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Packaging and Labelling
Norway: 46.3 kilos of food per person wasted due to bad packaging
On average, every Norwegian throws away 46.3 kilos of food per year; the use of incorrect or faulty packaging causes damage and shortens the products' shelf life, warn experts on food safety and packaging. However, some may get the impression that all packaging is environmentally unfriendly. This is.....
Consumers prefer cardboard packaging
British shoppers* prefer to see their purchases packed in cardboard because it offers better protection than polystyrene for goods in transit, as well as being the easiest material to recycle, according to latest research commissioned by the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI).This boost for the.....
AU: Banana crate trials a win for the industry
Recent trials by CHEP Australia in the use of reusable plastic crates as an alternative to cardboard cartons for the banana industry have returned positive results for growers and other members of the supply chain.Early estimates show a 10 to 15 per cent cost saving, while also reducing damage to the fruit.....
Heinz no longer allowed to sell ketchup in Israel
In France, Heinz is almost synonymous with ketchup, but Israel has decided to stop the brand calling it’s product “ketchup", in favour of “tomato seasoning”. The Minister of Health believes that Heinz’s product does not contain enough “tomato solids” to be labelled as ketchup. This decision is the result.....
Unique bag pusher and bag positioner
New machine designed for entire packing line
Customised solutions and simplicity are vital issues for Manter in the supply and set-up of its packaging lines. Two examples in this respect are the unique Pusher and Positioner. The Pusher ensures the correct reading of labels, while the Positioner conveniently places bags of all sizes on a belt in the.....
View Fresh® announces advancement in modified atmosphere packaging
View Fresh®, a modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) system, specializing in polyethylene bags for the preservation of fresh fruit, announces the release of the View Fresh Spectrum-Slider bag. The View Fresh Spectrum bag is closed by simply using the slider – a first for the MAP industry! The Spectrum-slider.....
Italy: New rules on packaged fresh produce
New rules on the preparation, packaging and distribution of ready-to-eat fruit and vegetables, such as bagged salads and potted fruit salads, have been enforced in Italy.Among the new requirements is the obligation to keep vegetables at a temperature below 8°C. The addition of non-fresh or dried ingredients.....
New multitrack hydro-cooler enables sorting prior to refrigeration
The firm Wyma has developed a new hydro-cooler for refrigerating and storage of fresh products that can manage several product flows. The multitrack hydro-cooler has a maximum of three tracks at its disposal, of which the inner lane is divided for transporting fresh products through the cooling chamber. This.....
Cider exports will be 'significant' for Aus brewers
While the Australian industry body for Cider makers, Cider Australia, argues its case to be included in new country of origin labeling laws, the industry is ripe to begin exporting more, according to Cider Australia President Sam Reid. “Exporting is probably still in its embryonic stages, but I know that.....
Afghanistan Ministry of ag to build fruit packaging processing factory
Kabul, 29 July, The Minister of Agriculture of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Asadullah Zamir, has announced his department’s plans to build a factory for the handling and processing of fresh fruit in Afghanistan. This initiative is necessary in order to bring Afghan fresh and dried.....
New Zealand ‘will eventually’ amend labeling laws
As Australia tightened its regulations and announced stronger country of origin requirements for products sold in supermarkets and exported, the New Zealand Government has remained ‘steadfastly stuck’ and continues to ignore consumer demand for this information, according to Horticulture New Zealand’s Leigh.....
Zeolite packaging fights stinking foods like durian
Stinking foods including the world's smelliest fruit – the durian – could soon have their undesirable odours eliminated during storage and transport thanks to cheap packaging made from composite films of zeolite and nanocellulose. These films can absorb the gas molecules responsible for their smell and the.....
'Clear, honest' info helping sell frozen berry product
It’s quite often hard to discern what’s what when shopping for Australian Made products, according to Ruth Gallace, co founder of Matilda’s Frozen Berries, which announced it will be in production from next month on Thursday. "Working in the industry I'm pretty well informed in terms of knowing what to look.....
AUER Packaging starts anniversary year with record sales
AUER Packaging has achieved the best result of their 30 year existencewith a turnover of 76 million Euros in 2014. With a plus of 31%, the Bavarian packaging specialist significantly surpassed their results of the previous year (58 million Euros). But with the positive results for five consecutive years the.....