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Time to take stock and make plans: P.E. Labellers plans its 2018 trade fairs

Posted by on Tuesday December 12th, 2017 in Exhibitions | 0 comments

When December comes, with the sweet scents of the festivities, it is always time to look back at the past year and make plans for the future. For us 2017 was a year full of events, commitments and many satisfactions that brought important recognition to the company. With this enthusiastic approach, we are getting ready for trade fairs in 2018. We’ll start in Saudi Print & Pack in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the event devoted to printing and pre-printing machines from 22 to 24 January. We’ll then continue with Propak East Africa, from 27 February to 1 March. Again in March, Propak, an event promoting packaging and materials, will move to Vietnam from 20 to 23 March. April will be a very busy month: we’ll start with Djazagro in Algiers from 9 to 12, a trade fair focusing on processing...

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The “less is more” formula applied to cosmetics

Posted by on Tuesday December 5th, 2017 in No food | 0 comments

The extra value of certified natural products What elements does a cosmetic product need to have or not have to be considered “eco-friendly”? And what information does it need to have on the label to recognise it? The market of lotions, soaps, detergents, toners is quick and steadily on the rise. As is the attention towards certifications that guarantee their quality or, at least, safety in terms of health. First thing, it is important to highlight that products regarded as eco-friendly must not contain pesticides, artificial colourants, raw materials of animal origin or OGMs in their formula. There is a limited number of active ingredients and the plants must grow in an environment protected from contaminants or harmful substances that might contaminate them. On the labels we can find the “kosher”, “nickel-free” and “gluten-free” symbols in fuchsia, while “vegan”,...

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Americans demand transparency on food labels

Posted by on Tuesday November 28th, 2017 in Food | 0 comments

Eight out of ten consumers would like the law to come into force soon The Food and Drug Administration recently introduced new standards that involve a radical change in nutritional tables for food products sold in the United States. The labels will need to include: the calories in a very large front and at the front of the pack, the added sugar content and the nutritional percentage of the product compared with the recommended daily amount, the portions contained in the package and the average amount of a single portion, the mineral salts and vitamins, not as a percentage but by weight, and finally, all the information must be related to official daily dose values. To ensure that all companies, including smaller ones, can adapt to changes, the FDA proposed an adjustment period of 18 to 24 months, thereby...

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The three glasses of the Italian 2018 Gambero Rosso Wine Guide have been unveiled

Posted by on Tuesday November 21st, 2017 in Beverage | 0 comments

Awards to the best labels of the peninsula, plus many “special mentions” The new edition of the Italian 2018 Gambero Rosso Wine Guide, which assigns awards the best labels and the best companies in the peninsula, was recently presented. As many know, the most anticipated moment is the award of the “Three Glasses”, a guarantee of production excellence. The guide reviews 252,000 wines and 2485 companies, and this year there were 436 wines that received the highest recognition. For 2018 the title of “wine cellar of the year” was won by the Venetian company Masi of the Boscaini family. Stefano Amerighi was the “winemaker of the year”, while the “emerging wine cellar” was Calabrian group Spiriti Ebbri. The green and organic sectors are gaining more and more space and the Three Green Glasses have increased – reaching 99 –...

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Mandatory origin on the label for tomato by-products

Posted by on Tuesday November 14th, 2017 in Food | 0 comments

The measures laid out in the decree introduce testing for two years The interministerial decree was signed by the Minister of Agricultural Policy Maurizio Martina and the Minister of Economic Development Carlo Calenda to introduce the obligation to indicate the origin of tomato by-products. From now on, the label must feature where the vegetable is grown and where it is processed. The long-awaited news was announced at the Coldiretti forum in Cernobbio. Therefore, restrictions and strict obligations imposed by the government against foreign tomatoes. Tomato concentrates, sieved tomatoes, but also sauces or dressings with tomatoes accounting for at least 50% of the ingredients must feature the required origin and processing information on the label. If these steps take place in more than one country, the following terms may be used, depending on the origin: EU countries, non-EU countries, EU...

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