Category Archives: Let’s Talk Packaging

Branding at it’s Best

It is challenging to compete on the shelf and capture the consumer's attention in a matter of a few seconds.  Here is an example of a great brand that is hard to miss!  The message speaks for itself.  
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Recycling System in Canada

This 5 minute video does a nice job of explaining the material recovery process and how the stewardship fees are calculated for the various types of packaging materials. [embed]https://youtu.be/_AKug9Sq1sk[/embed]  
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Health Canada Announces Changes to Nutritonal Labeling

On October 24, 2016 Health Canada announced the Healthy Eating Strategy for Canada with the intent to help Canadian consumers make heathier choices when purchasing processed foods.  The intent is to provide consumers with nutrition information that is easily understood, truthful and accurate. In addition, standardized labeling will enable consumers to compare the nutritional values of similar products.  To…
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Food Labeling in the U.S.A.

On May 20, 2016, the FDA announced the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease.   This in response to consumer demand for more clarity regarding nutritional claims, food values, and ingredient listings. If you export products to the…
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Brand Owners Need to Register Now to Comply with B.C.’s Regulation for Packaging & Printed Paper

The B.C. Provincial government has enacted a recycling policy, effective May 2014, for packaging and printed paper.  Multi-MultMaterials B.C. (MMBC), the non-profit entity formed to implement this policy, reports "the program shifts recycling costs from the consumer (through property taxes) to industry, making companies responsible for the waste they produce”.  The goal is to increase…
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