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Packaging and Labelling
Screening, labeling still issues in Hep A berry outbreak
Frozen berries being imported into Australia have been upgraded to ‘medium risk’ by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ), and 100% of the berries coming in from Chinese facilities identified following the Hepatitis A outbreak will be fully screened after the number of cases across Australia.....
US (WA): Fruit companies merge packing operations
Two longtime Yakima Valley fruit companies are combining operations in a newly created company.Legacy Fruit Packers, which launched Jan. 1, merges the warehouse and packing operations of Valley Fruit in Wapato and Larson Fruit Co. in Selah.Combining the operations was the best way to keep costs down and to.....
UK: Special micro-perforated lidding films for soft fruits
The research and development team at TCL Packaging has developed new micro-perforated printed lidding films to create optimum conditions for soft fruit.The films permit precise gas and moisture transmission rates, effective tray sealing and maximum protection from contaminants for the contents, frequently an.....
Florida strawberry growers connecting consumers and pickers
An innovative method is connecting Florida strawberry growers to consumers. For the past seven years, Wish Farms, a year-round grower of strawberries, has implemented a traceability system called ‘How’s My Picking?™’ which allows each carton of berries to be traced back to the picker. “This season we are.....
Food labelling won’t stop HepA outbreaks
Calls for stricter food labelling requirements, and to buy local have been spread across the Australian media this week. The recall of Nanna’s 1kg raspberries and mixed berries, and Creative Gourmet 300g and 500g packs of frozen mixed berries, has sparked a flurry of news commentary about the potential for.....
Grufesa presents new Valentine's Day packaging
The cooperative Grufesa has launched a new innovation with this new packaging that will make strawberries an indispensable part of Valentine's Day.The new special packaging was presented at Fruit Logistica, in Berlin. It consists of a cardboard cover with an original and attractive design, which features the.....
Aad van Dijk: "Bio based box next level in sustainability"
The Greenery innovation: tomatoes packaged in own stalk
The Greenery had a real world first at the Fruit Logistica. A carton packaging made from fibres from tomato stalks was presented for the first time. Duijvestijn tomatoes are packaged in the bio based box. Not unrelated, this Greenery grower was chosen as thewinner of the Tomato Inspiration Award 2015at the.....
Packaging must take active role in product development
At the latest edition of Fruit Logistica, Jeffrey Brandenburg, president of JSB, gave a conference entitled “Ground-breaking solutions in Convenience Packaging”, in which he addressed the various innovations, ideas and developments in the world of packaging for fresh produce.First and foremost, Jeffrey stated.....
Klondike Royale™ for Valentine’s Day
In support of retail advertising for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, Potandon Produce has enhanced its newest advertising icon, the Klondike Fairies.The Klondike Fairies adorn the bags and point of sale materials on one of Potandon’s newest potato varieties, Klondike Royale™. Blooming Roses and.....
"Mini Containers" for retailers and processors
Baltimore will be showcasing their latest breakthrough in its portfolio of specialty packaging with the launch of the Fresh-R-PaxTM "mini - container" at the upcoming Fruit Logistica. Designed with both retailers and processors in mind the mini - container is a tray comprising the food - safe Fresh-R-PaxTM.....
UK: Meeting challenge of digital landscape
UK corrugated packaging companies are jumping on the digital bandwagon, driven by a combination of shorter run lengths, the dramatic rise of the discounters, emergence of online shopping and brand customisation.The Corrugated Packaging Industry needs to keep pace with a challenging retail landscape and is.....
UK: ‘Farm to fork’ roadshow to reduce food waste
The Amcor Produce team took to the road last week in order to connect with customers and discuss ways to reduce food waste. “Maidstone, Lingfield Park, Peterborough and Edinburgh were the destinations we chose to get close to our customers in their local area in order to share some exciting news about Amcor.....
Fruit Logistica, Hall 4.2, Stand C-04
Italy: New Foglia Sublime packaging
2014 was rather a positive year forAzienda Agricola Altamura: "We managed to conquer new markets and strengthen our presence on the usual ones. In addition, we widened our range of products with pea shoots, chives, greek cress, coriander and red pak choi," explains Fabio Altamura, who runs the family.....
KX Food sees potential in ginger exports to Europe
In June 2014, the import company KX Food was founded in Antwerp. KX Food was created by the Chinese parent company Min Feng Food Co. Ltd. with the intention to centralise all exports to Europe. Currently, that involves ginger, but the range is expected to be expanded even further. As of this month, KX Food.....