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Packaging and Labelling
Working together with Pakistani distributors to adapt new export methods
Since the Netherlands began investing in Pakistan back in 2011, Mr. Azizur Rahman Shaik, Country Head of NED PAK operations in Pakistan, has been frustrated with the slow pace of Pakistani exporters in adapting new export methods, despite all of the new technologies made available to them from all corners of.....
Reducing global food waste from farm to fork
Amcor will demonstrate how packaging is a partner in reducing global food waste – from the farm to the fork at Interpack 2014. The company will participate this year as a member of the Save Food organization, a non-profit initiative focused on addressing the issue of global food waste.According to a study.....
APC announces $22.6 million expansion
American Packaging Corporation will undergo a $22.6 million expansion at its facility including additional production equipment and a new technology center.While many phases of the current expansion are already under way, people will begin to see construction activity outside of the facility soon. The.....
Shelf life extension big challenge in growing berry consumption
During last week’s Global Berry Congress 350 berry players from around the world came together. The consumption of berries is growing and to meet the increasing demand innovations in the field of quality and shelf life are necessary. The Respiration Control System from PerfoTec can play an important role.....
By Nadav Nitzan, Ph.D.
Postharvest pathology of beans
The most common diseases affecting bean pods are Gray Mold (Botrytis cinerea) (Fig. 1), and White Mold (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) (Fig. 2). Other diseases may be pod russeting (Plectosporium tabacinum) (Fig. 3), Rhizopus rot (Rhizopus stolonifer), Pythium leak, and Alternaria rot. These fungal pathogens are.....
Sam Sleiman leaves Accu-Label to start LABELPAC Inc
Sam Sleiman, former co-owner and founder of Accu-Label Inc. in Lakeshore, Ontario, recently sold his half share in Accu-Label to start his own company, LABELPAC Inc., where he serves as sole owner and president. “Being sole owner has given me the autonomy to become more diverse in the produce industry as a.....
Millions in fines due to price fixing in New-Zealand
In New-Zealand, the largest Swiss logistics company Kühne + Nagel is to pay a fine of approximately 2.06 million Euros having been convicted for price fixing, writes the Swiss 'Handelszeitung' in it's newest edition.The company received the fine also due to participation with Panalpina in an air freight.....
Italy: New INFIA website in three languages
The new INFIA website is now online. The company specialises in packaging for fruit and vegetables and produces 3 billion pieces each year, destined to over 75 countries worldwide. The website is available in three different languages (Italian, English and Spanish) at:www.infia.itThe new website can also be.....
Evlon Taste Saver has double advantage
The goal for food packaging is to safely deliver a product to consumers in the best condition possible. Evlon Taste Saver film, developed jointly by Cardinal Fresh and Bi-Ax International, fits the bill. Evon Taste Saver is all the more interesting because it is made from 100 percent natural and.....
Dutch romana lettuce available from Marnifruit in flow pack
For product manager Bas van der Wal from Marnifruit, this year Dutch romana lettuce packaged and delivered in Kings flow pack, is one of the highlights. "Through working with growers towards producing a uniform high quality product, it is now possible to bring romana lettuce to the marketthis season, and.....
Interpack- Messe Düsseldorf from 8-14 May
The role of packaging in preventing food waste
Packaging as a resource for improving the management of food products, from production to consumption. It is with this concept in mind that ILIP, one of the European leading food packaging manufacturers, will be exhibiting at Interpack (stand FG / IPP21), the packaging sector's largest exhibition, to be held.....
Co-operative Group signs with IFCO
IFCO is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with the UK’s largest mutual business and fifth largest food retailer, The Co-operative Group, to provide managed Returnable Plastic Container (RPC) services for fresh produce suppliers. Later this year, IFCO will start to supply RPCs to.....
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Van Vugt Kruiden introduces BloomBites
Edible flowers are hip. Consumer magazines are full of it, television shows and hobby cooks are using edible flowers in their recipes, but finding edible flowers in the shops is not so easy. Van Vugt Kruiden wishes to change all that. "We noticed the demand for edible flowers was growing on the market and we.....
The R&D Team at StePac:
Developing the best holistic packaging solutions
Early on in its 20 year history, StePac realized the hard way, that sustained success of Xtend® packaging requires a holistic approach. As good as the packaging may be, its performance is dependent upon numerous factors such as quality of the produce that is being packed and good postharvest handling. In.....