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Functional Food Packaging & Industry News

Learn about trends and processes associated with functional foods packaging. The functional foods industry includes processed food and vitamin-enriched products that individuals may eat or drink to improve their health and/or help minimize the side effects of a disease or medical condition.

Mac bags
May 29, 2013 | Column/Opinion

Could packaging help McDonald’s address 'fast food' health concerns?

Shareholders meeting attendees call for foodservice retailer to leave hospitals, stop marketing to kids at company’s shareholders meeting.
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Rumble bottles
February 22, 2013 | Package Case Study

Nutritional beverage differentiates with clean simplicity

Health drink Rumble distinguishes itself in the crowded functional beverage category through a clean, uncluttered design with artwork chosen to appeal to the emotions.
BN eco bottle
February 7, 2013 | Feature Article

Molded-pulp bottle is perfect for protein powder line

Natural health products brand Bodylogix follows in the footsteps of Seventh Generation when it launches an eco-friendly, convention-busting bottle for its protein powders.
January 16, 2013 | White Paper

White Paper: How a few simple changes can speed up your supply chain

New white paper shows how to accelerate time-sensitive shipments to positively impact your customers' business processes.
Burgopak Sinuflash
January 14, 2013 | Package Case Study

French laboratory relaunches probiotic product

Aragan switches from a common blister/carton to a patented slider pack that offers multiple benefits.
May 25, 2011 | News

Nestle's acquisition signals a deeper dive into the healthcare sector

Swiss company's purchase of Prometheus Laboratories could be a sign of changing times for medical foods, pharmaceuticals, and personalized healthcare.
March 16, 2011 | News

Additives, toners for PLAs

December 3, 2010 | News

PepsiCo's Russian acquisition expands global functional food business

Nutraceuticals World reports that PepsiCo has agreed to acquire 66% of Wimm-Bill-Dan, "Russia's leading branded food and beverage company." The Dec.
August 4, 2010 | News

Proposed legislation could impact cosmetic packaging

Following FDA's recent push to monitor health claims on functional foods this proposal calls for full disclosure of ingredients, reporting of adverse health effects and random testing for pathogens or contaminants.
July 28, 2010 | News

FTC gives Nestle a 'time out' for functional food claims aimed at kids

Just six weeks after Kellogg's Rice Krispies took a hit for claiming to help boost kids' immune systems, Nestle has been called out for deceptive messaging.

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