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Packaging and Labelling
Mexico: New labelling for fruit and vegetables
Fruit and vegetables sold by Mexican supermarkets will have a new four-digit code, in addition to the barcode, and which is called "price look up" (PLU), used globally since 1988, which allows stores, suppliers and consumers to identify the type, size and variety of each product, as well as whether it comes.....
AU: Packing job has bags of appeal
Packing about 150,000-190,000 boxes of grapes, 80,000 trays of mangoes, and more than one million boxes of mandarins from 45,000 bins of citrus means the future is looking fruitful for Central Fruit Packers Mundubbera.General manager Brent Chambers said the business was expanding and locals were set to.....
Europe: Mandatory labelling could have major implications
Lately there has been much uncertainty about the impact of the new labelling legislation, in particular in regard to nutritional values and country of origin. By December, the European Commission means to publish an investigation into the impact of a mandatory indication of country of origin for unprocessed.....
Quality label for French chicory
After a 6 year process, open air chicory producers in the North of France have managed to get the Label Rouge for their product, the Pévèle chicory. “It is a real recognition, the result of hard work for those like myself who were born into chicory” says Annick Rouzé who is proudly wearing her Label Rouge.....
"Fits well with healthy image fresh produce sector"
Recyclable, compostable healthy beast
At Interpom Primeurs 2014, the ACE Packaging company introduced the healthy beast packaging line, which is recyclable and compostable. The line includes paper bags for fruit and vegetables, which is to inspire people to eat healthier. The bags give all sorts of healthy tips and recipes in a notable, fun.....
New label alternative
Excitement, interest and demand continues to grow for the new Sinclair® EcoLabel™. As the leading produce labelling solution provider, Sinclair offers the industry’s first compostable fruit label made from a blend of thermoplastic starch and biodegradable synthetic polymers. Validated through rigorous trials.....
High standards for fresh produce packaging
Corrugated board is the material of choice for transport and display packaging solutions in supermarkets. It is lightweight, strong, space efficient, able to carry branding messages, fully recyclable and made entirely from renewable resources. The benefits are clear, but what about its role within the fruit.....
Czech store 100% free of plastic packaging
The idea of selling food without packaging is no revolution, but a return to a concept that was here long before. The main objective of this Czech initiative is to discard the use of expensive and environmentally unfriendly packaging. A few weeks ago, therefore, the first Bezobalu.org store, offering.....
Jane Proctor, CPMA:
“A move towards standard labelling”
Labels contain important information about the products, and a distinction is made between labels on packaging and labels on the product. Jane Proctor, of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association, explains about the importance of standardisation in labelling."Fruit and vegetables are traded in an.....
Laser labelling to be available worldwide
European fruit laser labelling specialist Laser Food has announced the signing of a marketing agreement with U.S.-based JBT Corporation, which will expand the availability of the company’s cost-effective, eco-friendly alternative to traditional fruit labels.Please click here to watch the BBC report of laser.....
Israel: Label not important to consumers
A study conducted in Israel has determined that most consumers purchasing fruit and vegetables do not perceive brands as an important factor and believe branded produce is more expensive. Half of the respondents claim brand labels on fruit do not ensure quality.65% of respondents had heard of fruit and.....
Canada: New boutique packing facility in Southern Okanagan Valley
The Star Group through Consolidated Fruit Packers (CFP) is expanding with its own state of the art packing facility in the Southern Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada.Located in Osoyoos, this central location will enable CFP and The Star Group to invest a significant and long term interest in the.....
Annick Smets: "Demand for shelf life extending packaging increases"
EuralPack updates flow-pack foil
For some time now, EuralPack has focused on the potato sector, and for a number of years on the fruit and vegetable sector too. The company mainly supplies vacuum packaging or fumigated packaging for freshly peeled potatoes, fries and other potato products. Recently they introduced a new product: an updated.....
Pieter Maarleveld, GS1:
"Identification and information are future factors for success"
Information becomes increasingly important, also in fresh produce labelling. In addition to legislation regarding traceability becoming ever stricter, Pieter Maarleveld, CEO of GS1 Netherlands, also sees consumers asking for more and more product information. At the 1st EU Forum Fresh Info Forum & Round.....