In order to promote modern and high-quality packaging for food products, the competition " Riga Food 2019 Packaging No. 1" was held and the winners of the best food packaging awarded.
Packages for beverages, confectionery and sweets, meat and meat products, fish and fish products, bread and groceries, as well as packaging for products not belonging to these groups were judged during the competition.
The panel of judges included Iveta Krauja, a chairperson of the Packaging Association of Latvia, Prof., Dr.sc.ing Sandra Muižniece-Brasava, a director at WPO, head of the Technology and Knowledge Transfer Department at Latvia University of Agriculture, Jānis Ozoliņš, a leading technologist at VG Kvadra Pak, Asnāte Ziemele, a president of Latvian Country Tourism Association “Lauku ceļotājs”, Andrejs Šmidbergs, a constructor at “Austra Pak’’ Andrejs Broks, a designer and member of the Latvian Designers’ Society, Laura Berga, a deputy director at “Latvijas Zaļais punkts’’, and Ieva Bečere, a CEO at Association of Latvian Printing Companies.
Panel of judges assigned the Grand Prix to Pobeda Confectionery for the packaging of unique chocolates. Other winners: Kabile Manor Winery packaging for sparkling beverages – 1st place; Kronis packaging for soups (doy pack) – 2nd place; Capulus terra or Curonia Roastery – 3rd place.
The “Riga Food 2019” visitors vote in the category of packaging for beverages: 1st place – Keramexclusive ceramic souvenir bottle “Violin”; 2nd place – Nordic Food packaging for the drinking water “B’MORE”; 3rd place – Food & Beverage International packaging for “Perollo Amarola Amaro” /”Bitter”.
Packaging for confectionery and sweets: 1st place – Vajars packaging for the chocolate cream “Magmum Šoko”; 2nd place – Diamonds Food Group packaging for vegetable dessert cakes “Nature’s Diamond”; 3rd place – Prana Energy for a packaging “Crazy Cake”.
Packaging for Bread and Groceries: 1st place – Latvijas Maiznieks for the Latvian Grain Bread packaging; 2nd place – Saldus Maiznieks for the Fine rye bread toasts packaging.
Packaging for meat and processed meat products: 1st place – Noo Lihatoostus for “Snakker” packaging. Packaging for fish and processed fish products: 1st place – Oscars Fish packaging for frozen products; 2nd place – Oscars Fish tin tunnel.
Packaging for foods not included in the product groups above: 1st place – Baltic Bio Grain for packaging "No ban on green living!", 2nd place – Erika Kilkuvienė for the "Gyvas honey" packaging; 3rd place – Food & Beverage International for the Perollo Evoo IGP Sicilia packaging.
The competition “Riga Food 2019 Packaging No. 1” is held by the International Exhibition Company BT 1 in cooperation with the Packaging Association of Latvia.