NAMA (National Automatic Merchandising Association) had formed a coalition with Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA); American Beverage Association (ABA); National Confectioners Association (NCA); and SNAC International to submit a request to Scott Gottlieb, FDA’s Commissioner of Food and Drugs requesting enforcement discretion on Front of Pack labelling for vending machine snacks until the ruling is made.
Organized by Messe Düsseldorf, Messe Düsseldorf India and the Indian Institute of Packaging, online registration for the interpack alliance trade fairs, Pacprocess India, Food Pex India and Indiapack 2018, is now open.The events will be held at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in Mumbai from October 24 – 26, 2018, concurrently with drink technology India, organized by Messe München. Traditionally held in Mumbai, the trade fair quartet had its successful debut last year in New Delhi and now alternates annually between New Delhi and Mumbai.The four trade fairs cover the entire range of food, beverage, baked goods, confectionery and pharmaceuticals, cosmetics as well as non-food and industrial goods. At the 2017 staging in New Delhi, 212 exhibitors occupied around 119,000 square feet of exhibition space and attracted around 10,000 visitors. Germany and Italy will have a strong presence at the trade fairs. Renowned companies such as SMC, Multivac and Bizerba, Cama, Ronchi, Clevertech and Makro Labelling have already signed up. The four events are also attracting companies from the Far East and exhibitors in 2018 will include the Chinese market leader Hangzhou Youngsun Intelligent Equipment Co. For further information on visiting or exhibiting at Pacprocess India, Food Pex India or Indiapack 2018, you can register online at http://www.pacprocess-india.com.The interpack alliance comprises events of Messe Düsseldorf that form part of the Processing & Packaging portfolio. Exhibitors and visitors will recognize these trade fairs by the new “interpack alliance” brand which has been modelled after the interpack brand - an international event in the packaging industry and related process industries.The interpack alliance also includes the trade fairs Upakovka (Moscow), Swop (Shanghai World of Packaging), pacprocess India/indiapack and food pex India (Mumbai, New Delhi), pacprocess Tehran (Tehran), components (Düsseldorf), food processing & packaging exposyum Kenya (Nairobi), indopack (Jakarta) and process expo (Chicago). The interpack alliance targets the segments food, beverage, confectionery, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, non-food consumer goods as well as capital goods on important growth markets – with focal themes differing by event. The trade fairs in China, India, Iran and Russia are exclusively supported by the Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association, UCIMA.
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Citing cashless payment as an instigator, Swedish market research firm Berg Insight predicts that by the year 2022, 5.4 billion vending machines will be online.
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