings. Pic Mantrose-Haeuser

In brief

RPM acquires food stabilizers and emulsifiers manufacturer

By Anthony Myers

Coatings and sealants specialist RPM has announced that its Mantrose-Haeuser business has acquired Profile Food Ingredients, LLC, a manufacturer of dry stabilizer and emulsifier blends for the food industry.