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Packaging and Labelling
Denny Bros solutions to fix food industry's labelling dilemma
From December 2016 food labelling will become even more complex when the latest EU Food Information Regulation comes into force. From then it will be compulsory for back of pack labelling to carry a nutrition declaration.Added to this, Britain’s Royal Society of Public Health has also suggested putting.....
AU: Fruit, veg wrapping source of increasing waste
Over the past 20 years there has been a 170 per cent increase in waste in Sydney, and two-thirds of this is said to come from food packaging. The obsession with faster, easier food, such as peeled fruit and vegetables in plastic is adding to the waste.“Waste has a growth of 7.8 per cent annually and.....
Campaign to reduce plastic wrapping in HK supermarkets
A group of expatriate women in Hong Kong have launched a campaign, calling on supermarket chains to use less individual plastic packaging on fruit and vegetables. Sandra Carvajal, from Colombia, said she had seen an increasing use of plastic compared to when she first arrived in the city 11 years ago.She.....
US (MI): Packaging improvements can help produce stay fresh longer
A team of Michigan State University researchers with the School of Packaging, have shown that packaging improvements can enhance the safety and improve the quality of onions."We focused on ready-to-use onions, which have grown to become one of the five most commonly sold vegetables in the last decade," said.....
`Equilibrium Modified Atmospheric Packaging´
EMAP for shelf life extension
In 2014, India’s largest global flexible packaging company Uflex decided to offer shelf life extension solutions to the Indian Fresh Produce Industry. With the help of the foreign technology partner, Uflex came out with a solution. “The solution Equilibrium Modified Atmospheric Packaging (EMAP) entails.....
The cooperation behind the success at Best Packaging 2016
An innovative solution rewarded in the packaging world - we are talking about "Top smile lite", the special 100% PET resealable film (and therefore fully recyclable) that won the "Best Packaging 2016" award in the "Over All" category.This was made possible by the constant commitment ofSmileSys, always at.....
Innovative packaging strategies to reduce losses of fresh food products
Damage and economic losses borne by all the food chains in packaging stages and marketing, are heard by the manufacturers and are mostly economic accidents for small, medium and large retailers, as for consumers.Disorders characterized by the development of necrotic areas, rot, or other damage on fresh.....
Solutions against weak cold chain system
China: enhanced carton packaging preserves freshness
In China, a continuous cold chain (transport) system is not always available. This can affect fresh produce quality. Recently, a Chinese packaging company has launched a solution that should mitigate insufficient temperature control. Bao Xin Trading has designed a carton box with improved pressure and.....
Turkey: Developing new packaging to extend shelf life
The R&D department of the Turkish company Aypek is currently working in the development of antimicrobial modified bags, as well as in a new type of modified-atmosphere packaging with a multi-layered material that, reportedly, helps to extend the shelf life by 20% more than conventional modified.....
Corrugated helps improve fresh produce delivery
Demands for fresh produce and flowers change with the season, which is why the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) believes corrugated offers great quality, sustainable and stand-out packaging at the most cost-effective price which assists in this fast changing environment. Corrugated packaging’s.....
Study: IFCO Reusable Plastic Containers better for environment
On April 21, IFCO released the results of a new peer-reviewed life cycle analysis (LCA) study comparing Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) and corrugated cardboard containers used to package and transport fresh produce from farms to retail locations. The results show RPCs are more environmentally-sustainable.....
Study shows reusable plastic containers generate less CO2
IFCO today released the results of a new peer-reviewed life cycle analysis (LCA) study comparing Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) and corrugated cardboard containers used to package and transport fresh produce from farms to retail locations. The results show RPCs are more environmentally-sustainable than.....
Cardboard packaging could save €57.2m in Almeria
A workshop organized by the Association of Fruit and Vegetables Producers of Almeria (COEXPHAL) in Spain has found that selecting the right packaging for fruits and vegetables is a key factor when it comes to increasing the fresh produce sector’s competitiveness.The ‘Packaging as profitability and.....
New softfruit pack a big hit
This morning UK fruit and vegetable supplier McCarthys posted a newsoftfruit packing on Twitter and according to Rob from the company it has been an instant hit.The pack has three sections filled with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries all from Spain. Each pack contains 225g for fruit and there are 6.....